Sunday, April 25, 2010
The Bean Media talks with two candidates for elected office; one for State Rep., the other for U.S. Congress
Paul Adams is running for State Representative in the 17th Essex House Legislative District. The Bean Media caught up with Adams as he gathered signatures from voters, to get his name on the ballot. For more info on Paul Adams, visit http://votepauladams.com/For more info on the republican candidate Adams is running against in the Primary Election on Tuesday, September 14, 2010 - Sal Tabit - visit http://www.tabit2010.com/. Fore more info on Barry Finegold - the man who currently holds the office that Adams and Tabit are trying to get elected to - visit http://www.barryfinegold.com/. The following videos are part one and two of an interview The Bean Media conducted with Sam Meas, who is running for Congress in Massachusetts's 5th congressional district. For more info on Meas, visit http://www.sammeasforcongress.com/ Niki Tsongas is the incumbent in that seat, and the person Meas is trying to defeat. To find out more info on Tsongas, visit http://tsongas.house.gov/ .
Friday, April 16, 2010
On Wednesday, April 14, 2010, (the day before "tax day" - the day on which federal and state income tax returns are due to the government) the Tea Party Express rolled into Boston to hold a protest rally on Boston Common. Tea Party activists expressed their anger and opposition to what they see as out of control spending and high levels of taxation by the government. The 'Tea' in the Tea Party Rally movement has come to stand for "taxed enough already," however, it originally was a reference to the historical event known as 'The Boston Tea Party,' which played an important role in The American Revolution. On December 16, 1773, after officials in Boston refused to pay taxes to the British Government on three shiploads of tea that were docked at a nearby wharf and ready to be unloaded, a group of colonists boarded the ships and destroyed the tea by throwing it into Boston Harbor. While the aim of that action was to protest taxation without representation, the goal of the modern day Tea Party movement is to influence elections, and curb government spending and levels of taxation. Former Alaska Governor and 2008 Republican Vice Presidential Candidate Sarah Palin headlined the event on Boston Common, giving a speech that fired up the activists in the crowd. The Bean Media was on hand to capture the rally and talk with Tea Party activists.