Hundreds gather in Raleigh for anti-tax rally
Bus loads of anti-tax activists came together Wednesday in Raleigh for the annual "Take Back Our State" rally, sponsored by the state chapter of Americans for Prosperity.Posted — Updated
A scheduled speaker was Samuel "Joe the Plumber" Wurzelbacher. He made news during the presidential campaign when he asked then-presidential candidate Barack Obama about taxes.
"The citizens of North Carolina have to step up and say 'No, you've been spending our money time and time and time again,'" said Wurzelbacher during a break from signing autographs and getting his picture taken by passers-by. "You can't take care of everybody. Our system doesn't work that way."
Chapter president Dallas Woodhouse said the event behind the Legislative Building was designed to make clear to lawmakers that the public is taxed enough already. The group says spending needs to be reduced.
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