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Grand Rapids Tea Partier: 'I Don't Want My Hard Earned Money' 'Going To People Who Don't Deserve It'

More compassionate conservatism from the teabaggers. Isn't this special? Grand Rapids resident Sharon Downer said, "[The health care bill is] going t

More compassionate conservatism from the teabaggers. Isn't this special?

Grand Rapids resident Sharon Downer said, "[The health care bill is] going to tax the system way beyond what we have. For some reason, liberals seem to think people deserve paychecks who don't work and that's silly considering I don't want my hard earned money, my parents money, my siblings money to go to people who don't deserve it."

Hmmmm... I wonder just who she thinks those lazy "people" are that don't deserve anyone's help. I guess this gal will sign a statement right now that says if she is ever disabled she'll turn down that government "paycheck", right? We wouldn't want her contributing to the lazy people living off of the government dole.

Tea Party Express brings out thousands:

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) - Thousands gathered in Riverside Park Saturday with one goal: express their discontent to spending decisions by the state and federal government.

West Michigan conservatives welcomed the Tea Party Express to Grand Rapids. The nation-wide tour hit up four other Michigan cities before cruising into Grand Rapids. The group Tea Party of West Michigan organized Saturday's event, which welcomed the nation-wide tour.

Before the Tea Party Express arrived, participants listened to patriotic songs and took advantage of an open mic. One by one, tea partiers took to what organizers called the soap box and expressed their opinions.

Many had one thing in common: a desire for less encompassing government programs, most notably when it came to health care reform. Read on...

h/t Amerigo Vespucci at DU

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