From noon till 2PM today, bring your signs and yourself to the McCoart building and protest the irresponsible spending by this administration and Congress. Yeah, the weather won’t be great, but your grandchildren will thank you!
WOODBRIDGE, VA: Hundreds of American citizens frustrated with the fiscal irresponsibility exercised by Congress over the past few years are poised to descend on the Prince William County Government Center on Wednesday, April 15th to voice their outrage and frustration at their Federal Government. From noon to 2:00 PM they will hear from local leaders heading up the fight for the responsible use of taxpayer resources and engage in a demonstration calling for a stop to the outright theft of their wealth in an effort to undermine the foundations of our republic and put Congress on notice that they are collectively traitors to the principles this country was founded under.
“Congress and the President are spending more taxpayer money now than we have spent in the entire history of the United States from countries like China to whom our grandchildren will be paying interest for their entire lives. It is utterly ridiculous that they feel we can borrow our way out of debt,” noted Local Taxed Enough Already Organizer Laurel West. “I haven’t ever gotten involved in a political movement before, but I am so outraged with the behavior of Congress and the President that I simply cannot afford to remain silent. This is reckless and irresponsible beyond imagination, and Americans like me can’t afford to sit back and let this continue.
Chairman Corey Stewart, one of the speakers at the event, noted how many local governments are demonstrating the example that Congress should be following. “Prince William County cut taxes and spending during this time of economic uncertainty, strengthening our financial position and poising the county for a strong comeback when the economy recovers. These decisions at the federal level complicate our efforts tremendously, as this profligate waste of public wealth can only delay the recovery we are hoping for. Spending trillions of dollars the federal government doesn’t have is only going to depress long-term economic recovery because at some point this money will have to be repaid, and the interest alone on this massive borrowing will be ridiculously unaffordable to the American people.”
Delegate Bob Marshall, another speaker at the event noted “I don’t see how some members of Congress can square their oath of office with the US Constitution and with the so-called stimulus bill they approved. But then again, perhaps they didn’t read the stimulus bill or the US Constitution given what they want to do and what they have failed to do.”
The protest at the McCoart Center is one of thousands of such “Taxed Enough Already (TEA) Parties” being held on the deadline for taxpayers to file their federal income taxes being held across the country. In Virginia, “TEA Parties” have been announced in Abingdon, Charlottesville, Franklin County, Glouchester, Harrisonburg, Lynchburg, Montross, Newport News, Reston, Richmond, Roanoke, Staunton, Urbanna, Virginia Beach and Winchester as well. Organized independently by citizen activists, these reflect the growing outrage by the electorate against the reckless and irresponsible actions of Congress and the President.
You cannot borrow your way out of debt, or into prosperity. We all need to be there to add our voices demanding that our federal government exhibit some semblance of the fiscal responsibility we are all forced to undertake!
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