UPDATE: I am an idiot. The credit for this protest, if it were not made plain, lies with the RVO chat room and most especially, I think, Rick from West Hartford. I say I think because I really am not the force behind this today. Rick is and his com-padres who put this together. Without notice, and much organizing help they pulled quite a crowd and that should be a good indicator of how angry people are. Stay fired up folks. 2010 is a year and a half away. Congrats Rick.
Note: This event occurred on Feb. 27.
Here are some of the pictures of today’s tax protest. (Taken with my swell iPhone which I did not buy with stimulus money, or tax redistribution money)
The “push back” against confiscation for pet liberal projects (honey bees, community organizers, grape genetics, bullying and tattoo removal) began today in Hartford, and it was a grassroots effort. The stimulus package stimulates nothing but federal and state governments, while the people who produce the tax revenue were ignored.
Without much publicity up to 250 people came and joined the Connecticut Tea Party rally in front of the state capital. This is just the beginning, the first of a number of rallies the Tea Party plans on holding around the state up until election day. Movements destined for the trash heap start big and fizzle. I can assure you, even in a blue state, today they planted the acorn. To see a lot more go to the gallery.
Or watch the ones below as a slide show in your browser … easier to see.