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Holding signs reading “Stimulate Business, Not Government,” “Families Against Porkulus” and “Say No To Generational Theft,” protesters opposed to the $787 billion stimulus package have been mobilizing across the country.
The organizer of the Kansas protest, Amanda Grosserode, calls herself a home-schooling mom who is “fed up” with the spending in Washington. She has been a member of Fair Tax Kansas City since last fall.
“My husband and I were feeling frustrated that the stimulus had passed with very little debate and no one had read it,” she told IBD. “I said, ‘We need to do something.’ ”
She began contacting family and friends, and eventually received attention via Fair Tax Kansas City and local talk radio.
Grosserode received considerably more publicity after e-mailing popular conservative commentator and blogger Michelle Malkin.
“I think the taxpayer revolt is the new counterculture,” said Malkin, who has been publicizing the protests on her blog. “People want to stand up and say, ‘Hey, I’m paying for that, I do not support that.’ ”
Malkin, who lives near Denver, attended the Mile High City protest, which also involved conservative groups like the Independence Institute, a Colorado think tank.
Sen. Arlen Specter, R-Pa., is already taking heat for providing one of the three critical GOP votes for the stimulus. Some voters interrupted his press conference in Cranberry, Pa., on Thursday.
Another protest was planned for Saturday outside the office of Rep. Dennis Moore in Overland Park, Kan. The Democrat voted for the stimulus. His office didn’t return calls seeking comment.
Malkin sees an opportunity.
“It’s time to adopt some tactics of the left,” she said. “Community organizing helped propel Obama to the White House, surely it could do something for fiscal conservatism.” Read More
UPDATED 22 FEB
Perhaps 750 braved windy, 23-degree weather in Overland Park to protest the pork in the stimulus. Liberty-minded, free-market Americans met outside of Congressman Dennis Moore’s Office in Overland Park to protest his votes to waste tax dollars.
Michelle Malkin’s web site first announced this event on Thursday. Read More
This blogger has his hat off for these two ladies for all they have done to wake-up people to what is going on in this country. Keep up the good work ladies and lets hope many more Americans will join you!