'Tea party' will vent tax anger

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U.S. Rep. Paul Broun and South Carolina Lt. Gov. Andre Bauer are on a list of scheduled speakers for today's Augusta Tax Day Tea Party at Riverwalk Augusta's Jessye Norman Amphitheater.

Tylila Mashburn , 4,  waits while her mother, Shaunna Mashburn,  receives filing help from H&R Block tax specialist Tanya Coleman in Augusta.  Rainier Ehrhardt/Staff
Rainier Ehrhardt/Staff
Tylila Mashburn , 4, waits while her mother, Shaunna Mashburn, receives filing help from H&R Block tax specialist Tanya Coleman in Augusta.

According to a news release, the tea party is a nonpartisan, nationwide event designed to send a message to Washington that citizens are unhappy with tax-and-spend policies they fear will bankrupt the nation.

Megan Seda, the chairwoman of the Columbia County Young Republicans and an organizer of the event, said she hopes it will bring together people who were frustrated by the spending policies of Republican leaders in Washington and who are now concerned about President Obama's spending.

"They're a lot more angry even than they were when the Republicans were the ones doing it, and they are ready to re-engage and realize they do have to be active in the political process to stop that kind of spending from happening in Washington," Ms. Seda said.

Others who are on the speaker list for the event include Jeff Annis, Helen Blocker-Adams, Bobby Ross and Michael Ryan, the editorial page editor of The Augusta Chronicle.

The event begins at 5 p.m. and is scheduled to end at 10.

Reach Adam Folk at (706) 823-3339 or adam.folk@augustachronicle.com.

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TrukinRanger
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TrukinRanger 04/15/09 - 03:45 am
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This whole idea is childish!

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This whole idea is childish!

55 F-100
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55 F-100 04/15/09 - 05:33 am
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TrukinRanger, you ought to

TrukinRanger, you ought to "truk" right on down to the Tea Party, show off all of your Obama tattoos, and straighten those people out. Make it clear to the naysayers that your mulatto muslim messiah will soon deliver this country from all of its problems, you Kool Aid drinking moron.

patriciathomas
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patriciathomas 04/15/09 - 05:52 am
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There will always be those

There will always be those that don't stand up for their rights as Americans, whether it's because of the natural heard instinct or because they actually buy the "security of socialism" spiel or because it's just too much effort to think. For the rest of us, an obvious minority, there's the grass roots effort of the TEA party. A chance to speak out against the out of control spending and taxing that has become the "right" of D.C. politicians. If you think the 1 1/2 trillion dollar deficit Bush left us and the 3 trillion dollars Obama has added is just too much, this TEA party is for you. (Taxed Enough Already)

jgdarling
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jgdarling 04/15/09 - 06:37 am
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Obama supports tax cuts for

Obama supports tax cuts for folks making less than $250,000 per year. Is this event to show support for Obama?

shivas
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shivas 04/15/09 - 06:45 am
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I think it's a great idea,

I think it's a great idea, and comical as well. To see a big group of rich fat cats complaining about their tax rates raising 4% points while blue-collar regular folks are losing their jobs, is just a classic Republican example of out-of touch with the regular guy syndrome. I wonder how this tea party will be viewed by those hard-working Americans who have been struggling with making ends meet because of the greed of these same whining fat cats? It's like complaining you have to eat-out at Applebees instead of Calvert's, while a lot of folks are having trouble feeding their kids. But, this is not the crowd the right-wing tends to care about, and it showed in the previous election.

shivas
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shivas 04/15/09 - 06:51 am
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BTW, polls show Americans

BTW, polls show Americans trust Obama on the economy while Republicans are viewed as failures. Americans are very perceptive and honest. The right-wing agenda should be applauded by all of us liberals, as they keep implementing one failure after another. This tea party promises to be a hoot. No way I can miss this one. I wonder if they will begin chanting their mantra of Failure for America.

constituent
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constituent 04/15/09 - 06:54 am
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A rally for support after a

A rally for support after a harsh defeat in the 2008, election the Republican Party is heading in a direction to be eradicate from the face of the earth.If Republicans want to fire up this event Tax Day Tea Party they should have invite John MCcain's daugther Meghan MCcain ,a lesbian, who want the Republican Party to include gay rights in the party platform now thats a cup of tea to sit down with and drink.

nofrillls13
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nofrillls13 04/15/09 - 07:00 am
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Bring your sugar and lemon

Bring your sugar and lemon because I for one will be at the Tea party angry because they are spending our tax money like there is no end and I dont care what party you belong to. I'm losing my business and Cant get tax money to keep me a float but the companies who put us in this mess are getting all they need.

3headedbeast
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3headedbeast 04/15/09 - 07:13 am
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This event falls on deaf

This event falls on deaf ears, we were frustrated,and still is, by the spending policies of Bush and Republican leaders in Washington and Megan Seda never organizer a event on Tax Day.Now a colored President and Democratic leaders in Washington want to raise taxes on people who make more than $250,000.00 a year and not raise taxes on small business and middle class a Tax Day Tea Party is needed MEGAN go jump off a bridge.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 04/15/09 - 07:16 am
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Obama's Dept of Homeland

Obama's Dept of Homeland Security has warned law enforcement all over the country that extremists will be attending. Sound like intimidation? In addition, DHS is also saying combat veterans are attracted to extremist organizations. These rallies have become protests against more than taxes. It is support for the Constitution and veterans in the face of threats by our socialist supporting, Democratic controlled, federal government.

2tired2argueanymore
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2tired2argueanymore 04/15/09 - 07:20 am
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I love to party!!! NOBAMA

I love to party!!! NOBAMA NOBAMA

Ga Values
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Ga Values 04/15/09 - 07:25 am
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Bet Saxby is out playing golf

Bet Saxby is out playing golf so he can't make it. Saxby TARP Chambliss(Socialist, Ga) was going to get the fair tax passes, guess he was too busy taking care of the LOBBYIST that are giving him money and golf trips. Same old same old, promice the voters and deliver for the LOBBYIST.

UncleBill
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UncleBill 04/15/09 - 07:31 am
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Hmmm.... they do have a

Hmmm.... they do have a constitutional right to have a peaceable assembly, express their opinions, and air their grievances to the government. Meanwhile it sounds like a Who's Who list of the biggest idiots in Augusta. This would be a good opportunity for the psychiatric residents to go over and observe some aberrant behavior.

HYPOCRITES 08
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HYPOCRITES 08 04/15/09 - 07:32 am
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55-F you should march right

55-F you should march right down there with your hooded sheet on. One thing you would not have to worry about is your tattoo showing. Obama is just as mush a Muslim, that you are a Klan man.

TechLover
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TechLover 04/15/09 - 07:33 am
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So if Ms Seda was so

So if Ms Seda was so concerned about the Repub leaders spending, why didn't she organize any protests then? Keep the radar guns on Bauer.

Phish
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Phish 04/15/09 - 07:40 am
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Shivas I am one of those hard

Shivas I am one of those hard working blue collar right wing extremist that will be at the tea party as soon as I get off work. Oh by the way I am a little overweight but "fat cat" might be taking it a little too far!!

stewartist
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stewartist 04/15/09 - 07:47 am
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For those of you who think

For those of you who think your taxes are NOT going up, read more about the CAP AND TRADE policy your President is trying to pass, then you will see how your gullible ignorance has affected your reasoning - then again, a lot of the Obama supporters don't pay income tax anyway.

TechLover
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TechLover 04/15/09 - 07:51 am
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Phish:That's what they want.

Phish:That's what they want. Just like the plantation owners got the average guy, who had no vested interest, to fight the Civil War, they want you to support tax policies that only benefit those at the top.

HYPOCRITES 08
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HYPOCRITES 08 04/15/09 - 08:00 am
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Yeah, you know us Democrats

Yeah, you know us Democrats never pay any taxes.

justus4
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justus4 04/15/09 - 08:03 am
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Tea party eh? Paying taxes

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Tea party eh? Paying taxes eh? Taxes too high eh? Energize Republicans eh? Win some elections eh? Regain the House eh? Gittin' ready for 2012 eh? Well, these so called parties better look like America, because a bunch of non-minorities gathered in the streets will not produce an overall positive result. And lets see how police handle this bunch since their friends/family will probably be in attendance.

qwerty
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qwerty 04/15/09 - 08:12 am
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This is not a Republican or

This is not a Republican or Democrat event. This is an American event for Americans who are angry not only at Bush, but Obama, and Congress as well. When Republicans were in power they blew it, but now that Democrats are in power they are continuing down the same path of out of control spending. Both parties are at fault and it's time Americans stood up and voiced their anger. The government is spending our money and it's time for Americans to let them know that they need to spend it responsibly.

LittleLady
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LittleLady 04/15/09 - 08:19 am
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It's about time the average

It's about time the average Americans stand up against wasteful government spending. Those of you who think Obama is not going to hike taxes for average Americans, dream on. Since he has been in the office, he signed near thrillion dollar spending bill full of pork. Surprisingly, he hasn't pushed for tax cut legislation. Seems as long as he says he wants to cut taxes for average Americans, that's good enough for some people. Words, not deeds that matter to those who can't see beyond Obama's skin color.

pah4r
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pah4r 04/15/09 - 08:30 am
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justus4, when the sky is full

justus4, when the sky is full of clouds which block the sun, are those clouds black or white by your standards and is the resulting gloom of an overcast sky black or white??? To you everything that takes place has a black/white overtone. DROP THE CHIP FROM YOUR SHOULDERS AND JOIN THE REAL WORLD. But alas that would mean you would have to accept that both races have caused their share of problems and that does not sit well with your slant on life.

TechLover
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TechLover 04/15/09 - 08:39 am
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littlelady: Please look back

littlelady: Please look back on all the previous posts on other topics griping that they only get $1040 cut in taxes for their household. Seems that taxes have been cut. It's just that those that aren't the "average American" (median household income $48,000) want more. They want to pay less and have the "average American" pay more.

drumbeater1
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drumbeater1 04/15/09 - 08:44 am
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justus4,please show up with a

justus4,please show up with a shirt bearing your name, please...i'd love to come over and introduce myself.....please, pretty please with a lotto ticket and an ebt card on top ???

TechLover
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TechLover 04/15/09 - 08:57 am
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Maybe Patricia Thomas and

Maybe Patricia Thomas and sisterX will have shirts with their names on them. They'll be the guys getting the funny looks.

joelee
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joelee 04/15/09 - 09:00 am
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For nigh on to three months

For nigh on to three months we've wanted to do somethin'. For several years us elephants, now late of said party deceased tried to do somethin'. But we didn't quite get it done and now it's very painful to dry up all of a sudden and pretend like we wasn't even there. We have been thinkin' ill of you donkeys and there ain't no law against thinkin', but thinkin' doesn't seem to help. It doesn't seem to lower our temperatures' at all. We must do somethin' to explode ourselves, so as to feel better. We are tryin' to work in harmony with you donkeys. We are tryin' to soften down our feelin's. We are tryin' to subjugate ourselves to the level of surroundin' circumstances. But we just can't do it 'til we do somethin'.

Georgiais1
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Georgiais1 04/15/09 - 09:07 am
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We are not worrying about the

We are not worrying about the dems who pay taxes, but the dems that don't. And yes their is a lot more of them than the repubs. Don't even try to go there.

disssman
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disssman 04/15/09 - 09:10 am
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Funny but because I made less

Funny but because I made less than 250,000 It seems my taxes were lower this year than last! And next year will be even lower. I guess I'll let all those making over 250K make the tea party today, I have to work for a living.

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