Join us to protest the $1 Trillion pork spending bill that Obama will sign in Denver on Tuesday.
Venue changed to the state capitol at noon to join groups of like minded people to
protest this monstrosity of a spending bill
Bring a sign. (I'll have a few extra with me)
Additional protest news from ...
Todd Shepherd (CompleteColorado.com and the PeoplesPressCollective):
12:00 noon, we will be joining the groups on the West steps of the Capitol Building.
Mike Coffman and Josh Penry will be speaking.
For Immediate Release: Media Contact: Todd Shepherd
February 16, 2009 (405)[masked]
$30-THOUSAND DOLLAR A PLATE PORK ROAST
Rally will highlight opposition to President Obama's “stimulus” bill
PHOTO OPPORTUNITY AS HUNDREDS OF INDIVIDUALS SIGN OVERSIZED CHECKS REPRESENTING THEIR NEW DEBTLOAD
DENVER, CO – When President Obama signs his so-called stimulus bill in Denver on Tuesday, his stroke of the pen is equal to each American family signing over a $30-thousand dollar check to the government.
“At a time when tough budgeting decisions are being made around the kitchen table, each family in America will soon be 30-thousand dollars deeper in hock, thanks to this legislation,” says Jon Caldara, President of the free-market think tank, the Independence Institute. “Most of that spending should never happen at all, and much of that money will be spent on pork that won't even taste good.”
WHAT: INDIVIDUALS will sign their names to 4-foot wide checks, made out to the federal government in the amount of $30-thousand dollars.
WHERE: WEST STEPS of the State Capitol.
WHO: A coalition of concerned groups and citizens, including
- Jon Caldara of Colorado 's Independence Institute
- U.S. Representative Mike Coffman
- Michelle Malkin, nationally-known writer, blogger, and columnist
- Former U.S. Congressman Bob Beauprez
- numerous other Colorado legislators and dignitaries
WHY: To voice opposition to a government measure that spends more in one bill than has been spent in the entire conflict in Iraq