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Day 14 of 365 Things To Do Around the Eastside: Tax Day and Tax Reform Events

Today is April 15, 2010 and it is the United States of America Tax Filing Day and today there are groups across the country and around Seattle that are calling for MAJOR TAX REFORM! Whether it is a Tea Party Movement, a Flat Tax, a VAT or the FairTax, everyone agrees that our current 65,000 page tax code is not working.  JUST REMEMBER THAT TAXES AFFECT YOU PERSONALLY EVERYDAY! Healthcare, while important, doesn’t have a daily impact on your wallet.

While, I am not a member of the Tea Party, I do like the fact that they have drawn MAJOR ATTENTION to reforming our tax code. I AM A VERY BIG SUPPORTER OF THE FAIRTAX!!! If you have questions about the FairTax or want to learn more, please email me Randy Randolph. The FairTax is Simple, Easy, Transparent, Equal and returns the POWER back to the CITIZENS!

While the MAIN EVENT for the FairTax is being held in Washington DC and online, there are some local “Tax Revolt” events going on that are worth attending.

Get ready for the biggest rally endeavor Washington has ever seen! Several of our state’s premier tea party groups have combined forces (and locations) to bring you “Tea for Two,” a one-day, two-part rally that will take place on both our State Capitol Campus and in downtown Seattle at Westlake Park.

Read the press release below for more details.

April 13, 2010

Tea Party groups to protest in Seattle and Olympia on Tax Day

Olympia – Washington’s tea party groups and the Evergreen Freedom Foundation will come together to bring citizens “Tea for Two,” an all-day, two-part rally that will take place on both the State Capitol Campus and in downtown Seattle. The events are scheduled for Thursday, April 15, from noon to 3 p.m. on the North Capitol Steps in Olympia and then at 5:30 p.m. in downtown Seattle’s Westlake Park.

The event is hosted by Pierce County Tea Party, Seattle Sons and Daughters of Liberty, the Freedom Foundation, Tea Party Patriots, and South Sound Tea Party.

The non-partisan gathering will feature an array of dynamic speakers including David Boze, Dori Monson, Kirby Wilbur, Amber Gunn, and “Liberty Belle” Keli Carender. Both rallies are packed with an assortment of live music and family-friendly entertainment, and will give citizens the chance to make their voices heard on the issues of increased government spending and taxation as well as the recently passed health care bill.

The Seattle and Olympia tea parties are part of the National Tea Party movement taking place on April 15, the day when federal income taxes are due. In Washington, many citizens will gather to protest the legislature’s decision to raise taxes while state spending continues to increase. Others have expressed outrage and disappointment at the list of new taxes recently passed by the Washington state legislature, including candy, soda, tobacco, and alcohol taxes. The legislature passed the new tax package and adjourned their session early this morning.

“Government at all levels is continuing to grow. Though our federal tax burden is relatively low by recent historical standards, deficits, debt and entitlement obligations have reached historic levels. At some point this imbalance will have to be corrected,” says Amber Gunn, Director of Economic Policy at the Freedom Foundation.

“State officials don’t have as many options when it comes to the ‘buy now, pay later’ scheme, so they have passed the largest tax package in state history, along with a half-billion dollar debt package they hope voters will be duped into supporting. Mounting pension and retiree health obligations were completely ignored, per usual,” adds Gunn.

“As it stands, our elected officials are spending our future prosperity. This rally is one of many ways for us to hold them accountable and let them know that we will remember in November.”

For more information, please visit: http://www.teapartypatriots.com

Read more: http://blog.thenewstribune.com/politics/2010/04/14/tea-party-activists-plan-tax-day-protests-in-olympia-seattle/#ixzz0lC8GdFkz

Both rallies are packed with an assortment of engaging speakers, live music, and family-friendly entertainment, while at the same time giving you the chance to make your voice heard on issues like Health Care, Taxation, and Out-of-Control Government.

Featuring:

David Boze

Dori Monson

Kirby Wilbur

Amber Gunn

Liberty Belle

Hosted by:
Pierce County Tea Party – www.piercecountyteaparty.com
Seattle Sons and Daughters of Liberty – www.redistributingknowledge.com
The Evergreen Freedom Foundation – www.effwa.org
Tea Party Patriots – www.teapartypatriots.com
South Sound Tea Party – www.southsoundteaparty.com

If you can’t make it to a LIVE Tax Event, join the OnlineTaxRevolt.com!

You can also catch a report on all the events of the day at OnlineTaxRevolt.com, the program will be streamed live at 5 PM Eastern, 2 PM central.

Online Tax Revolt Rally Featured Speakers:

  • Radio Hall of Fame Talk Show Host Neal Boortz
  • Freedom Works Chairman Dick Armey
  • Tea Party Express leader Amy Kremer
  • Americans for Tax Reform President Grover Norquist
  • United States Senator Saxby Chambliss
  • Congresswoman Michele Bachmann
  • Congressman Steve King
  • Darla Dawald, National Director of ResistNet a Grassfire Nation Website
  • Comedienne Victoria Jackson
  • Online Tax Revolt Chairman Ken Hoagland

Online Tax Revolt March for America Team Leaders:

  • Neal Boortz, Hall of Fame Radio Show Host
  • Michael Reagan, Eldest Son of President Ronald Reagan
  • Mike Huckabee, Fox TV Network Commentator, former Governor of Arkansas
  • John McCain, U.S. Senator from Arizona
  • Ken Hoagland, National Chairman, Online Tax Revolt
  • Congressman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX), the first member of Congress to join the Online Tax Revolt
  • Congressman Dan Lungren (R-CA), California’s leading tax fighter in Washington
  • Congressman Todd Tiahrt (R-KS)
  • Grover Norquist, President of Americans for Tax Reform
  • Dick Armey, President of FreedomWorks and former House Majority Leader
  • Richard A. Viguerie, a founder of the modern conservative movement
  • Duane Parde, President, National Taxpayers Union
  • Lew Uhler, President of the National Tax Limitation Committee
  • The Tea Party Express
  • Mike Long, New York State Conservative Party
  • Joe “The Plumber” Wurzelbacher, the more-than-plumber voice for average Americans
  • Veterans Marching for America Again
  • Freedom Works Chairman Dick Armey
  • Tea Party Express leader Amy Kremer
  • Americans for Tax Reform President Grover Norquist
  • United States Senator Saxby Chambliss
  • Congresswoman Michele Bachmann
  • Congressman Steve King
  • Darla Dawald, National Director of ResistNet a Grassfire Nation Website
  • Comedienne Victoria Jackson Online Tax Revolt Chairman Ken Hoagland

Stand Up For America and Yourself – Get involved and make a difference!

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April 15, 2010 - Posted by | Politics | , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

3 Comments »

  1. Love the FairTax!

    Comment by Randy Randolph | April 15, 2010 | Reply

  2. Follow this on Facebook!
    http://www.facebook.com/365ThingsToDoEastside

    Comment by Randy Randolph | April 15, 2010 | Reply

  3. I soooooo wanted to go, but it didn’t work with my schedule (reall, my daughter’s schedule). Thanks for posting about it, though!

    Comment by Heather | April 15, 2010 | Reply


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