Tea Party faithful in Idaho got a chance to hear the big guns speak when Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform, took to the Statehouse steps on Thursday to decry taxes.
In biting wind and blinding sun nearly 50 people gathered to listen to Norquist in an event sponsored by the Idaho Freedom Foundation.
“Taxes are what politicians do if they’re not willing to reform government, if they’re not willing to make decisions and set priorities,” Norquist said to the crowd.
Members of the crowd seemed to agree. Whether the increases concerned sin taxes, education or health-care spending, the message was more of the same: less government, fewer taxes.
“The taxes are high enough, it’s the government that’s the problem,” said Lee Daily, who was came out to the gathering. “I think that the government is kind of like a drunk—they spill more than they drink.”
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