In another outstanding reason I’m glad I left the greater Chicagoland area, Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) blasted “tea party” protests on April 15th, labeling the activities “despicable” and shameful.”
“The ‘tea parties’ being held today by groups of right-wing activists, and fueled by FOX News Channel, are an effort to mislead the public about the Obama economic plan that cuts taxes for 95 percent of Americans and creates 3.5 million jobs,” Schakowsky said in a statement.
“It’s despicable that right-wing Republicans would attempt to cheapen a significant, honorable moment of American history with a shameful political stunt,” she added. “Not a single American household or business will be taxed at a higher rate this year. Made to look like a grassroots uprising, this is an Obama bashing party promoted by corporate interests, as well as Republican lobbyists and politicians.”
This is the strongest language to date opposing the protesters, which, according to some estimates, topped 250,000 across the country.
Twenty thousand people alone in San Antonio, lady. Point of order, Madame Representative; my withholding taxes doubled last paycheck, in accordance with IRS directives.
What am I; “nobody‘?
Rep. Jan Schakowsky will be speaking at the Lariat Restaurant in Peoria (2232 West Glenn Avenue,
Peoria, Illinois — 309-691-4731) at 5 pm CDT on Sunday, May 3rd.
Call Lynn Scott, her speech coordinator, and let her know you want to reserve a seat at the restaurant to hear the speech, and then comment on it. Lynn can be reached at 309-673-3853.
If plane tickets weren’t $192.00, I’d certainly be there — and may just if I can find a way to swing it.
That’s 309-673-3853. Let her know what you think.