"The Official Portrait of Miss InDiana"

"The Official Portrait of Miss InDiana"
aka "Miss Victory"

Monday, March 16, 2009


The folks helping with Revolt At The State House organized property tax protests in 2007 drawing four hundred to one thousand taxpayers. We are doing more publicity than we did in 2007, but those numbers are no longer enough. While we know that March 25th is a work day and will be a hardship for some to join us, we need everyone who feels called to this project to find a way to be there to help us reign in local (state) government spending and demand transparency.

This Revolt will be powerful because it is taking place INSIDE the state house while legislators are in session!

Please help us publicize the Revolt. Get involved. Volunteer!

Volunteer email: statehouserevolt@gmail.com

Thousands Rally Downtown Against Government Spending
CINCINNATI -- Thousands of Tri-State residents gathered Sunday on Fountain Square in downtown Cincinnati to voice their opposition to government spending bills recently signed by President Barack Obama.

The group called itself the Cincinnati Tea Party, modeled after the Boston Tea Party of 1773.
Many of the demonstrators carried signs with slogans that said "Honk if I'mpaying your mortgage" or "Stop spending my allowance." Some even woretea bags on their hats to make their point.

Cincinnati police estimated the crowd at 4,000 people. Many who spoke with News 5 Sunday afternoon said they're angry, including Congresswoman Jean Schmidt.

"I bet there's 5,000 people here and they're mad, just as I'm mad. They have a right to be mad at the unbridled spending that's happening inWashington," said Schmidt.

Protesters argued that the government shouldn't be spending money it doesn't have and they fear taxes and deflation will follow.

"The money you have now will be worth half as much next year, if they keepspending this money. They've got to stop spending this money," saidMike Sparks.

Protestors signed a petition rejecting the stimulus package. Organizers said they planned to gather again on April 15 and march the petition to city hall.

1 comment:

Taxpayer said...

As a working stiff who plans to take a day off to attend Revolt at the Statehouse, I would like to recommend we stick to Indiana issues at this rally, ESPECIALLY property taxes. I noticed a lot of "Impeach Obama" and signs with slurs against the President in the Cincinnati coverage -- regardless of how you feel about Obama, this is NOT the place for divisive politics. Too much of that is what got us in the mess we're in, and it's NOT going to make a positivie impression on the Indiana General Assembly which holds OUR HOMES in its hands at the moment. Please, let's stick to our hometown issues next week.