Tea Party organizers seek local support

first_img Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration By Jaine Treadwell Book Nook to reopen Published 11:00 pm Wednesday, September 7, 2011 By The Penny Hoarder “Elaine McLeod contacted me about this and asked if I’d be willing to help,” Weed said. “About two years ago I did a little Tea Party rally here in town. There were about five or six of us spearheading that.”Since then, the economy has worsened; the divide between government and the citizens it serves has widened; and the public discourse has turned virulent – all factors calling for the Tea Party Movement to step forward, Weed said.“It’s driven by the current state of affairs in our country,” he sad. “Here we have the Tea Party being attacked not just for the far left but from the left … the rhetoric is absolutely unacceptable.”And government spending has spiraled. “We borrow somewhere around 42 cents of every dollar our government spends or gives away. When you borrow that much of every dollar you spend, it’s a recipe for disaster,” Weed said. Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Latest Stories You Might Like Talkin’ politics Brundidge Rotarians Ben Busbee, left, and Jimmy Ramage, right, stayed after the Rotary Club meeting on Wednesday to further discuss… read more Email the author Print Articlecenter_img Bo Weed gives pause each month as he pays the tax bills at his DogHouse restaurant.“You know, I’ve been here 21 months and I’ve not been able to pay myself a single dime,” he said. “But every month, on the 15th and 30th, I pay $2,000 to $4,000 in taxes and I think about all these taxes I have to pay when I can’t even afford to pay myself.”That frustration is part of the reason Weed, a Baptist pastor, became interested in the Tea Party movement a few years ago.Now, he’s taking an active role in creating a formal Tea Party group in Pike County. An organizational meeting begins at 7 p.m. today at the American Legion Building, 212 E. Walnut Street, in downtown Troy. It is open to anyone who wants more information about the Tea Party and its ideals. Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day “I know in our house if we’re spending $5,000 every month but only brining in $2,500, we have a problem and we have to adjust our spending habits.”Speaking out and providing a voice for Americans who want less government involvement and more fiscally responsible leaders is at the core of the Tea Party’s goals. According to the movement’s mission statement, “the impetus for the Tea Party movement is excessive government spending and taxation. Our mission is to attract, educate, organize and mobilize our fellow citizens to secure public policy consistent with our three core values of fiscal responsibility, constitutionally limited government and free markets.”Weed said he hopes anyone with an interest in learning more about the Tea Party’s ideals will attend tonight’s informational meeting. It is free and open to the public. Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Around the WebDoctor: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Health VideosIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthMost 10 Rarest Skins for FortniteTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Tea Party organizers seek local support Sponsored Content The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Skiplast_img read more