Here is a prime example from the "The Washington Post". (Murtha's Earmarks Keep Airport Aloft)
The John Murtha airport sits on a windy mountain two hours east of Pittsburgh, a 650-acre expanse of smooth tarmac, spacious buildings, a helicopter hangar and a National Guard training center.All you need to understand is that the "TeaBaggers" are as angry as the members of the American Colonies were for the 1st Tea Party. Like then, it's about Responsible Government.
Inside the terminal on a recent weekday, four passengers lined up to board a flight, outnumbered by seven security staff members and supervisors, all suited up in gloves and uniforms to screen six pieces of luggage. For three hours that day, no commercial or private planes took off or landed. Three commercial flights leave the airport on weekdays, all bound for Dulles International Airport.
The key to the airport's gleaming facilities -- and, indeed, its continued existence -- is $200 million in federal funds in the past decade and the powerful patron who steered most of that money here. Rep. John P. Murtha (D-Pa.) is credited with securing at least $150 million for the airport. It was among the first in the country to win funding from this year's stimulus package: $800,000 to repave a backup runway. [Emphasis Mine]
The "Boston Tea Party" took place on December 16, 1773. The American Colonies were fed up with the amount of Taxation imposed by the King and Parliament in England on a populace who had no say in the matter.
The "Current Tea Parties", most of which took place on April 15, 2009, also represent how most Americans (except the Main Stream Media, MSNBC, CNN, Liberal Democrats etc) see our current Tax Dollars being mis-spent. The current Tea Parties are the result of our political representatives are not listening to the voters they represent.
The best sign I saw at the recent "Tea Parties" said: "YOU CAN'T FIX STUPID, BUT YOU CAN VOTE THEM OUT OF OFFICE".