"...Critics have derided the Tea Parties as a phony movement drummed up by Republicans angry that Barack Obama won the presidency.
But local organizers insist the rallies are not about partisan politics because both sides are to blame.
The Bush administration started the bailouts, they said, opening the door for the Obama administration’s attempts to get out of the economic crisis.
“People think this is about President Obama, but it’s not,” said Marilyn Jordan, an organizer of the Fort Bend Tea Party. “It is about making a change in government. They’re making bad decisions. These stimulus bills are out of control. I’ve worked hard all my life and no one has given me a handout.”
To keep the momentum going, the Houston Tea Party Society is planning eight more rallies. It also plans to have town hall meetings and to encourage people to register to vote.
“We see movements come and go,” Cravens said. “Where they fail is in the ‘what’s next.’ If there’s no direction to take the energy, it fizzles out. We hope to become a political organization to encourage more people to become active.” HOUSTON CHRONICLE
MCC comment: It's time for more competing political parties and ideologies.
2009 FBISD Tax Hearing (On YouTube)
CLICK HERE FOR THE 2009 FBISD CONTROVERSIAL TAX HEARING (YES THEY ARE RAISING THEM AGAIN--see petition of over 500 district taxpayers asking for board accountability) --In case anyone missed it they raised the property tax rate again (4th time) in 2010 and more than likely will do so again in 2011 facing another projected 15-20 million dollar budget deficit, according to some media reports. ***NEW*** ..Petition TO STOP THE GSTC (Global Science Museum being planned at the district central office--near $30 million dollar project that superintendent Jenney is pushing): http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/stopthegcst/ (see update below on this apparently ending this project after 2 years)