In protest, on December 16, 1773, Samuel Adams of Boston lead the charge to the Boston Tea Party.
This lead to the Intolerable Acts which prevented all trade in Boston's port and they made it illegal for colonists to have town meetings. They also passed the Quartering Act in 1774, which forced colonists to allow British soldiers into their homes. Ultimately, this lead to the War of Independence.
Up until the bailouts people tolerated all the wasteful government, but the bailouts and Obama's latest budget were the last straws. They in essence woke up the sleeping dragons, and -- we hope -- started a new anti-government movement.
You have moms, dads and good people like you and me fed up watching their hard earned money thrown away through increased taxes, increased spending and irresponsible bailouts.
They are also tired of entitlements, as people like you and me who work hard and are responsible with our money have to pay the taxes and the mortgages of people who were irresponsible with their money.
And, no, this is not just an attack on the Obama administration as the excessive government spending and bailouts were started during the Bush administration. Yet, while George Bush oversaw a doubling of the national debt, Obama is leading the charge as that debt is tripling.
The protests today were done because people are simply tired of an out of control government. This is their way of saying they are tired of it, and that they demand a government that is fiscally responsible.
People are angry because businesses owners are held hostage by high taxes, and are not able to hire more workers as a result, nor to expand. In this way, the escalating government is holding hostage the American workforce.
High taxes and regulations are the exact reasons Michigan, California and New York are nearing economic ruin, as people are finding it nearly impossible to stay in business under these conditions, and they are leaving to more corporate friendly states.