Tax Day Tea Party Set for Ross’s Landing Wednesday, April 15


(CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.) – A grassroots group of citizens in the Chattanooga area has scheduled a Tea Party rally at Ross’s Landing for Wednesday, April 15, from 4-7 p.m.

April 15 is the deadline for 2008 federal tax returns to be mailed.

The local tea party event is part of a growing, non-partisan national movement to protest the federal government’s recent and projected spending of trillions of dollars to bail out financially troubled companies and stimulate a lagging economy. Chattanooga is currently one of more than 400 cities nationwide for which April 15 tea party protests are being planned, 15 in Tennessee alone.

According to Mark West, the Chattanooga event coordinator, the unprecedented rate of spending with little prior thought is what most angers taxpayers.

“There is little apparent deliberation or accountability for some of these massive spending bills in Congress,” he said. “It’s bad enough that we are going to saddle generations of Americans with debt through this unprecedented, excessive spending. But to do so without Congress exercising the proper due diligence and consideration of its Constitutional limits before engaging in this spending spree is downright criminal.”

“This event on April 15th is one of the opportunities citizens have to let their voices be heard in Washington,” West said.

It will be a family-friendly event, and attendees are urged to bring lawn chairs and a can of food for the Chattanooga Area Food Bank. You won’t want to miss this opportunity.

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