First, there was the weather …. a torrential downpour dampened the turnout at an outdoor rally in Lafayette park across from the White House.
Washington organizers of the nationwide movement (“taxed enough already” or T-E-A) found out the hard way it is easier to organize on the Internet in cyberspace … than “on the ground” around the White House and the Treasury Department.
A symbolic “tea dumping” was cancelled because of permit problems and security issues.
A box of tea bags was tossed over the fence on to the White House grounds … causing a brief flurry of activity by uniformed security personnel.
For his part President Obama had his own tax day message... pointing out that in just 12 weeks in office … his administration has delivered on promises of tax relief for working class families … and he pledged a long term commitment to reducing the deficit and overhauling the tax code.