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Friday, 18 September 2009

September 21--  It could be Americans concerned about the direction of the country are positioning themselves to make a difference by the time mid-term elections for Congress roll around in 2010.


Some news organizations estimate at many as two million Tea Party patriots were in Washington for the September 12th demonstration against big government. Jim Anderson of Vidalia led a delegation from Toombs County.  He believes the demonstrators have a lot in common.

"Term limits is a fairly common theme.  There needs to be some reform of health care, but we want to keep government out of our health care.  We're against cap and trade legislation which will put a heavy tax on energy costs and also destroy the industrial base of the U.S. even more.  We all seem to think that lower taxes on corporations will help create jobs and solve unemployment and help with healthcare insurance and other things," he observes.

After seeing and talking with people from all parts of the country, Anderson believes a sleeping giant may be awakening in the country.  "That quote was made and I that's a very good quote.  The number of people in their 50's, 60's, 70's and 80's was just amazing to me.  These are men and women who have worked hard all their lives, paid their taxes and mortgages, played by the rules, educated their children and now they see what the President calls a redistribution of wealth for people who haven't paid the price and worked hard all of these years.  It's just a giveaway program," he says.

According to Anderson, the Washington demonstration will get the attention of politicians who want to get re-elected.  "By the sheer numbers, the congressman and senators have to take note that we are definitely serious and that could make a statement in November, 2010," he promises.

Click Here to Hear Jim Anderson on the D.C. March.


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