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Local group protests Obama's stimulus plan

Posted March 21, 2009
Updated March 22, 2009

— A Raleigh group protested President Obama’s stimulus plan and mortgage bailout during a rally at the state Capitol on Saturday.

The non-partisan group called the event the “New American Tea Party.”

“We do not believe Washington should reward failure,” organizer Daniel Martinez said in a release.

Several hundred people attended the event. Another rally is planned on April 15, Martinez said.


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  • Weaker Pelosi Mar 24, 2009

    I'm just waiting for my $33.33 per month so I can go on a spending spree.

  • whatusay Mar 23, 2009

    There is no way anyone can spend themselves out of debt. Obama is promoting socialism. He wants the government to own everything and all citizens to work for the government.

  • ignc73 Mar 23, 2009

    "you don't dig your way out of a hole, by digging it deeper...pretty simple concept even a 5th grader should understand"

    tmdelin: A 5th grader should also understand that the world's economy is in no way related to a hole. It's not that simple.

  • flashlight Mar 23, 2009

    I'm all for letting the economy crash and burn (i.e. "self-correct"). As long as it doesn't mean I'll have to give up MY job.

  • cartman Mar 23, 2009

    Funny, the originally tea party was about no representation.....what's this about, people who don't like coffee?

  • midnightclay Mar 23, 2009

    "Hopefully, Obama and the Congress work quickly to pass legislation to ban these protest and assemblies. It should be illegal to say these things that hurt president and his plans for the country. These protestors should be tried for treason and sent to special education camps. There in the camps they can concentrate on learning how things really work." ---GoBlue

    Ya - Sure! Whaddaya Nutz!
    I'm planning to attend the next tea party as well as helping to organize others in the area. Obama has done nothing but stir up trouble with his class warfare tactics and it's going to turn around and bite the libs right where they sit and where their brains are located. Most everyone I've talked to is just about fed up with his rhetoric and that of president Pelosi.

  • wralfan Mar 23, 2009

    Don't let the door hit ya' where the good "lord" split ya'!

    How do you think you made that decent living? You build the roads yourself for that decent living?

  • Axtel Mar 23, 2009

    The voting age should be raised to 40.

  • affirmativediversity Mar 23, 2009


    I'm with you. I'm getting pretty tired of having some short pant wearing neophyte abridge my rights while postulating their own.

    I say those of us with any resources, intellectual, moral or monetary, need to leave. If the liberal figure those of us who pay taxes and make a descent living are the problem...then let them have their Utopia without us.

  • affirmativediversity Mar 23, 2009

    Looks like ORGANIZE AMERICA already has their PORKFEST PAID PROPAGANDA zombies marching to the Obama drum.

    Its kinda nice to see the new changed youth of America can conform so quickly to their perceived authority. I wonder when they will be issued their brown shirts and short pants?