Santelli Skipped Tea Bagging So He Could Work to Earn Money to Pay Taxes


CNBC on-air editor Rick Santelli, whose call for revolution in February helped jump-start the movement that birthed today’s “Tea Party” tax protests across the country, isn’t actually attending any of the events himself. “I haven’t organized,” he said on the network this morning. “I have to work to pay my taxes so I’m not going to be able to get away today.” But, he added: “I’m pretty proud of this … good, bad, or indifferent: That’s a great thing. There’s not a lot of countries that afford their people that type of right.” Well, to be fair, the government didn’t entirely give us the right. [FishbowlNY/Mediabistro]