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What are your April 15th plans?
If you could stand outside your local post office that day, what would be on your sandwich board?
What pamphlets would you hand out?
What signs would you hold?

I've been interested in doing something - I'm sure other folks here have been thinking about this too.  I don't really want to be a tax resistor, as I don't oppose taxes - they are, afterall the dues we pay for a civil society.  Currently our dues are being heinously mis-used.  So how can we use this opportunity to inform or engage our fellow citizens.

Share your ideas, join a protest, or organize your own!

Originally posted to bribri on Tue Mar 22, 2005 at 02:04 PM PST.

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  •  Thanks for your ideas - I plan (none)
    to be protesting where I am - tell me what to do!

    America began begins with freedom from King George's empire.

    by bribri on Tue Mar 22, 2005 at 02:05:13 PM PST

  •  How about explicit Union analogies? (none)
    Most folks on the left (i believe) are pro-union.  Most of the folks who are anti-union focus on the opportunities for corruption at the higher echelons of the union organization.

    Well, isn't this basically right?:

    U.S. Government = The Union of the American People
      The government is responsible for protecting us and our property, guaranteeing minimal rights, and acting as our voice and muscle in conflicts/negotiations with other nation-states.

    Taxes = Union Dues
      The government depends on taxes to function - the more the "beast" is starved, the less it can protect us.

    Union Corruption = BushCheneyCo
      Our government has been hijacked by agents working AGAINST our best interests, and AGAINST the purposes of our dues.


    America began begins with freedom from King George's empire.

    by bribri on Tue Mar 22, 2005 at 02:25:20 PM PST

  •  state the facts (none)
    point out how much good this war money could have done elsewhere.  Show how much each person's portion of the bush debt is.  Show how much bush cut social services.  Tell how much money he gave to his corporate buddies, both in contracts and tax breaks.  Talk about social security.

    this is class war, and the upper class wages it primarily economically.

    the lower class fights it with force of numbers, so win people to your position, and organize them if possible.

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