by Andrew Walden
The State legislature was the scene of an anti-tax rally the afternoon of July 14. Organized by www.OverTaxedHawaii.com 150 people came to denounce the "Barrel Tax" and demand the Democrat-controlled Legislature not override any tax vetoes.
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A parallel event occurred along the Hilo Bayfront where 50 protesters gathered. One sign read "TAT: Tourism RIP" others: "No Barrel Tax Increase" and "No GE Tax Increase". The Hilo protest was organized by Hawaii County T.E.A. Party. T.E.A. stands for "Taxed Enough Already".
The July 14 protests come on the heels of large TEA party rallies held in all four counties July 4 and April 15.
Hilo Rally Photo. (Will be updated with Honolulu photos when available)