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Tax Day Tea Party in Springfield

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Location: Springfield, IL

Tax Day Tea Party in Springfield

Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-19) attended the Tax Day Tea Party in Springfield today, giving encouragement to citizens rallying against out of control federal spending.

"The President and Congressional leaders have crafted a budget that spends too much, taxes too much, and borrows too much," Shimkus said. "We have to get our spending under control or future generations will be unfairly burdened by all the new debt we'll be issuing.

"The Democrats' budget would increase taxes by over one trillion dollars over the next ten years. Small business taxes, energy consumer taxes, capital gains taxes, dividend taxes, death taxes, and many others would go up under the proposed budget approved by the House," he added.

Shimkus explained, "I have voted against these tax increases, against the bailouts, against the so-called stimulus, and will continue to say no. My fiscal philosophy has always been one of less spending, lower taxes, and more personal freedom.

"Today's Tea Parties exemplify what's great about the United States...citizens gathering peacefully to express their dissatisfaction with their government. I join them in saying no to outrageous spending and never ending debt."

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