Protests on tax day lash out against big government and taxes

    Tea Party protesters marked tax return day with lively rallies across the country, including one in Trenton.

    Protesters marked tax return day with lively rallies across the country, including one in Trenton.

    Hundreds of New Jersey residents joined in a Tea Party rally to urge that the size of government be reduced to help control a rising tax burden.

    Valerie Belmonte from Fords, New Jersey says she hopes lawmakers go along with Governor Chris Christie’s budget cutting proposals.

    “They’re taxing us into poverty,” says Belmonte, “leaving too much debt to our children and grandchildren.”

    Rally organizers say while lawmakers might not pay much attention to the protest, this kind of demonstration may help to increase public attention about what’s happening with the budget, and such outcries could influence what happens in the next election.

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