Tax day: Tea partiers fill Pavilion
Charlottesville is usually thought of as a liberal town, but that wasn't the crowd on April 15 at the Jefferson Area Tea Party at the Pavilion. The Pavilion had hundreds of sign-carrying, mad-as-heck citizens gathered on the day Uncle Sam demands his taxes. And they turned out to let him know what they thought.
Thomas Paine– a.k.a. WCHV's Joe Thomas– MC'd the event that included WINA's Rob Schilling, former Secretary of State Lawrence Eagleburger, Delegate Rob Bell, and Jefferson Area Libertarian John Munchmeyer.
The founding fathers were oft quoted, and the speakers saw many parallels with the Colonists' displeasure with British taxation. Mention the $787 billion stimulus package and the boos were automatic.