tea party

Tea party members strive for unity

On Sunday, Sept. 12, a tea party event was held in Sacramento (Journal, Friday, Sept. 10), and the question has been posed, “What is the tea party?” Perhaps the question should ...

Nation needs its government

What a thoroughly senseless letter penned by John Downs (Journal, Sept 13). He claims that our elected leaders “create crisis after crisis.” Please tell us, John, exactly how ...

'Big government' gripes biased

Republicans and tea party supporters seem to be disingenuous in their complaints about deficit spending and the takeover by “big government.” I say this because I did not hear ...

Reader a closet Tea Partier

For the past 15 years I was a Tea Partier but didn’t know it. I was a concerned citizen and taxpayer. I was concerned about many of the things that my government was doing to the ...

Tea Party organizer Steve Cavolt helps give voice to “silent majority”

Auburn’s Steve Cavolt is seeing red these days, and plenty of it. Not only is he fed up with politicians he says aren’t listening to the people who elected them. But he’s a ...

D.C. health care debate, concerns filter through Placer County communities

The national health care debate is also a passionate subject locally. For some Auburn-area residents opposed to plans now moving onto the U.S. Senate floor, it’s an issue that c ...

I'm still marching

RE: Care to Join Me at a Tea Party Thank you for all your comments. One of the things that I am grateful for is that for the most part people are free to have and voice opinions ...

Care to join me at a tea party?

I have been around for over 60 years and have seen politicians come and go. I know their tactics. I know their ways of doing “business.” The latest are the budget cuts propose ...

Who’s really hurting from tax hike? The rich

The recent Tax Day protests were supposed to be about a grassroots movement against increased taxes by the federal government. Since President Obama’s inauguration, we have recei ...

Wasteful politicians cause for tea parties

I was involved in the “Tea Parties.” I put an event on Facebook back in early February with the hope of getting people to display their anger/unhappiness with our Government, n ...