Tea party, MoveOn protest on tax day
Two opposing groups protested mere blocks away from one another in Center City Philadelphia on the occasion of Tax Day.
Representaives of various tea party groups in the Philadelphia region held a lunchtime protest of government spending.
Meanwhile, members of MoveOn.org, a progressive political action committee, expressed their displeasure over tax breaks for the Bank of America.
The tea party members demonstrated at City Hall while MoveOn supporters protested at 16th and JFK Boulevard outside the bank building.
At least the two group can agree on disagreeing with current tax policies.
MoveOn says large corporations such as Bank of America are using loopholes in the tax code to avoid paying their fair share of taxes.
Dianna Reimer of the Philadelphia Tea Party Patriots said her group wants to see changes in Philadelphia to make the city more business friendly. The group also wants an end to the DROP early retirement program.
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