People gather at Dockweiler State Beach to protest taxes

Yesterday’s tax filing deadline compelled people across the country to protest the taxes they’re paying. KPCC’s Brian Watt reports on a rally at Dockweiler State Beach in Playa del Rey.

Yesterday’s tax filing deadline compelled people across the country to protest the taxes they’re paying. KPCC’s Brian Watt reports on a rally at Dockweiler State Beach in Playa del Rey.

Brian Watt: A few hundred people braved high winds that blew the sand and fluttered the American flags many of them carried. Talk radio personality Tammy Bruce let the elements underscore her point.

Tammy Bruce: As that ocean is as turbulent and rough, let Congress look at that water and know that we are in exactly the same mood. (cheers)

Watt: The slogans on the handmade signs reflected the mood: “Politicians Gone Wild” and “Obamanomics: All you have LEFT is CHANGE.” Fifty-five-year-old engineer Gary Aven told the crowd this was his first protest. He said he wants the government – no matter who’s running it – to be smarter with his tax dollars.

Gary Aven: I did not like the way Bush spent. I like how Obama’s planning to spend even less.

Watt: Aven urged everyone present to let their representatives know they don’t support the budget bill before Congress.

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