The broadcast network evening newscasts on Wednesday provided prominent coverage of the “Tea Party” rallies across the nation with time for the views of participants, but they tried to discredit the protests as a front for “corporate interests” or a “fistful of rightward leaning Web sites” -- a concern for motives and hidden agendas the same programs lacked when championing the 2006 pro-illegal immigrant marches. All three also cited polls to undermine the premise the public shares the concerns on taxes and spending espoused by the “tea party” protesters.
“Cheered on by Fox News and talk radio, the hundreds of tea parties today were designed to protest the bailouts, the stimulus plan, and President Obama's budget,” Dan Harris explained on ABC before asserting: “But critics on the left say this is not a real grassroots phenomenon at all, that it's actually largely
|The poll already expired - voting is no longer possible!|
|Absolutely not. I work my tail off and get raped by the government (federal, state, & local) all day, every day.|
|I think I pay my fair share.|
|I'm on food stamps, welfare, medicaid, section 8.... I don't pay taxes and leach off society, so yes... I'm happy with my current tax situation|
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