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Tea Party

We frequently receive questions about the relationship between the Libertarian Party and the Tea Party movement.

Below are some of our press releases and other messages that mention the Tea Party movement:

LP Monday Message: Flyer for Tea Parties and Tax Protests (4/5/10):

The April 15 tax filing deadline is right around the corner (a week from Thursday), and along with it, lots of tax day protests and Tea Party protests. In addition to other groups' events, your local Libertarian Party affiliate may have protest plans for that day.

Libertarians issue warning to Tea Partiers (9/10/10):

WASHINGTON - Looking toward the 9/12 Tea Party events in Washington, DC, Libertarian Party executive director Wes Benedict issued the following warning to Tea Partiers: "Republicans are trying to fool you again."

"There are two kinds of Tea Partiers," said Benedict. "One kind is so blinded by its hatred of Obama and Democrats that it cannot see fault with Republicans. It's the other kind the Libertarian Party is reaching out to."

Libertarians: Tea Party betrayed by tiny Republican budget cuts (2/3/11):

WASHINGTON - According to The Hill, House Republicans have just announced that they will seek appropriations for the rest of 2011 that are $32 billion below current spending levels.

LP Chair Mark Hinkle commented, "The Tea Party supporters have been betrayed. These cuts are so small, you need a microscope to find them."