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Tea party rally aims to call attention to deficit

Sharon Hall said she had 14 very good reasons to help organize a petition to balance the federal budget: her 14 grandchildren.
“I'm going to make a difference for them,” Hall said Saturday at a San Antonio Tea Party rally at Olmos Basin Park, where organizers invited people to sign a One Million Signature Balanced Budget Amendment Petition that they plan to unveil at the National Mall in Washington.

Tea Party organizers said they hoped their cause to balance the federal budget appeals to both Democrats and Republicans.

“We think it transcends party lines, because everybody's running scared from the deficit,” said Tea Party member Jon Kaplan.

The Tea Party didn't coalesce as a movement during the presidency of George W. Bush, when the deficit was a serious problem, too. Supporters at Saturday's rally said they've waited too long to speak out, and they're worried about federal spending under the Obama administration.

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