Congressman John Shadegg to Appear at April 15 "Tea Party" to Protest New Taxes
The shin-dig, which takes place from 5:30-7 p.m., is being led by American for Prosperity and right-wing personalities like State Senator Russell Pearce, former Congressman J.D. Hayworth and talk-show host Bruce Jacobs. While the line-up alone may be a turn off for many left-wingers and Democrats, organizers say the message is a simple one: "No new taxes!"
The issue of new taxes is a sensitive one for lefties (oh, and for Governor Jan Brewer, too). It's doubtful that attendees will hear counter-protesters screaming "New taxes now!"
Truth is, raising taxes is popular with almost no one. But then again, neither is the thought of cutting more government services. As a recent poll showed, most Arizonans seem to want to throw the tea overboard -- then come home to drink a cup.