Full story at: rcreader.com/news/quad-cities-tea-party/

A diverse crowd of protesters gathered at the corner of Brady and Locust streets in central Davenport today, unified in their dislike for last year's bailouts and this year's stimulus bill passed in Congress and signed by Obama last week, also known as HR1, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. (opencongress.org/bill/111-h1/show)

The signs ranged from "Baliout is Robbery" and "Commander in Thief" to "Teaser Mandates" and "I Love My Country But am Afraid of My Government."

Between 60 and 75 people, of all age brackets 10 years old and up, gathered with handmade signs. Protesters came from Hampton, Silvis and Rock Island IL as well as Bettendorf, Buffalo and Davenport, IA.

For an hour drivers and passengers in cars intermittently honked and waved to the cheering crowd trying to stay warm on a sunny cold February in Iowa. Occasionally passing cars rolled down their windows screaming "Obama, Obama" loudly. Many people stressed that this was the first time they have ever attended such an event.

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