All across America citizens are fired up. They’re sick of government tax increases and are raising their voices. The citizens of California are no different. Just a few weeks ago, the California state senate passed a new budget that includes increases in vehicle registration fee, state sales tax, the surcharge on state income taxes, and will cut many state jobs.
As citizens, we cannot stand for this. It is bad enough that our national government is spending our nation into a free-fall, but now Governor Arnold has caught the spending bug. It’s time the good citizens of our land stand up and protest the government’s tax increases. It’s time for all good men and women to come together and tell Washington and Sacramento that we will not take tax hikes any more. America is still a land of the people, by the people, and for the people.
So how can you get involved? If you live in Southern California, we are having an Southern California Party. Why a “tea party”? Because in 1773, the colonists of early America protested Britain’s unbearable taxing by throwing crates of tea into Boston Harbor. While we won’t be destroying crates of tea, we will be showing our leaders that we will not have taxation without honest representation.
The tea party will be held in Lancaster, California, at the Lancaster Courthouse on Saturday, April 11, from 10:00am—11:00am. We will be hearing from guest speakers California State Senator George Runner (who strongly stood against the new tax-filled budget), State Assembleyman Steve Knight (who also refused to pass the new budget), Lancaster Mayor Parris, Lancaster Councilman Ron Smith, and many business owners and citizens.
Come out, bring your signs, and be a part of history in the making. If you’re sick of increased taxes and feel no one is representing you as the hard-working citizen anymore, come be a part and let both Sacramento and Washington know you are sick of paying for their mistakes.
**If you need directions or have any questions, leave me a comment. Also, if you have any slogans for signs, leave them in a comment as well.