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Protesters say no to more taxes

By Catharin Shepard
Published in News on April 15, 2009 2:58 PM

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Nearly 300 people gathered on the steps outside City Hall Wednesday for a tax day protest as a part of a nationwide tea party event.

About 300 people gathered Wednesday outside Goldsboro City Hall for a tax day protest that was part of a nationwide movement of Americans speaking out against state and federal government financial policies.

North Carolina Sen. David Rouzer, Wayne County commissioner Steve Keen and John Locke Foundation analyst Daren Bakst were among the speakers at the local gathering of the New American Tea Party, a coalition of citizens and organizations concerned about what the group's web site defines as "the recent trend of fiscal recklessness in government."

Many of the attendees carried protest signs, some reading "Change, what's left after taxes," "Tax breaks, not pork spending" and "Obama is the biggest threat to American freedom."

For the complete story read Thursday's edition of The Goldsboro News-Argus.