Thursday, March 29, 2007

Governor and Taxspenders to Taxpayers: Game On!

Last week, a Lansing reporter informed Leon Drolet, President of Michigan Taxpayers Alliance, that a Governor's staffer had told him that the Gov was aware of the April 18 Taxpayer Teabag protest planned at the Capitol - and was preparing a "surprise" for protesters. What "surprise"?Turns out that the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) have moved up their lobby day in Lansing to coincide with our tax protest. They support Granholm's plan to mandate government preschool for all children. And they are not alone. An organization called "Artserve", which supports more tax dollars being spent on art, has also changed the day and time of their lobby day to April 18. It appears those that demand more and more spending and higher taxes will try to outdo taxpayers that day.

According to the AFT Michigan website, they are planning to bus public school teachers in from around the state. It is now even more important than ever to spread the word to all taxpayers about the Taxpayer Protest Rally! Everyday taxpayers need to show up at the Capitol in Lansing on April 18, bring a teabag that we will deliver to the Governor, and tell Lansing politicians to balance their budget by cutting spending and enacting reforms; NOT BY RAISING TAXES ON CITIZENS!

Get to the Capitol around 10:00am. Rally starts at 11:00am, but you will need time to park. Taxspenders are planning to hijack this rally, and demand more and more of YOUR money. We cannot allow the voices of everyday taxpayers to be drowned out. Take the day off work, clear the calendar, gather your family and friends, and head to Lansing on April 18!

Friday, March 16, 2007

Rallying the Taxpayer Troops

Our “Virtual Teabag Campaign” is moving along nicely. People are coming to our website copying our virtual teabag and sending them in emails to their elected officials in Lansing, Michigan. You can also locate your Senator and Representative from our site.

The Wayne County Taxpayers Association is also helping to sponsor a rally on Wednesday, April 18, at 11:00 am, on the steps of the state capitol in conjunction with the Michigan Taxpayers Alliance and Americans for Prosperity . We want to tell the State government – Hell No! Don’t raise our taxes. WE INVITE EVERYONE TO JOIN US!

Make sure to come early because parking may be difficult. We are also planning to have a truck and car caravan around the capitol building. We hope to have some local celebrities to attend and speak. BRING A TEABAG AND A SIGN. Don’t forget your enthusiasm.

Thursday, March 01, 2007

Tea Party inspired by Boston

We are encouraging everyone to send their State Representative and Senator a tea bag. Remind them of the people they represent and their responsibility to represent them. Tell them not to raise taxes. In a state budget of $43billion dollars they should be able to find things to cut. With people leaving this state in droves, we do not need another reason to drive them away. We also don't need to drive away the business that is still located in this state.

For those of you who do not drink tea, you can use our virtual tea bag. Just right click on the bag, copy and paste it to your email. You can also locate your legislators email address by clicking on the links below the picture .

I hope we can generate enough interest to make them sick of tea and enough volume to to convince them not raise our taxes