Politics & Government

August 28, 2009 4:31 PM

Summer of our discontent: Why is America so angry?

Finger pointing and yelling at town hall meetings this summer are just some of the signs of a country that's been building toward a boiling point for several years. Threats and inappropriate messages to federal judges and court personnel doubled from 2002 to 2008. The number of people refusing to pay taxes to a government they claim is illegitimate rose so much in recent years that the Internal revenue Service last year created a National Tax Defier Initiative to fight them. And the mood predates Obama.

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