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Economy: Stimulus Plan / Tea Parties / A Discussion #928916

CNN Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 15, 2009
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(Studio: Christiane Amanpour) Report introduced.

(Washington: Candy Crowley) The tax day protests via tea parties echoing the Boston Tea Party tax revolt featured; scenes shown of the gatherings in various cities; details given about the sponsorship by conservative groups & how this is a testing ground for the Republican Party. [President OBAMA - talks about the tax cut.] [PROTESTERS - complain about taxes.] [Americans for Prosperity Tim PHILLIPS†- says this is a grassroots uprising.] CNN & Gallup poll findings on Americans' view of taxes cited.

(Studio: Christiane Amanpour) The release of the tax returns from President Obama & First Lady Michelle Obama reported.

(Studio: Christiane Amanpour) Live discussion held with CNN's David Gergen & Jeffrey Toobin about the protests. [GERGEN - says the protests are giving expression to a groundswell from a minority opposed to the general direction of bigger deficits, more taxes & more government; cites the targets of resentment in these hard times.] [In studio, TOOBIN - says there is a feeling the bailouts are resented, but there is a real hostility against the government.]

Amanpour, Christiane;
Crowley, Candy

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