Hundreds attended the rally, which was held in conjunction with about 200 other rallies across the country on the day when tax returns are usually due. (This year's due date is Tuesday, April 18.)
On a large scale, the Tax March focused on financial accountability for government and elected officials, and many of this year's speakers stayed close to that theme.
“Let's all be fair,” said emcee Pippi Ardennia. “This has no partisanship. This is all about following the money. Why aren't we getting transparency?”
“This corruption makes people feel like they can't trust their government, because they can't see what's going on,” said Rep.
Although organizers of the Tax March were careful to stress the rally would not be “a political party issue,” dissatisfaction with Trump and perceptions that he is influenced by foreign and financial interests emerged as prominent themes. Trump is the first
“(Trump's) got more entanglements than a game of Twister with 1,000 people,” quipped
“Money is what decided our election in 2016,” he said. “That's where we need to draw the line.”
“Our independence is at stake here,” he added.
Tax March events were also held in
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