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TEA Parties have sprung up to hold politicians accoutable

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To The Daily Sun,

The TEA Party is viciously attacked by Democrat and Republican politicians, the media, and other special interests who want to continue feeding at the public trough at the expense of other Americans.
The TEA Party challenges and strives to replace politicians who put their personal interests and those of their supporters ahead of the general welfare.
Politicians of both parties have condemned deficit spending, promised responsible spending, promised low taxes, promised to do good for all Americans, and they swear to "support and defend the Constitution of the United States...."
The low approval ratings of Congress and the president show that the American people know that politicians are hypocrites who repeatedly break their promises, disregard their oaths, and put their personal interests ahead of the American people.
The list of actions against the best interests of the American people is nearly endless, e.g., waste of hundreds of billions of taxpayer dollars annually, passing laws they exempt themselves from or don't even read, tolerance of government abuse of power (e.g., NSA spying on Americans and government persecution of political opponents), tolerance of failing public schools, and irresponsible management of government programs (e.g., Social Security and Medicare will soon be unable to provide promised benefits).
What explains the continued requirement for ethanol in our gasoline besides political payoffs? Ethanol increases the cost of gasoline and food, lowers gas mileage, damages engines, and doesn't help (and may hurt) the environment.
Other than political payoffs, what explains the crony capitalism, subsidies, special advantages, and bailouts (e.g., the big banks, insurance companies, unions, and GE) that help special interests at the expense of everyday Americans?
The taxpayers are even expected to bailout the insurance companies because too few people are buying Obamacare's expensive insurance policies!
The TEA Party is widely attacked for supporting, and demanding remedies for the same problems that Senator Obama spoke eloquently about in 2006 (and 2008) when opposing a debt ceiling increase, calling it a failure of leadership and describing how debt hurts the American people. (http://www.snopes.com/politics/obama/debtlimit.asp)
Failure of politicians to govern responsibly hurts most Americans, e.g., by increasing taxes, reducing jobs and opportunities, reducing wages from unfair immigrant labor competition, increasing poverty, abusive public officials, infringing on our constitutional rights, and immorally passing enormous debt to future generations.
The politicians and the special interests that benefit from irresponsible spending and special favors don't want them to end. So they attack the TEA Parties that have sprung up all over the country to hold politicians accountable.
Join the fight for government of the people, for the people, and by the people. Help fix our country, join a TEA Party.
Don Ewing