Synchronized Tax Day Tea Parties were an excellent idea. While not always precisely in agreement around what they are protesting, the Tea Parties have a consistent central theme - Be afraid of BIG government - BE VERY AFRAID - and the corollary is be afraid of BIG BIG government spending (because it results in [what] BIG government).
Starting with President Bush's $168 billion economic stimulus, through the 2008 housing bailout, TARP I, TARP II, President Obama's trillion-dollar stimulus package, the auto bailout, etc. The Congressional Budget office estimates the president's budget (assuming he stays in power for 8 years) will add more than $10 trillion to the total federal debt by 2019 - approximately as much total debt as was outstanding at the beginning of 2007.
It feels like we need a revolution to unwind this mess. A total repudiation of the system, a truly blank piece of paper and a nod to Occam's Razor, would be helpful.