My father-in-law, friend, my daughter and myself decided to go to the Tax Day Tea Party held at the State capitol in Hartford. It was a beautiful day there, could not complain about the weather. As for the turn out, there were about 2000 people, not bad. I enjoyed looking at all of the creative signs being waved. We decked out my daughter's stroller and carried hand made large tea bags. the bags were filled with corn flakes in case we got hungry! We got in the sign spirit by making the piggy bank sign, it had gotten a lot of attention.
The rally was organized, peaceful and there were Republican, Democrat, and unaffiliated represented. After all, this is not about party but about the over taxation and the need for fiscal responsibility. The state of Connecticut is one of the highest taxing state and soon to be the highest since they are looking to increase taxes again. A wake up call is well needed for both state and federal law makers.
The rally did remind me of the days when Lowell P. Weicker, our former Governor had decided to implement a state income tax and a rally was held at the capitol with about 10,000 people showing up, me included. He passed it at 4am, without many people even realizing it. As sad day for the state and we can never go back.