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Obama/Federal Government Spending Protest at the State Capitol

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.
WHEN: NOON
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[2]

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Thank you Jim Frye for the Protest Signs. Thank you Channel 4 & Channel 7 News for the coverage. Thanks also to the reporter from Metro State College for the interview. I would also like to thank the 200 others who took a few hours off of work to be on the Capitol Building Steps to chant NO! to a trillion dollar spending bill.

    February 17, 2009

  • Chris

    Great protest and awesome speakers!

    February 17, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    Independence Institute seemed to have organized it. Good speakers, except having the traitor Tom Tancredo was an exercise in hypocrisy.

    February 17, 2009

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