WASHINGTON (AP) -- Tens of thousands of demonstrators have
flooded the streets of Washington today, marching on the U.S.
Capitol to protest what they says is out-of-control government
Some chanted "enough is enough" and "You lie, you lie!"
while others are holding signs with slogans such as "I'm Not Your
ATM" and ""Obama care makes me sick."
One man from Michigan says the president's health overhaul plan
would "cost too much money that we don't have."
Congressman Mike Pence says while Americans want health care
reform, they don't want a government takeover. The chairman of the
House Republican Conference says the message is that "years of
borrowing, spending and bailouts" must end.
The march was organized by a conservative organization led by
former House Republican leader Dick Armey along with several other
groups. In keeping with a Boston Tea Party theme, some are dressed in
AP Correspondent Lee Powell reports thousands of protesters are
filling the mall in Washington, to protest government spending and
AP Correspondent Lee Powell reports demonstrators have come to
Washington with a number of complaints about the current
AP Correspondent Lee Powell reports the demonstrators protesting
government taxes and spending are carrying placards of all types.
This organizer of the tax protest rally in Washington says
individuals should be allowed to prosper from their own hard work.
Asleigh Kinny, a college student from Valdosta, Georgia, who is
a self-described conservative, says the government has gone too far
by intruding in people's lives. ((note length of cut))
Deborah Johns, the vice chairman of the Tea Party Express, says
taxpayers have had enough of a big government with big expenses.
This is an excerpt of political songwriter Chris Cassone,
performing "Take Our Country Back," during the tax protest rally
With the Capitol in the background, people hold signs during a
rally against the president's health care plan and what they say is
out-of-control spending, Saturday, Sept. 12, 2009 in Washington.
Demonstrators are shown during a rally at Freedom Plaza in
Washington on Saturday, Sept. 12, 2009. Thousands of protesters
have packed streets in the nation's capital to protest what they
consider the federal government's out-of-control spending.