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  • Tax Day Tea Party Protests

    Last Thursday was Tax Day, a day when many Americans pause to consider the impact that rising taxes have on their life and what they could have done with all that money they sent to the government. To memorialize the day, Heritage released a video “Tax Day By the Numbers” to help illustrate the burden that our out-of-control fiscal policy places on Americans. Additionally, we joined Americans around the country who attended local tea party protests.

    During the D.C. protest, organized by FreedomWorks, we went around and chatted with many attendees from all across the country and a handful of the speakers, like Andrew Breitbart, Victoria Jackson, and Congressman Tom Price (R-GA). The video above is a short compilation of a handful of those interviews. The event was a great example of how informed and energetic Americans are to reign in government. As one retired Marine from Florida told me, “I’d like to see smaller government. I’d like to see a balanced budget. I’d like to see term limits. I’d like to see, for once, more men and women of character in our Congress.”

    Posted in Ongoing Priorities [slideshow_deploy]

    3 Responses to Tax Day Tea Party Protests

    1. Billie says:

      It is a wonderful sight to see all united and as usual, peacefully under God, fighting for decency and freedoms. Fighting through the abuses of government.

      It will always be a disappointment that it came to be, as it never had to be, had America, American inclined leadership, and could "change" tomorrow if everyone had the same idea of what "change" means.

      Those purposing "change" (obama) hadn't the decency to be honest about exactly what they were purposing under the term "change," The word misled the people. Deliberately.

      Now we see who the people in leadership really are… indignant to the strength of the Constitution and really America(ns).

    2. Angus, Bolton MA. says:

      Does anyone have actual figures of the nationwide attendance of tea party events on tax day?

    3. Zack says:

      I do, it was about 2,500 hundred uneducated angry white people.

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