A Tempest in a Teapot
Who would have thought that after all these years, tea would once again be used as a symbol of a political revolt. Well – it’s true – there is a tempest brewing south of the border in the United States and it’s called the Tax Day Tea Party. The whole notion started with a rant by Rick Santelli on CNBC:
From that rant – a grassroots movement has started that seems to have many objectives – the primary one is a protest against the bailout packages that governments have been putting together since the end of 2008. Some people started the revolt by mailing in teabags to their Congressmen in Washington D.C. – something organizers have tried to discourage. The mailed in teabags even resulted in Congressman George Radanovich’s Modesto California office in being evacuated at the beginning of this month. Tea Parties are scheduled for April 15th aross the United States. We haven’t heard of the movement coming to Canada – let us know if you know of any.
Once again – our delicate tea leaf finds itself at the centre of controversy.