A New American Tea Party: The Counterrevolution Against Bailouts, Handouts, Reckless Spending, and More Taxes
On April 15, 2009, a grassroots contingency of Americans that would soon become known around the world as the Tea Party made front-page news. Angered by years of excessive government spending-taxpayer financed bailouts of businesses deemed too big to fail and taxpayer handouts to special interest groups-Americans of all ages and all walks of life took to the streets to take back their country. A New American Tea Party: The Counterrevolution Against Bailouts, Handouts, Reckless Spending, and More Taxes is their story, and it's your guide for contributing to the movement to rein in government spending. The book
- Summarizes the Tea Party movement
- Explains how the Tea Party protests were organized
- Presents a call to action for continuing protests and describes how to best coordinate them
The debt resulting from today's reckless government spending will eventually result in massive tax hikes. A New American Tea Party shows how to focus your outrage into a productive movement that will make a positive difference.
Chapter 1 The Tea Parties.
From Stewing to Brewing.
We're All Community Organizers Now.
The Tax Day Tea Parties.
Striking a Balance.
No, Really, We're Nonpartisan.
Bureaucrats and Permits.
April 15, 2009: The Million-Taxpayer March.
Chapter 2 How We Got Here: Abandoning Principles and the People.
Touting versus Learning from Reagan.
1994: The Revolution That Wasn't.
The Quasi-Conservative Presidency of George W. Bush.
How to Pretend You Are Something You Aren't.
Hope and Change We Can Believe In.
A Center-Right Nation.
Chapter 3 The Whistling Teapot: The Financial Crisis and the Bailout Nation.
The Original Sin: The CRA.
The Tax Code.
Take a Loan off Fannie.
Bailouts, Handouts, and Corporate Welfare.
Baby You Can Buy My Car.
Chapter 4 The Political Class Reacts.
Memo from the White House: You Just Don't Get It.
From the Department of Homeland Security: A Preemptive Strike.
Congress Claims We're All Astroturf.
Straight from the Economist-in-Chief Himself.
The Response from the Right.
Others Show a Healthy Respect.
Out of the Loop.
Chapter 5 The Media Strikes Back.
Mr. Obama, Are You Watching?
Propaganda and Disinformation.
Bad Comedy, Worse Commentary.
The Racism Straw Man.
By the Numbers.
The Media Market Reacts.
So You Think You Can Politic?
Chapter 6 Radical Ideas.
Part I: You Earn It, We Spend It.
Part II: The Intrusion.
Sliding Down the Slippery Slope.
Chapter 7 Radical Tactics.
Chapter 8 The Teapot Boils Over: Health Care Takes Center Stage.
The Health Care Policy Debate.
The Government "Solutions".
Now or Never.
Dems Feel the Heat.
Overwhelming Public Response.
What Happened to "Democracy in Action"?
Pay No Attention to the Doctors!
Don’t Anger the Trial Lawyers!
White House Spin and Spam.
Mobilizing Union Muscle.
Lying to Grandma.
Free-Range or Free-Market?
A Civics Lesson for Congressmen.
Chapter 9 The Tea Party Manifesto.
Not Our Turf.
Who They Are and What They Believe.
A New Avenue.
Popular, Not Populist.
Dispelling False Dichotomies.
On the Role of Government.
Rejection of Bailouts, Handouts, and Wealth Redistribution.
"The Ideology of Change".
A Rejection of Class Warfare: The Unholy Trinity.
The Rejection of False Prophets.
Rejection of the Entitlement Ethic.
Common Sense over Regulation.
Rejection of the Mediocrity Ethic.
The Counterrevolution: From Theory to Practice.
Chapter 10 Rules for Counterradicals.
The 9/12 Taxpayer March.
Arguing from an Imperfect Status Quo.
Honing the Message.
Mastering the Art of Rallies.
Coordination not Competition.
Promoting Principles over Personalities.
Keeping Your Cool in a Fiery Debate.
Using Social Networking.
Looking beyond the Rallies.
Taking Consistent, Principled Action.
Maintaining Accountability and Transparency.
Taking It to the States.
The Right Ideals and the Right People.
About the Author.