Tea Party

Founded February 19, 2009, when CNBC’s Rick Santelli called for a “tea party” at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. Funded by the Koch’s Americans for Prosperity with a Libertarian influence although it became the far Christian Right minority within the Republican Party

 March 22, 2010 Tea partiers told to ‘drop by’ Tom Perriello’s home Politico by Andy Barr

February 14, 2013 Coalition Letter: Congress Must Honor Sequester Savings and Defund ObamaCare Before It Is Too Late by Matt Kibbe, President of FreedomWorks. Signed by

Edwin Meese III, Former Attorney General, President Ronald Reagan
Chris Chocola, President Club for Growth
Jenny Beth Martin, Co-Founder Tea Party Patriots
Penny Nance President Concerned Women for America
The Honorable J. Kenneth Blackwell President Constitutional Congress, Inc.

William Wilson President Americans for Limited Government
Duane Parde President National Taxpayers Union
Susan Carleson President American Civil Rights Union
 Andrea Lafferty President Traditional Values Coalition
Alfred S. Regnery President The Paul Revere Project

Lewis Uhler President National Tax Limitation Committee
Brent Bozell President ForAmerica
Matt Kibbe President FreedomWorks
Marjorie Dannenfelser President Susan B. Anthony List
David Williams President Taxpayers Protection Alliance
The Honorable David McIntosh  Former U.S. Rep-IN
David Bozell Executive Director ForAmerica
Colin Hanna President Let Freedom Ring
 Stuart Epperson President Council for National Policy 
Heather Higgins President Independent Women’s Forum
Cindy Chafian President The Mommy Lobby
Gary Bauer President American Values
Mike Needham CEO Heritage Action for America
David Bossie President Citizens United
Mathew D. Staver Chairman Liberty Counsel Action
James Martin Chairman 60 Plus Association
Erick Erickson Editor RedState.com
T. Kenneth Cribb Former Domestic Advisor President Ronald Reagan
Becky Norton Dunlop Former White House Advisor President Ronald Reagan
Grace-Marie Turner President The Galen Institutue
Myron Ebell President Freedom Action
Craig Shirley Reagan Campaign Biographer

Rev. Lou Sheldon Chairman Traditional Values Coalition
Richard Rahn President Inst. for Global Economic Growth
Lee Beaman Businessman Nashville, TN
Bob Reccord Executive Director Council for National Policy 
Angelo M. Codevilla Professor Emeritus Boston University
Tom Donelson Chairman America’s PAC
Brian Baker President Ending Spending
Kay R. Daly President Coalition for a Fair Judiciary
Don Devine Senior Scholar The Fund for American Studies
Gary Aldrich President Patrick Henry Center for Individual Liberty
Ralph Benko President Center for Civic Virtue
Andresen Blom Senior Strategist Center for Civic Virtue
Joe Gregory CEO Gregory Management Co.
Rebecca Hagelin

August 14, 2013, Joshua Withrow of FreedomWorks suggests attaching to the Tea Party’s letter by bills by Sen. Ted Cruz R-TX  and Rep. Tom Graves (R-GA) to the continuing budget resolution set to expire September 30 to avoid a government shutdown.


Tea Party: Palin’s Pet, Or Is There More To It Underneath US Money Talks By Ashley Jones on October 5, 2010 “According to their website, they oppose big government, high taxes, political correctness and “Obama Care.” They resent that “half of the people are paying all the taxes, while the other half don’t pay.” Their latest goal is to “Fire the 219” (Democrats in the House.) The main thrust of their complaint is high and unfair taxes for the rich.

What Are The Facts

What are the differences in Tax Rates over the last 60 Years? The 2010 tax rates range from 10% for under $8,375 to 35% for those making more than $373,650. Those near the national average pay 15%.

In 1950 the tax brackets started at 20% and ranged to 91% for everyone making more than $200,000 (married filing separately.) In 1982 the higher incomes were suddenly dropped from the table and everyone making over $42,000 per person was taxed 50% and no more.

In 1987 Ronald Regan changed the tax rate to a range between 11% and 38% almost identical to the current structure, except the highest rate was for incomes over $45,000. From 1993 to 2010 taxes have remained virtually the same, and very similar to Regan’s taxes, except for the gradual increase from $45,000 to $373,650 for the highest bracket. This represents a gradual change. Despite all the propaganda on both sides, the rich are not paying a higher percent than they have been in the past.” –US Money Talks