KC Star editorial: "Today's 'tea party' protests are hardly grassroots events"


Today also will find a number of frustrated Americans attending "tea parties," including ones at the Liberty Memorial and Johnson County Community College.

These aren't exactly grassroots events. They have been organized or hyped largely by conservative-leaning groups, Republican politicians and others opposed to the Obama administration's plans to get the U.S. economy back on track and to clean up many of the financial messes left by former President George Bush.

While protests against taxes and spending are time-tried rituals, these aren't exactly on target given the nation's current crisis.

Full editorial: Today's 'tea party' protests are hardly grassroots events

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