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butterfly77 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-10-10 12:36 PM
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Tea party movement plans auto show protest

BY JUSTIN HYDE
FREE PRESS WASHINGTON STAFF


The 2010 Detroit auto show will be getting a political visit from more than just the Democratic side of Washington, thanks to a protest organized by national Tea Party activists set for Monday.

The anti-tax group National Tax Day Tea Party has called on supporters from southeast Michigan to "make a peaceful yet clear statement against government takeover of America," namely the Obama administration's 61% stake in General Motors.

The group, which is planning a major rally in Washington for April 15, is part of a network of staunchly conservative opponents of President Obama and the Democratic Congress that have been gaining traction in recent months, especially over stimulus and health-care reform.

While conservatives have long protested the terms of the rescues given to GM, Chrysler and the UAW's retirees, they haven't produced nearly as much national ire as on the other topics, in part because the alternatives -- shutting both companies down and throwing hundreds of thousands of workers across the country out of a job -- were far more stark and immediate. .........(more)

The complete piece is at: http://www.freep.com/article/20100107/BLOG40/100107042 /...
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