Stimulated to protest
Yesterday was an historic day in Rhode Island and across America. People from all walks of life came out with enthusiasm to tell their elected leaders that they have had ENOUGH! I am overwhelmed by the response. We will not stop. This is the beginning of something big!
08:51 AM EDT on Thursday, April 16, 2009
By Philip Marcelo
Journal Staff Writer
Protestors with signs and flags turn out to the State House Wednesday afternoon to protest taxes and what they see as excessive government spending at the state and federal levels. Similar rallies were held nationwide.
The Providence Journal / Bob Breidenbach
PROVIDENCE — At least 2,000 people rallied Wednesday in front of the State House to protest the unprecedented level of federal spending to help overcome the recession.
For those who took off work to come downtown on a sunny but windy afternoon, it was a way of saying that the country is moving in the wrong direction. That government is growing too big, too fast. That too much is being spent that will have to be borne by future generations.
“It’s unconscionable to have to send this bill to our grandchildren,” said Marcia Camp, a retired librarian from Scituate who held up a sign saying “Save Trees, Stop Printing $$.”
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