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An Anglo-American tea party

The fat-stuffed, earmark dripping US Omnibus bill failed in the US Congress yesterday on the 237th anniversary of the Boston Tea Party. It failed due to the concerted opposition of contemporary tea party activists.

The first tea party in 1773 was put together by British subjects who later became American citizens.

Today's tea party supporters do not want their country to go further into debt, and they do not want the government spending their money on wasteful and unnecessary projects and on bailing out big business.

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