TEA Party Coalition meeting Thursday, looking to reclaim America

A group of concerned Cache Valley residents who want the government to start listening to the people again will be meeting tonight at Mount Logan Middle School. The TEA Party Coalition will meet at 7 p.m. in the school’s auditorium. Planners say two representatives of the Independence Caucus will be there to explain how they were able to unseat incumbent congressman Chris Cannon, R-Utah, in the 2008 election. Cannon was a man who TEA Party organizers say was bought and paid for by special interest money. On Wednesday’s edition of KVNU’s For the People talk show, Patty Bateman, one of the members of the Cache TEA Party Coalition, said a lot of people are feeling it’s time to turn things around in this country. “We want the people in Washington D.C. to represent us, not represent big companies, not represent big money interests or special needs,” Bateman said. “We want earmark spending stopped.” Bateman said members of the TEA Party Coalition want American tax dollars spent on things that will make the country great, and lawmakers aren’t listening to the people on what those things are. “We’ve lost our voices and we’re going to lose our freedom,” she said. Bateman said everyone interested in reinstating, preserving and defending the Constitution and state’s rights are invited to attend the Thursday meeting.

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