It’s a Tea Party – and it’s revolutionary!!! On Tax Day, Wednesday, April 15th, at 4:00 p.m., taxpayers from across Houston and Southeast Texas will gather in downtown Houston at Jones Plaza to protest unprecedented government spending in Washington. Wednesday is the deadline for mailing federal income taxes.
Jones Plaza is located in the theater district across the street from Jones Hall, at 601 Louisiana at Capitol. The venue was changed from the earlier announced location, when interest from the public grew and more space was needed.
The Houston Tea Party Society is a non-partisan, grass-roots organization of citizen taxpayers demanding the roll-back of unprecedented spending legislation and socialist policy in Washington that threatens to erode our freedoms and put our children and grandchildren in debt for decades.
“Our commitment is to economic liberty,” said Tea Party organizer Felicia Cravens. “We’re not defined by party politics – in fact, it is Washington politics that brought us here. ‘We the people’ want Washington to start listening – and not just to the special interests!! If they don’t listen, we will find new leaders.” Our U.S. Congress:
*Voted for the $787 billion stimulus package without even reading it
*Packed $7 billion in earmarks to special interests into the ’09 Omnibus Spending Bill
*passed a budget expected to “double the publicly held national debt, to over $15 trillion”
Washington is taking our hard-earned wealth and redistributing it to others; punishing those who practice responsible financial behavior, rewarding those who do not; abandoning free market principles; and putting future generations in debt.
The Houston Tea Party website is located at http://www.houstontps.org/. The Society is planning future events, including a rally on July 4th, Independence Day.