Tax day tea parties in the Wilmington area

Reported by Claire Simms - bio|email
Posted by Debra Worley - email

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Some people say they're Taxed Enough Already (TEA) and are holding so-called Tea parties across the country.

Wilmington's Tea party will take place from 5:00 - 7:00 Wednesday evening at the corner of College Road and Oleander Drive.  It will be a peaceful protest against out of control government spending and bad economic policies.

Brunswick County protestors kicked off tea parties in the area around noon.  Dozens of people gathered at the Beach Mart on Holden Beach to drink tea and protest high government taxes.

Some Wilmington residents who don't even pay taxes yet took the opportunity to voice their opinion on government spending too.

"A lot of students here on campus are just tired of all the spending that's been going on and the excessive taxes that have been implemented lately," said Kevin King with UNCW College Republicans.  "We're just tired of things that are going on that we're going to be paying for in the future, but we have no say on right now."

The UNCW College Republicans hosted a tea party on campus from 10:00 in the morning to 4:00 in the afternoon.

The group handed out information and buttons about taxes, and some even dressed the part, wearing clothing that could have been worn at the time of the Boston Tea Party.

The college group encouraged people walking by to sign a new Declaration of Independence from high taxes.

Organizers say they're steamed at government spending since President Barack Obama's administration took over.

Some taxpayers got things started at Missouri's state capital Tuesday, when about 200 people spoke out against federal bailouts and spending.

In New Hampshire, state employees are hitting the street to speak out against cuts aimed at public employee jobs.

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