Personally I don't have a problem with the spending. What has really turned me off from the tea parties is seeing what is actually taking place. Judging from the signs held up at the tea parties I fear most of the people just took the tea party as an opportunity to be hateful toward the president by calling him everything from a socialist to a fascist, odd how someone can be both at one time.
I like republicans like Ron Paul who want to radically restructure taxation and the military but photo op parties to hold up signs that say "obama = hitler" is a quick way to turn people off to whatever point the teabaggers are trying to make. If you have a valid point, make it, don't attend a hate rally just because Glenn Beck tells you to.