University of Maryland Baltimore County professor Donald Norris is off base in his comments about the Tea Party movement ("'Vote them out' chant comes from tax protesters' rally," Jan. 14). To characterize the anger manifested by the Tea Parties as a phenomenon of "the far right portion of the far right" is stupendously wrong. Mr. Norris sounds like a denizen of the fever swamps of the ideological left. These people are anything but extremists. They simply are sick and tired of having their hard-earned dollars wrested from them by politicians whose overriding interest is winning the next election, pandering to voters that look to government to do everything for them. As the old saw goes, a government that borrows from Peter to pay Paul can always count on the support of Paul.