SFGate: Some get the tea, others get the bag

14 04 2009

**WARNING: Thougtful analysis ahead**

In December 1773, Bostonians held a Tea Party in Boston Harbor to protest excessive British taxes. “No taxation without representation” was their message. On Wednesday, April 15, Americans will hold rallies across the country to protest onerous taxes. Organizers have a motto for their Tea Day – “taxed enough already.”

Big problem: There is a world of difference between 1773 and 2009. Two hundred-plus years ago, Americans risked life and limb protesting a distant and oligarchic system of government that…

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