Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Slideshow: Protesters to Obama: 'No More Pork!'
February 17, 2009 | Face the State
While President Barack Obama was signing the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, hundreds of Coloradans rallied blocks away at the state Capitol in opposition to the legislation.
The Independence Institute, a free-market think-tank, and Americans for Prosperity, a limited-government advocacy group, jointly organized the event. Families signed their names to four-foot wide checks made out to the federal government in the amount of $30,000, representing the stimulus' cost to the average American family of four.
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“This is not a Republican or Democrat issue,” said Jon Caldara, president of the Independence Institute. “It’s about our kids.”
The crowd chanted “No more pork!” and applauded the line-up of state Republican and conservative leaders. Barb Neville of Littleton paraded her pet pig across the stage. National commentator and author Michelle Malkin called the stimulus bill "generational debt" and served the crowd pork sandwiches after the rally.