Wednesday, July 04, 2007
Fed Up Taxpayers Rally For Change
More than 500 Indianapolis residents gathered this morning for a quickly-organized demonstration on Meridian Street in front of the Governor's residence to protest Indiana's unfair property tax. "A tax which our politicians use to reward their friends and punish their enemies", a line used by today's event organizer Andrew Horning, struck a responsive chord with those gathered. Horning used the opportunity to promote his Fair Tax idea of replacing both property and income taxes with a sales tax. Horning told the crowd Gov. Daniels had told him this past weekend he was studying the Fair Tax concept. Noticeably absent from today's demonstration were any elected officials. Not a single, elected official could be seen anyhere near the demonstration. Disappointing to many in the crowd was the absence of GOP mayoral candidate Greg Ballard at today's rally--a missed opportunity for his uphill campaign. Hats off to Horning and the others who organized today's demonstration. The crowd was met enthusiastically by passing motorists, who honked their horns in a show of solidarity. Even one IMPD police cruiser honked in support.