Tuesday, February 24th 2009
Dear Arizona Taxpayer:
Join the Arizona chapter of Americans for Prosperity (AFP), allied pro-taxpayer organizations, and hundreds of taxpayer activists for an Arizona Taxpayer Tea Party, this Friday, February 27, at noon at the Tempe Beach Park to protest (and stop!) the tax increases proposed by big-spending politicians at the federal, state, and local levels. Wally the (Empty) Taxpayer Wallet will also be in attendance.
Wally the (Empty) Taxpayer WalletWally the (Empty) Taxpayer WalletTwo weeks ago, AFP delivered to Congress over 430,000 names of Americans who signed AFP’s NoStimulus.com petition. The liberals in Washington went ahead and passed the Spendulus package, but American taxpayers are now mobilized for the next fight.
And there are plenty of fights coming. Obama, Pelosi and Reed are continuing the Bush-Paulson tradition of using your tax dollars to bail out people who got themselves into bad mortgages.
Gov. Jan Brewer and the majority in the Arizona Legislature have held firm (so far) against raising taxes to fix the gigantic state deficit caused by over-spending. But they are taking heavy political flak from the spending lobbies and from newspaper editors, and will need our help during the budget battles in the coming weeks.
Meanwhile, cash-hungry local politicians are raising property tax levies.
Join us in sending a powerful message to the politicians, special interests, and the mainstream media by taking part in the Arizona Taxpayer Tea Party.
Our initial meetup will be at 11:45 a.m. at the Tempe Beach Park, west of the Mill Avenue Bridge. A parking lot is available next to the park, on Rio Salado Parkway.
Please let us know you will attend by sending an email to infoAZ@afphq.org.
18th-century attire welcome. Tar and feathers optional.