Valdosta Tea Party Blasts Big Government

By: Gabrielle Sarann Email
By: Gabrielle Sarann Email

Dozens of Valdosta tea partiers lined Ashley Street for the Third Annual Valdosta Tax Day Party.

With signs and American flags in tow, they rallied against what they consider to be too much government control.

They say they're dissatisfied with both Valdosta's elected officials and the Obama Administration.

"I'm paying over 50 percent in income taxes and that's ridiculous," says Nolen Cox, the Valdosta Tea Party organizer.

"We cannot sustain the type of borrowing and spending that we're going now," says Dean Blevins, a conservative voter. "Everybody that manages a family budget knows that."

Organizers say the next rally will be on July 4th to mark Independence Day.


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  • by Mike on Apr 18, 2011 at 09:06 AM
    Tell me, why if somone only pays $500.00 in taxes, for the year, works part time (at her choice), has one child, (no husband), gets free medicaid for child, wic, food stamps, and $5340.00 back from IRS as earned income. Now that is redistribute the wealth, take from me and give to her!
  • by welder Location: wes on Apr 18, 2011 at 03:01 AM
    wow. within 6 comments we've already come to name calling and raceism.
  • by truth Location: fl on Apr 16, 2011 at 05:40 AM
    taxed enough already --its easy cut spending cut loop holes,pay as we go, cut out give aways out side usa untill debt is paid and our house is back in order.
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      by Boston Dave on Apr 16, 2011 at 08:34 AM in reply to truth
      Begin taxing big business! Giving all these tax breaks to big business is not creating jobs, and isn't keeping most from going overseas. You tea party folks: have yet to meet one who can look at both sides of the coin. Open your minds folks.
  • by Bruce on Apr 15, 2011 at 07:27 PM
    No more big govment!
  • by LetMyPeopleGo Location: Tallahassee on Apr 15, 2011 at 06:27 PM
    I wonder how many of these fools get medicare, VA benefits. White people can be so stupid.
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      by Drinky Crow on Apr 16, 2011 at 05:07 AM in reply to LetMyPeopleGo
      Oh, come on now, the Tea Party is always bragging about how diverse they are. I mean, look at the picture and, um, ah...nevermind.
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        by Bob on Apr 16, 2011 at 11:27 AM in reply to Drinky Crow
        Your right! Old white people, that's what you see.
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      by Mike on Apr 18, 2011 at 09:07 AM in reply to LetMyPeopleGo
      You so right, VA benefits, I paid a check to the USA in 1966 to 1970, for 4 years service, and in Vietnam, where were you? Know what you talking about!
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