When President Obama signs his so-called stimulus bill in Denver on Tuesday, his stroke of the pen is equal to each American family signing over a $30-thousand dollar check to the government.
“At a time when tough budgeting decisions are being made around the kitchen table, each family in America will soon be 30-thousand dollars deeper in hock, thanks to this legislation,” says Jon Caldara, President of the free-market think tank, the Independence Institute. “Most of that spending should never happen at all, and much of that money will be spent on pork that won't even taste good.”
WHAT: INDIVIDUALS will sign their names to 4-foot wide checks, made out to the federal government in the amount of $30-thousand dollars.
WHERE: WEST STEPS of the State Capitol.
WHEN: NOON WHO: A coalition of concerned groups and citizens, including
Jon Caldara of Colorado's Independence Institute
U.S. Representative Mike Coffman
Michelle Malkin, nationally-known writer, blogger, and columnist
Former U.S. Congressman Bob Beauprez
numerous other Colorado legislators and dignitaries
WHY: To voice opposition to a government measure that spends more in one bill than has been spent in the entire conflict in Iraq
**Update 2: West steps of State Capitol:
UPDATE: Event details are set. We will begin our press conference at 12:15pm on the West Steps of the State Capitol. Please begin arriving at noon. We have the West Steps until 2pm.
Many speakers have been invited, and we will let you know here when they can confirm.
Confirmed attendees are as follows:
Former Cong. Bob Beauprez
Michelle Malkin FOX News Contributor and founder of MichelleMalkin.com and HotAir.com
Jim Pfaff, State Director of Americans for Prosperity in Colorado;
several state legislators
Dick Wadhams, Colorado Republican Committee Chairman
Congressman Doug Lamborn
Congressman Mike Coffman
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