Wednesday, April 15, 2009

4,000 Protest Taxes & Spending at Michigan Capitol

From The Associated Press:

About 4,000 people protested government bailouts and tax increases outside the Michigan Capitol.

The featured speaker at Wednesday afternoon's protest was Samuel "Joe the Plumber" Wurzelbacher, who made news during the presidential campaign when he asked Barack Obama about taxes.

Wurzelbacher urged activists to push for "commonsense" tax and spending policies.

The "tea party" was one of many being held around the country on the last day to file federal income tax returns.

Activists say government is borrowing too much money to bail out corporations. More people showed up than expected by anti-tax groups organizing the event.

The Capitol's director of facility operations made his crowd estimate by measuring how far the crowd extended out from the Capitol steps.

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