Taxpayer Tea Party

More than 100 people attended the Taxpayer Tea Party on Wednesday in front of the Routt County Courthouse.

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Residents protest taxes, government spending during downtown rally

More than 100 people gathered on the Routt County Courthouse lawn to put an emphatic stamp on their tax bills Wednesday as part of a national tax day protest.

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peace 5 years, 8 months ago

Freerider it is a Republic we live in not a Democracy...it is sort of a noun vs verb thing...FYI..

But I have been wrong before.

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BoatNative 5 years, 8 months ago

That woman who wants to "throw the whole bunch out":

It is called a democracy. We elect our officials every two, four, and six years. I think what you want is a "coup d'etat". Seriously?!? Maybe try and organize yourselves so people would actually vote for your ideas.

What I saw today on the courthouse lawn was angry, negative, and abusive rhetoric. Come up with some ideas and maybe the Republican party will be appealing again someday. No wonder the Democrats control our government; and based on what we saw across the country today, that is not such a bad thing for now.

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seeuski 5 years, 8 months ago

HA HA HA! See you on election day in a year or so. Then we will see who pops off and how the electorate responds to this governments socialist experiment. The reporter could have refrained from undersizing the crowd, over 200 people is pretty good for little ol Steamboat. Oh, and that woman has a right to be angry. When the DHS puts out a warning for returning Vets and her son is on his 3rd tour in Afghanistan it becomes obvious we are in a battle for freedom from an oppressive Government. That report yesterday mentions nothing about Islamic groups in the US? We just had TV news reports last week of Islamic groups training on US soil so what gives?

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Neil O'Keeffe 5 years, 8 months ago

I totally agree with snowbow, nothing but a bunch of angry, fearful, narrow minded individuals being led around by the rings in their noses. Wake up and realize you are being used by the moneyed elites of your party to get what they want which in the long run is not in your best interest. We need IDEAS NOT IDEALOGY!!!

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seeuski 5 years, 8 months ago

I really enjoyed the CNN tea party report yesterday when a mad female reporter blathered out the same junk you two nice neighborly, peaceful gents are here. Your talking points are pretty funny. All the leftys are getting the same email obviously. And no, we don't want our left wing socialist Government wasting anymore of our hard earned money on useless stuff and bonuses for their corporate pals in AIG. Yes I guess you two missed the reports of Dodd and the Treasury argueing over who authorized the ammendment to the stimulus that allowed those huge bonuses to be paid. But go ahead and continue to blame Bush. Obama is past his 100 days. It's his baby now.

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seeuski 5 years, 8 months ago

Hey snowbow, Where can I get Limbaugh show around here since you mention it?

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conservative 5 years, 8 months ago

WOW. I thought Steamboat was more grown up than a bunch of two bit liberals criticizing decent Americans just looking out for your future too. It is a sad day in Steamboat.....when we cannot show respect for good hard working human beings.
Thanks for showing me that I better start praying harder cuz' this country is going to Hell...yep, because of you & your crazy definition of what is good for all of us. May God forgive you for your stupidity.....and I will laugh at the day your taxes go up with single payor healthcare and all of these crazy programs being implemented....or, will you be the first to reduce your salary so you do not have to pay as much. Good luck to you. I will keep up a good fight for my comrades....and start preparing for your destruction of America. Enjoy dictatorship people...can you say Fidel....how about Castro...or how about Obama....we are all in for a roller coaster ride to Hell!!!!

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nikobesti 5 years, 8 months ago

How many of these hypocrites voted for Bush? 90%?

The politicians aren't the problem. As long as money talks in Washington, it doesn't matter who you vote out. Let's see if FreedomWorks and its billionaire right-wing backers support no more private campaign contributions. Yeah, right.

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peace 5 years, 8 months ago

As much as FOX promoted these tea-baggers all over our country, it saddens me that there are so many Limbaughesk attitudes in my little town. Most of these tea baggers are nothing but anti...anti tax, anti this or anti that. It hides the fact that beneath it all is the underlying undeniable notion that people are pissed a black man is in the Whitehouse. Shame they hide their bigoted spirit and wrap it in an American flag. Bigotry in Steamboat is visible on tax day at the courthouse. Get a rope.

. The right wing branch should have been more vigilant in making sure that black people were in frame and on camera. These arguments will never end, but my part of it will. Lemming parties with tea...sheesh..

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freerider 5 years, 8 months ago

I don't know where people think this country is moving towards Socialism...our democracy has turned Fascist , that's when the people loose control of there government and the corporations and politicians take control ...which is exactly what has happened here. The lobbists in washington have become domestic terrorists and need to be stopped. The tea party notion is long overdue in this country, People are finally pissed off enough to do something about it. The vast amount of government waste is beyond pathetic. Iraq and Afganistan are two huge mistakes. Politicians keep using the same old tired fear mongering to scare you into buying there crap. In vietnam it was communism . If we didn't stop the commies it was going to spread like cancer. Now there scaring you with terrorism . Same crap different package. The problem is people are still buying it. This country has become a nation of sheep. Cowards afraid to stand up and call B.S. when it stinks. A true patriot stands up and calls B.S. when it stinks. It's time we all stand up and take the wheel back from this out of control train wreck that that Washington has created. It would be nice to live in a true democracy again . support the troops bring them all home now...

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