A little tax day fun on April 15 (Update!)

(No, I’m not dead. Just not thinking too hard! Here’s something from a reader.)


As you know this Wednesday is tax day, the day we let our wonderful government confiscate money from us to dole -out as they see fit. More importantly, it is a day that anti-tax citizens across the country, like our founders, will be participating in “Tea Parties” to protest our current administration’s direction.

I’d like you to join me for just one hour (noon-1pm) in front of the Federal Department in downtown Milwaukee where thousands will gather to protest the criminal actions of our government. I will provide protest signs while they last , so all you need to do is show up, hold a sign and maybe shake a fist every so often. Practice looking hacked-off !

Fact is, the pro-tax folks are well organized in grass roots tactics. As anti-tax advocates, we can no longer sit back and hope someone will do something about it. We must participate, show Washington (and Madison) that we mean business, and work to make changes in 2010 and 2012.

I will be carrying a large yellow “Don’t Tread on Me” flag like the one above and will have the signs with me (30 of them, so invite your friends) . All you need to do is show up. There should be thousands of people there and even more will be at the Tea Party in Madison.

If you have friends and associates that are anti-tax, please forward this message to them.

We’ll all be back at work by 1:15 that day, but you might want to come early to get parking. Learn more about what’s happening from Newt Gindrich here (the video is excellent) http://www.teapartyday.com/

I’ve got a check list of Tea Party details

1. Where: (CHANGED). 920 Water Street

2. When: Wednesday, April 15th, 12 noon

3. Wear: Tennis shoes and casual clothing. Don’t look like a republican if you can. Men don’t bother shaving 🙂 Also, you may have to walk from a parking spot

4. Parking: here are the spots in downtown Milwaukee: http://www.parkmilwaukee.com/

Please RSVP to me if you can make it

Some of the signs I’ll be making include:

Atlas Will Shrug
Congress is a Toxic Asset
Congress is Revolting – So are We
D.C. = District of Corruption
Cap and Trade = Poor and Broke
Party Like It’s 1773
Is This The Change You Voted For?
Socialism: Chains You Can Believe In
Don’t Mortgage the Future
Obama Lied, Democracy Died
Read the Bill Next Time
Armed & Dangerous with my vote
Free Markets, Not Free Loaders
Give Us Liberty Not Debt
Honk if I’m Paying Your Mortgage
I am not your ATM!
I will Not Grab My Ankles
If You’re Not Outraged, You’re Not paying Taxes
Liberty is all the stimulus we need.
No Taxation without Representation!
Obamanomics: Trickle up poverty
Print me a Trillion while you’re at it
Make Barney Pay Taxes
Give Nancy a Broom, Not an Airplane

Hope to see you there!



  1. The Lorax says:

    Have fun teabagging!

  2. J. Strupp says:

    Hey will this “spontaneous” revolt be sponsored and organized by the corporate lobbists at Freedom Works just like most other “grassroots” revolts nationwide?

  3. You mean like the same type of lobbyists and grass-roots networks that supported our fearless leader’s campaign…. Sorry Strupp, thats just how politricks work.

  4. The Lorax says:

    “I will Not Grab My Ankles” is my favorite. Take that, family values!

  5. J. Strupp says:

    Dan. Yes. Just like those.

  6. “Don’t look like a Republican. Don’t shave”

    Cindy, your readers are the best.

  7. The location has been changed to RED ARROW PARK at 920 North Water Street. That is where the skating rink and Starbucks is. (Coffee only today! 😉 )

    Red Arrow Park is listed on the Official Tax Day TEA Party website, pp 30. http://www.teapartyday.com/Locations.aspx

  8. Good grief. I hope everyone finds each other.

  9. John Horstman says:

    You seem to be either confused or misinformed on a number of points; I’ll tackle them in the order in which they appear.
    First off, taxes are technically voluntary – you can legally choose to not pay them. In doing so, you cede many of your rights as a citizen (access to public property/infrastructure/utilities, FDIC banking insurance, social security, Medicare, police/fire/rescue protection, use of the court system, and anything else funded by tax dollars).
    Second, our country’s founders weren’t anti-tax: they gave the federal government the power to levy taxes and didn’t restrict it to the individual states. They were against being taxed by a foreign government, which is effectively what England was – they had no say in public policy and were not considered full citizens. The situation with England levying taxes on the colonies can be compared to the U.S. taxing the Iraqi people for their trade, were we to do such a thing.
    Third, while our government engages in many criminal activities, and never more so than in the last eight years, taxation is not one of them; that power is very clearly granted in the Constitution.
    If you’re truly an anti-tax advocate, that makes you an anti-government advocate as well, since governments are solely supported by tax revenues. That also makes you anti-military, anti-conservative, and generally anti-America, since America is a country with a government, supported by tax dollars.
    Finally, you mention Newt Gingrich. As someone who served in the U.S. House, his paycheck came entirely from tax dollars (discounting the lobbiest kickbacks that all politicians get), so i can assure you he isn’t anti-tax. In fact, the incarnation of the Republican Party he represented has levied the highest taxes ever on 95% of the people in this country, and has engaged in the most deficit spending since the New Deal. His party recently engineered a deal to hand up to $700 billion of tax money to failed business with no strings attached. The only president to balance the federal budget in the last fifty years was Clinton, and he was a Democrat. In fact, all of the charges the website you link makes are against the previous administration and congress; we’ve had an election cycle since the bailout bills were passed. Also, the taxes you’re paying today are for 2008; again, they’re the result of the Bush crew, not the Obama administration. I realize April 15 provides a handy day around which to organize a protest, but you’re about three months too late to be speaking to the guys responsible – you’re gonna have to wait at least another year to see the impact of the “current administration’s direction”.

  10. “First off, taxes are technically voluntary – you can legally choose to not pay them.”

    My father had friends who took that view. They went to prison. Physically.

  11. John – We are not anti-American. We just don’t think the entity of America should consist entirely of government and taxes. The more that taxes that are levied now requires that even more have to be levied in the future to support the ever growing organism feeding off those taxes.


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