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Activists Hold Anti-Tax Tea Parties In San Diego

— Tea Party activists gathered for Tax Day protests around San Diego County Thursday. They rallied for lower taxes and less government.

Tea Party activists and supporters of Republican U.S. Senate candidate Carly Fiorina hold up signs at the Anti-Tax Rally at Tuna Park in downtown San Diego on April 15, 2010.
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Above: Tea Party activists and supporters of Republican U.S. Senate candidate Carly Fiorina hold up signs at the Anti-Tax Rally at Tuna Park in downtown San Diego on April 15, 2010.

A crowd of a few dozen people waved American Flags and held up anti-tax signs at an Anti-Tax rally Thursday morning at Tuna Park, near the Embarcadero. The event was held in connection to a campaign rally for Republican U.S. Senate candidate Carly Fiorina. She told the crowd, "All Americans have become members of a single party -- the 'had enough party.”'

Tea Party activist Don Birmingham said he agrees.

“I’ve been a Tea Partier for the last year and I feel the Tea Party is instrumental in trying to bring the Democrats and the Republicans back into control," said Birmingham. He added that he thinks taxes are too high.

"We need to stimulate the economy. We won’t do it by raising taxes, we’ll do it by lowering taxes,” he said.

Nearly a dozen Tea Party rallies were scheduled throughout the county, and more than 800 were planned nationwide.

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GetAShovel | April 16, 2010 at 10:01 a.m. ― 4 years, 6 months ago

This was an Astroturf for Carly supposed Tea Party Tax Revolt. The only thing revolting about this is the Republican Party set it up – maybe that is why only about 100 people showed up mostly with “Carly” signs! The few attendees pictured are for the most part college Republicans. All the establishment jackal candidates were there with Carly, Ron Nehring and Tony Krvaric.

Why were Ron Nehring and Tony Krvaric slithering around in the crowd at the real TEA Party up in Oceanside where more than 2000 real grassroots people showed up? Neither of them were allowed to speak there. They most likely would have been booed off the stage if they tried.

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Tim | April 17, 2010 at 6:35 a.m. ― 4 years, 6 months ago

Tough year if your a Dem and voted for the Spendulus Bill, Tarp , Helath Care Take over et all. Vote for any one but an incumbent DEM

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