Jenny Beth Martin is the Co-Founder and National Coordinator for the Tea Party Patriots. This is now the 10th Anniversary of the start of the TEA Party movement, lit into action by the rant by Rick Santelli on CNBC about Obama’s move to have EVERYONE help pay for failing mortgage holders, many of which either bought too much house for their income or kept withdrawing equity from their house for cars, vacations, and the like.
His rallying cry was “We need another TEA Party” – and so Obama got one from folks for whom such a move was the last straw. WHY should an overreaching Government pay the price for those that wished to pay no price at all? The TEA Party Patriots were one of the first of the national TEA Party groups on stage (along with FreedomWorks whom I dealt with as a co-founder of the NH TEA Party Coalition) and are still around today.