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Taxpayer Advocate: New Tea Parties Planned

Friday, 29 May 2009 09:45 PM

By Jim Meyers

National Taxpayers Union vice president Pete Sepp tells Newsmax that a "whole new round of tea parties" has been planned to protest high taxes and government spending.

"Many folks might have thought that after April 15, the tax filing deadline, this whole movement had just sputtered out," Sepp told Newsmax.TV's Ashley Martella.

Editor’s Note: To see the full Pete Sepp interview, Go Here Now.

"But there's a whole new round of tea parties that will be organized around the July Fourth holiday. In fact, there's a very large one that will occur here in Washington, D.C., on July Fourth itself.

"Other places are holding them the day before, the day after. We're going to see a number of them.

"I think that this movement is a durable one because it's all an online movement. It's very easy for people who have participated in these tea parties to stay in touch.

"Goodness knows we are reaching out to all of them because we want them to be permanent participants in the taxpayer movement."

Martella asked if the movement is growing.

"I definitely think so," said Sepp, who is vice president for policy and communication.

"We are getting new blood, new ideas, people who have never spoken out before who are willing to keep their voice at a very high pitch until there is change here in Washington."

Martella asked if Sepp believes talk that the middle class is going to get a huge tax increase.

"Definitely so," he responded.

"If the cap and trade program [to lower carbon emissions], which will raise energy prices, doesn't hit the middle class, something else certainly will."

Editor’s Note: To see the full Pete Sepp interview, Go Here Now.

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