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Tea Party protesters coming to Richmond

Written by Deon Guillory – bio | email
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RICHMOND, VA (WWBT)--The Tea Party Express Tour is reaching its finale. Rallies are planned in several cities including Richmond. For members of the tea party movement April 15th is a symbol of what's wrong in our nation and they say it's getting worse.

Organizers say government spending under the Obama administration is out of control, and Americans are angry. Democrats say the president's programs are moving the country in the right direction. 

The latest issue that has legislators sparring over spending is a financial regulation bill.  

The IRS admits it's already overpaid almost $30 million in refunds in confusion over new tax breaks.

Taxes are lower this year, but experts say expect them to go up as the government tries to cover massive deficits.

President Obama is trying to get Wall Street to do its part, but members of the Tea Party don't think it's enough.

Sarah Palin, megastar of the conservative movement, rallied the crowd of 5,000 insisting taxes and spending are too high.

Here at home, hundreds are expected to rally in Kanawha Plaza Thursday night.

It runs from 6:30 p.m. until 8 p.m., between 8th and Canal Streets in Downtown Richmond.

Organizers say their mission is to send a clear signal to the President and lawmakers in both parties that enough is enough.


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