Oklahoma City, OK 73105
For Immediate Release: April 15, 2009
Sen. Dan Newberry
Oklahomans gather at the state Capitol to participate in the nationwide
Tax Day Tea Parties.
Citizens rally at the state Capitol urging Congress to cut back
on out of control spending.
Newberry Commends Citizens for Showing Patriotism at Oklahoma
Hundreds of Oklahomans gathered on the south steps
of the state Capitol as part of the Tax Day Tea Parties that took
place across the nation on Wednesday. The events were in demonstration
against high taxes and Congress’ continued excessive spending
in recent months.
Newberry attended the rally and said he was proud to see so
many Oklahomans taking time out of their day to send Congress
an important message.
“I think it’s important that people are involved in
the process. I commend those people who came today and for being
involved in this nationwide effort,” said Newberry, R-Tulsa.
“I went myself because I, as a senator, also agree that
the federal government is out of control on how its spending money.”
The demonstrations are part of a larger grassroots movement to
protest massive government spending known as Taxed Enough Already
(TEA), which started the Tax Day Tea Parties more than 235 years
after the original Boston Tea Party revolt against taxes.
“Something has to be done. The taxation that will come from
the recent stimulus bills approved by Congress will be regressive
to our children’s children,” said Newberry. “Today’s
event is about patriotism and exercising one’s greatest
freedoms as an American. As citizens, we need to remind Congress
that ours is a government by the people and for the people, and
they need to listen and stop spending billions of taxpayers’
money so irresponsibly.”
The rally in Oklahoma City was only one of many across the state
“Hopefully, these calm demonstrations will appear on the
radar of the federal government and they’ll realize that
they’re out of control and that they’ve got to bring
in the reigns.”
For more information contact:
Sen. Newberry's Office - 405-521-5600