Tea Party Activists Take To Streets At Hundreds Of Tax-Day Rallies

"As many Americans scrambled to file their income-tax returns, thousands planned to stake out parks, street corners and statehouses across the country Thursday to protest what they called unchecked government spending and the creep of ""socialism"" into American life. The hundreds of tax-day rallies would mark a year since the ""tea party"" movement gained widespread attention for its ardent opposition to President Obama's housing-rescue and stimulus packages. Adopting the rhetoric and, occasionally the dress, of the founding fathers, the activists of the tea party movement have developed a strong network of grass-roots groups adept at staging well-publicized protests across the country. "