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Tax Day Tea Party In Daley Plaza Daintier Than Usual

By aaroncynic in News on Apr 16, 2013 4:00PM

Tea Party “patriots” in Chicago held their 5th annual Tax Day rally at Daley Plaza yesterday, garnering a smaller than expected turnout, according to the Sun-Times. Hundreds turned out for their annual gathering to rail against taxes, Obama, gun control, and to cheer for a Randian future free from parasitic social welfare programs and safety nets. The turnout however, was a pretty significant drop from previous rallies. In 2010, at least 1,500 people showed up.

Former Congressman and radio host Joe Walsh turned up for the event, asking the crowd “What kind of a country are we prepared to hand off to our kids and grandkids. We live in a country where most Americans don’t get to keep half of what they make and earn.”

Despite the disparity in numbers, tea partiers remain hopeful they’ll stay relevant. Mike Hahne, a tea party member from DuPage told the Sun-Times, “The ones that are left are committed, and we try and do everything we can to grow it. It’s hard to keep enthusiasm up on everything.”

See videos from the Tax Day proceedings below.