Monday, September 14, 2009

Congressman Trent Franks Calls National Tea Party An Encouraging Success

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For Immediate Release

Contact: Bethany Haley or Ben Carnes 202-225-4576

Congressman Trent Franks Calls National Tea Party An Encouraging Success

September 12, 2009 – Congressman Trent Franks (AZ-02) issued the following statement today after marching from the Freedom Plaza to the United States Capitol with literally tens of thousands of attendees at the National Tea Party in Washington, D.C., where people of every walk of life gathered to take a stand against out-of-control government spending and destructive liberal legislation such as the National Energy Tax, the pork-laden $787 billion "stimulus" bill, and the health care "reform" plan proposed by Democrats that would ultimately result in a government takeover of health care.

“Having spent much of this year fighting inconceivably bad policies like Cap-and-Tax, ObamaCare, Cash for Clunkers, and a seemingly countless number of efforts to expand the reach of government into private industries, it is so encouraging to see freedom-loving Americans from all over the country go to so much trouble to exercise one of their most basic rights, that of petitioning our government, and make their voices heard. Americans realize that the current Administration and Democrat-controlled Congress have put us on a slippery-slope toward socialism. These patriotic citizens have had enough of being told to listen to Washington; it's time for Washington to listen to them.”


Congressman Trent Franks (R-AZ) talks to Tea Party participants who surrounded the Capitol to protest the recent attempts to drastically expand the size and influence of the federal government.


Congressman Trent Franks (R-AZ) stands on the steps of the Capitol, in front of tens of thousands of protesters who marched on the Capitol, calling for an end to out-of-control government programs.


Congressman Trent Franks (R-AZ) points out just a few of the thousands of homemade protest signs at the National Tea Party in Washington D.C.

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