Rick Santelli captures the mood of the nation - and inadvertently inspires over 40 nationwide tea parties
Americans are saying enough is enough to extravagant government spending and are throwing more than 40 tea parties across the nation in protest of the recent bailouts and "stimulus" package.
Kellen Giuda, an architect who was recently laid-off, is organizing his own New York City tea party. He has invited several prominent guest speakers, including politicians, elected officials, an author, blogger, a bond trader and a former contestant on "America's Next Top Model" to speak out against excessive government spending.
"I saw Rick Santelli's rant, live, and thought it was awesome," he told WND. "All of this fiscal irresponsibility is absurd."
He continued, "Then I started hearing about tea parties, and I decided to do it. It's really exciting. There are a lot of people getting involved now."