A New American Tea Party: The Counterrevolution Against Bailouts, Handouts, Reckless Spending, and More Taxes

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John Wiley & Sons, Dec 23, 2009 - Business & Economics - 336 pages
The tax protester manifesto, written by a leading organizer of the tea party protests

On April 15, 2009, a grassroots contingency of Americans that would soon become known around the world as the Tea Party made front-page news. Angered by years of excessive government spending-taxpayer financed bailouts of businesses deemed too big to fail and taxpayer handouts to special interest groups-Americans of all ages and all walks of life took to the streets to take back their country. A New American Tea Party: The Counterrevolution Against Bailouts, Handouts, Reckless Spending, and More Taxes is their story, and it's your guide for contributing to the movement to rein in government spending. The book

  • Summarizes the Tea Party movement
  • Explains how the Tea Party protests were organized
  • Presents a call to action for continuing protests and describes how to best coordinate them

The debt resulting from today's reckless government spending will eventually result in massive tax hikes. A New American Tea Party shows how to focus your outrage into a productive movement that will make a positive difference.


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A Spending Timeline
Foreword xxi
The Tea Parties 1
Abandoning Principles
The Financial
The Political Class Reacts 51
The Media Strikes Back 73
The Racism Straw Man 88
By the Numbers 94
Radical Tactics 141
Health Care Takes
Rules for Counterradicals 235
Taking It to the States 252
In Conclusion 258

Sexual Slurs 82

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About the author (2009)

John M. O'Hara is vice president of external relations at the Illinois Policy Institute. Previously, O'Hara worked as assistant director of communications at The Heartland Institute. He served under U.S. Secretary of Labor Elaine L. Chao in the administration of George W. Bush and, prior to that, was a Collegiate Network journalism fellow at the American Spectator. O'Hara has appeared on dozens of radio and television programs as a commentator on the tea party movement and current political affairs. For his work with the tea party movement, he received an inaugural 2010 William F. Buckley, Jr., Leadership Award from the Young Conservatives Coalition. O'Hara graduated from Kenyon College with a BA in philosophy and a concentration in the Integrated Program in Humane Studies and was managing editor of the Kenyon Observer. For more about the author, visit JohnMOHara.com

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