5 Year Anniversary of the Rick Santelli Rant

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5 years ago today, on the floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, Rick Santelli, CNBC analyst, outraged that another huge spending bill had just passed, looked to the cameras and said:  “This is America!  How many of you people want to pay for your neighbor’s mortgages when they have an extra bathroom and can’t pay their bills?  The government is promoting bad behavior!  I’ll tell you what, I have an idea… We’re thinking of having a Chicago Tea Party in July!”

  

Here’s the now infamous Rick Santelli Rant

  

Social media lit up.  Americans instinctively knew that the big government spending of other people’s money was wrong!  The $787 billion TARP bill had just passed to ‘bail out’ the biggest banks.  Then the ‘Stimulus’ bill (American Recovery and Investment Act) had passed on 2/17/09 – filled with ‘pork’ for D.C. Legislators.   

  

And the next day, the modern day Tea Party Movement began.

22 of us got on a phone call and began planning ‘TEA parties’ for 2/27/09.  Most of us had little political experience – We just knew that Americans were fed up!  And on that day, 30 Tea Parties were held across the country.

So we kept going.  People who had never met before, but believed in less spending, lower taxes, and smaller government, sat down at kitchen tables, joined in phone calls and social media, to begin scheduling a ‘Tax Day Tea Party‘ for 4/15/09.

  

And on that day, more than 850 Tea Parties, with 1.2 million in attendance, joined hands across the nation.  We were determined to ‘Restore America’s Greatness the way our Founders intended it’.

  

I STILL BELIEVE – 4/15/09

  

We have been ‘demonized’ by the press, the Democratic party, progressives, socialists, the ‘Occupy’ movement’ and targeted by the IRS, simply because we don’t agree with ‘big government’ legislators.

  

What’s amazing is that our core principles and our mission statement of ‘Restoring America’s Principles’ have remained constant these 5 years – with no hesitation.

  

Chicago Tea Party: “I’m Voting for Liberty”

  

  

 More history on Illinois Tea Party

  

 So where are we today?

  

Senate Democrats: The IRS Must Crack Down on Our Critics Ahead of the Election 

  

  

Obama on separation of powers: Catch me if you can 

  

  

 “I will not retreat, I will not surrender, I will not be intimidated, and I will not ask for permission to exercise my Constitutional rights.” -Catherine Engelbrecht,

testifying before a Congressional Committee to the horrific abuse she has endured at the hands of the IRS, and several other Federal bureaucracies, since becoming involved in civic matters.

 

 

  Congressman Trey Gowdy blasts Obama

 “How can the President say there was not a smidgeon of corruption in IRS targeting of conservatives?”

 

 

So we continue on…. Because we know 

The Next Generation of Leadership (Tea Party Tidal Wave will come.

 

 

God Bless America! and God Bless the Tea Party!  

  

Thank you! to those who have donated to help us with some of the expenses we are incurring in our ‘Transforming Illinois’ initiative by helping fiscal conservatives and Get Out the Vote.  

We really appreciate it, since as you know, advertising, gas prices, and printing, are not inexpensive in Illinois.

If you would like to help:

You can donate at: Illinois Tea Party

 

  

We have also put up an ‘Election 2014’ link on our state site, and will be continually updating it.  

  

 

Check out, and USE our Illinois Tea Party Alerts!!

     

 

 Illinois Tea Party has joined forces with other organizations in a non-partisan, non-political approach in educating our legislators and parents on Common Core: www.stopcommoncoreillinois.org

   

   

PLEASE DONATE TODAY

                      

Illinois Tea Party is  a grassroots, volunteer organization. We need your help to cover our operating costs, printing, ads, and expenses to fight Common Core and other progressive programs in Illinois.  Thank you!  

   

Daily information/news provided continually on our Illinois Tea Party Facebook

Illinois Tea Party Website

Illinois Tea Party

5 years ago today, on the floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, Rick Santelli, CNBC analyst, outraged that another huge spending bill had just passed, looked to the cameras and said:  “This is America!  How many of you people want to pay for your neighbor’s mortgages when they have an extra bathroom and can’t pay their bills?  The government is promoting bad behavior!  I’ll tell you what, I have an idea… We’re thinking of having a Chicago Tea Party in July!”

  

Here’s the now infamous Rick Santelli Rant

  

Social media lit up.  Americans instinctively knew that the big government spending of other people’s money was wrong!  The $787 billion TARP bill had just passed to ‘bail out’ the biggest banks.  Then the ‘Stimulus’ bill (American Recovery and Investment Act) had passed on 2/17/09 – filled with ‘pork’ for D.C. Legislators.   

  

And the next day, the modern day Tea Party Movement began.

22 of us got on a phone call and began planning ‘TEA parties’ for 2/27/09.  Most of us had little political experience – We just knew that Americans were fed up!  And on that day, 30 Tea Parties were held across the country.

So we kept going.  People who had never met before, but believed in less spending, lower taxes, and smaller government, sat down at kitchen tables, joined in phone calls and social media, to begin scheduling a ‘Tax Day Tea Party‘ for 4/15/09.

  

And on that day, more than 850 Tea Parties, with 1.2 million in attendance, joined hands across the nation.  We were determined to ‘Restore America’s Greatness the way our Founders intended it’.

  

I STILL BELIEVE – 4/15/09

  

We have been ‘demonized’ by the press, the Democratic party, progressives, socialists, the ‘Occupy’ movement’ and targeted by the IRS, simply because we don’t agree with ‘big government’ legislators.

  

What’s amazing is that our core principles and our mission statement of ‘Restoring America’s Principles’ have remained constant these 5 years – with no hesitation.

  

Chicago Tea Party: “I’m Voting for Liberty”

  

  

 More history on Illinois Tea Party

  

 So where are we today?

  

Senate Democrats: The IRS Must Crack Down on Our Critics Ahead of the Election 

  

  

Obama on separation of powers: Catch me if you can 

  

  

 “I will not retreat, I will not surrender, I will not be intimidated, and I will not ask for permission to exercise my Constitutional rights.” -Catherine Engelbrecht,

testifying before a Congressional Committee to the horrific abuse she has endured at the hands of the IRS, and several other Federal bureaucracies, since becoming involved in civic matters.

 

 

  Congressman Trey Gowdy blasts Obama

 “How can the President say there was not a smidgeon of corruption in IRS targeting of conservatives?”

 

 

So we continue on…. Because we know 

The Next Generation of Leadership (Tea Party Tidal Wave will come.

 

 

God Bless America! and God Bless the Tea Party!  

  

Thank you! to those who have donated to help us with some of the expenses we are incurring in our ‘Transforming Illinois’ initiative by helping fiscal conservatives and Get Out the Vote.  

We really appreciate it, since as you know, advertising, gas prices, and printing, are not inexpensive in Illinois.

If you would like to help:

You can donate at: Illinois Tea Party

 

  

We have also put up an ‘Election 2014’ link on our state site, and will be continually updating it.  

  

 

Check out, and USE our Illinois Tea Party Alerts!!

     

 

 Illinois Tea Party has joined forces with other organizations in a non-partisan, non-political approach in educating our legislators and parents on Common Core: www.stopcommoncoreillinois.org

   

   

PLEASE DONATE TODAY

                      

Illinois Tea Party is  a grassroots, volunteer organization. We need your help to cover our operating costs, printing, ads, and expenses to fight Common Core and other progressive programs in Illinois.  Thank you!  

   

Daily information/news provided continually on our Illinois Tea Party Facebook

Illinois Tea Party Website

 

 

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