April 14, 2011

Tea Party rally at the Wisconsin State Capitol, this Saturday.

It's the tax day day after tax day rally.

We went to last year's tax day Tea Party rally, and it was a pretty good photo op: here, here, here, and here. It seemed like a big crowd, with 12,000 people, but that won't seem big after all the protests we've had here over the last 2 months. But the Farmers' Market starts this Saturday, so there will be lots of people on the square. You won't be able to tell who came for what.
Major Saturday protests — which took place five consecutive weekends after [Gov. Scott] Walker unveiled his proposal Feb. 11 — drew as many as 100,000 people to the Capitol. Demonstrations, even in smaller numbers, could disrupt the 39-year market tradition that can draw as many as 20,000 shoppers to the Square when the weather’s nice.
Yeah, there will have to be anti-Walkerites there too. They'll have to take advantage of another Saturday and the new audience that is the Farmers' Market shoppers. Plus, they've got to show that they outnumer the tea partiers.

It should be interesting.

26 comments:

PETER V. BELLA said...

Doing two good things at once. Protesting our draconian income tax system and buying veggies.

bagoh20 said...
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bagoh20 said...

I hate having to spell.

You got two signs:

One that says: "Grab a broom and help clean."

A second sign: "Free government cheese!"

Where will the line form?

4/14/11 10:41 AM

MrBuddwing said...

But Tax Day isn't April 15 this year - it's Monday, April 18.

WV: derflum.

Samrobb said...

Actually, it's a "Two Days Before Tax Day Rally", since Wisconsin - like most states - has pushed back the due date for taxes to the 18th, because DC will observe Emancipation Day on the 15th this year.

http://www.revenue.wi.gov/taxpro/news/101117.html

edutcher said...

The last 2 beat me, but I've never heard of anything but the 15th for tax day.

Is this because of the nonsense over extending the Bush tax cuts, which Little Zero swears he won't do again?

DKWalser said...

Is this because of the nonsense over extending the Bush tax cuts, which Little Zero swears he won't do again?

No, it's because Washington DC has a holiday that, this year, falls on the 15th. In respect of the holiday, the post office is closed and DC taxpayers cannot mail their returns. This automatically extends the tax due date to the next business day (the 18th). (Arguably, Congress could have extended the due date for just those taxpayers who are residents of DC; instead, Congress choose to adopt a rule that gives us all the benefit of the same extended due date.)

TMI?

MrBuddwing said...

I've never heard of anything but the 15th for tax day.

Well, in years where April 15 falls on a Saturday or Sunday, Tax Day is definitely put off until Monday.

WV: everedly

Dose of Sanity said...

MrBuddwig is right, but for the wrong reasons. April 15th is a holiday in DC (Emancipation Day). Because the IRS is closed, the tax day is pushed back. Since the following 2 days are weekend days, April 18th, not April 15th is tax day this year. Interestingly, extensions for late filing are also pushed back (October 18th).

Silly Tea Party people. :)

Hoosier Daddy said...

Obama should have done his speech wearing a t-shirt that said:

All your wages are belong to us.

Since its the younger generation that will mostly be taking it in the wallet, that will make the most sense to them.

MadisonMan said...

It'll be cold and damp. Maybe I'll stay someplace warm and dry.

Alex said...

Since its the younger generation that will mostly be taking it in the wallet, that will make the most sense to them.

The way things are going the younger generation will only be able to count on McJobs if that.

Hoosier Daddy said...

The way things are going the younger generation will only be able to count on McJobs if that.

Tough. Let them eat Big Macs. Give me my SS and Medicare!!!

Alex said...

Our entire economy will be based on McDonalds and low-price Chinese crap from Wal-Mart. Congrats America, this is the destiny you so richly deserve.

James said...

Vicki McKenna just announced that Sarah Palin will be appearing at the Tea Party rally on Saturday.

Andrew said...

@hoosier almost got it but you're still too grammatically correct. "all your wage are belong to me/us" is better though even I am not certain on how you want to treat the pronoun in this case

James said...

Guess who is attending our Tea Party? Sarah Palin

I might just have to drive up to Madison on Saturday since Palin will be there...I can't miss the craziness that will occur.

Quayle said...

Yeah, a veritable Fort Sumter.

traditionalguy said...

Another job for New Meadia. If Palin is internet current on the recent Wisconsin vs its public employee Unions firestorm, then she will give our dynamic duo an interview. That will blow Bob Wright's mind.

MadisonMan said...

Sarah Palin tries to stay relevant.

Maybe Rev. Jackson will be here too. Those two can share tips.

traditionalguy said...

Mad Man...Just remember to put away all of your pets that look like wolves or caribou before Palin lands. A Momma Grizzly with a gun can be a real nuisance...just ask a Death Panelist.

john bord said...

A Farmer's Market, be interesting how much of the produce comes in from south of the border.

With imports has any one sat down and calculated how much tax money is lost? So many liberal government policies push numerous farm jobs out of the country, water usage, pesticide use, land use and price supports.

This is but one example of government policy pushing tax dollars out the door that the democrats want.

MadisonMan said...

be interesting how much of the produce comes in from south of the border.

For this one, very little, unless you mean the Wisconsin/Illinois border.

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E.M. Davis said...

Sarah Palin tries to stay relevant.

Maybe Rev. Jackson will be here too. Those two can share tips.


Oh, come now. When was the last time one of them was a serious contender for a public office?

J Allen said...

Preparation thoughts for Saturday:

Superglue camera to hand
Wear button that says, “I’m With Them”
See if you can spot the lawyer guy from the Heg Memorial and M&I Bank clips

EnigmatiCore said...

How about the "two days before Tax Day rally"?

The traditional tax return filing deadline is April 15 of each year, but the IRS has approved April 18, 2011 as the tax filing deadline for 2010 Tax Returns and extension requests in observation of Emancipation Day in the District of Columbia.