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Tea Party supporters are "Tea’ed off"

Myrtle Beach, SC -

By A.J. Ross - bio | email

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – Hundreds of people gathered on Thursday to participate in the 2nd annual Tax Day Rally hosted by the Myrtle Beach Tea Party. 

Throughout the afternoon, supporters chanted that they were "Tea'ed off," an acronym which stands for "Taxed Enough Already," and not many people bit their tongues when it came to describing the problems they have with the federal government.

"I think that our government is out of control," said Gerri McDaniel, one of the first members of the Myrtle Beach Tea Party group.  "I have three grandchildren. I want to make sure that my three grandchildren have the same opportunity that I had when I was growing up."

 McDaniel says she and many other Tea Party members are dissatisfied with both Republicans and Democrats, and it's time to vote people into office who will listen.  Among the laundry list of issues the group has with the federal government are government spending, health care and rising taxes.

"I think things need to be a little bit more simple than what they are, and I'm afraid if the government keeps going in the direction they're going, there's not going to be anything left," said McDaniel.  "We're tired of the government taking advantage and not listening."

Anthony Trinca, another Tea Party member, says now is the time for people to stand up and let their voices be heard.

"I think there should be more American patriots out there that care more about their country and want to do something about it," said Trinca.

Several South Carolina political hopefuls also attended Thursdays rally, including lieutenant governor candidate Bill Connor.

"This to me is the real people, not Democrats necessarily, not Republicans, just folks right now that see something wrong and want to get together," said Conner.

The Myrtle Beach Tea Party group officially endorsed Conner after he gave a brief speech.  He is the first political candidate the group has officially supported.

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