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February 18, 2010 in Campaign 2008, Campaign 2010, Campaign 2012, Capitalism, Economy, Family values, Politics, socialism, Uncategorized | Tags: bailouts, Chicago Mercantile, CNBC, ObamaCare, Rick Santelli, TARP, taxation, Tea Party Movement | 1 comment
On Feb. 19, 2009, one year ago tomorrow, Rick Santelli lost his temper while reporting from the floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. The CNBC reporter was angry about bailouts of businesses and homeowners.
His passionate free market rant spoke to many Americans equally distressed about the direction of the nation. The Tea Party movement was born.
Today the Business & Media Institute celebrates the anniversary of the the rant “heard round the world” and Santelli’s fervor for free market capitalism with a video.
Read more: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/julia-seymour/2010/02/18/rick-santelli-free-market-media-personality-who-inspired-tea-party-mo#ixzz0fwr5UlQk