Tomorrow is April 15 -- Tax Day -- the day on which tax returns are due to the federal and state governments from taxpayers across the nation. And if you're like most of us, you've been spending these past few nights that you should have been spending with your family and loved ones, filling out paperwork for the government.
Tomorrow we will send our hard-earned tax dollars to the government knowing that over the past 10 weeks we have witnessed the single largest expansion of government and debt in our nation's history.
Tomorrow thousands of Florida taxpayers all across our state will stand together in more than 200 rallies organized by individuals to celebrate this expansion of government and wasteful spending as part of a national movement known as the Tax Day Tea Party.
To help you find a party location near you, the Marco Rubio campaign has put all of the Florida locations on to a Google map at http://MarcoRubio.com that is easy to navigate. You can also find an event near you by visiting: http://taxdayteaparty.com/teaparty/florida/
The Tax Day Tea Party is a national collaborative grassroots effort organized by Smart Girl Politics, Top Conservatives on Twitter, the DontGo Movement and many other online groups/coalitions.
The Tea Party protests, in their current form, began in early 2009 when Rick Santelli, the On Air Editor for CNBC, set out on a rant to expose the bankrupt agenda of the White House Administration and Congress. Specifically, the flawed “Stimulus Bill” and pork filled budget.
During Rick’s rant (see video below), he called for a “Chicago tea Party” where advocates of the free-market system could join in a protest against out of control government spending.
A few days later, grassroots activists and average Joe Americans began organizing what would soon become the Nationwide Chicago Tea Party effort.
On February 27th, an estimated 30,000 Americans took to the street in 40+ cities accross the country in the first nationwide “Tea Party” protest.
Organizers of the February 27th events pledged to continue on with an even bigger and better protest to follow the first. With April 15th being “Tax Day”, it was decided to schedule the second round of Tea Party protests to ride alongside the tax deadline.
And with that, the “Tax Day Tea Party”, the second round of the Nationwide Tea Party protests, moved into reality.
Here is the local Event:
City: DeLand / Daytona Beach
When: April 15, 12:00 pm
Where: Deland City Hall
Other Info: Join us at lunch to “Pull the Pork and Cut The Tax.” Pulled Pork & Tea $5.00. Wave your homemade sign and speak your mind.
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