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Canfield TEA party assails taxation on Tax Day

Published: Fri, April 16, 2010 @ 12:09 a.m.

By Denise Dick


The Vindicator|Geoffrey Hauschild.Candy Davis, of Boardman, listens to speakers next to her daughter Abbey, 19, who sits in a wheelchair due to a disability during a TEA Party event on the green in Canfield on Thursday evening. "I think its important to try to improve the condition of the country and there are some good ideas," said Davis. "I don't think there is a place for the government or the employer in Health Care, I just want it to be affordable like my house insurance or car insurance."




They carried signs and wore T-shirts, proclaiming their wishes for smaller government, less taxation and more freedom.

They were hundreds of people who assembled Thursday evening on the Village Green for the Tri-County TEA [Taxed Enough Already] Party.

Thursday was the last day to file income-tax returns without an extension, and taxes played a big role in the gathering.

“April 15 is also the day that Abraham Lincoln was assassinated,” said Werner Lange of Newton Falls, who sported an Elect Traficant T-shirt. “He’s the one who said it: ‘Of the people, for the people and by the people.’ We need that resurrected too.”

Jim Flynn of Goshen said he attended the rally because people elected to serve seem to have no allegiance to the government. He pointed to the health-care bill and emissions caps.

Flynn said he’s also concerned about the country spending money it doesn’t have.

A sign on the window of a truck parked alongside the green bore one person’s views: The trouble with socialism is ... sooner or later you run out of other people’s money.”

“Born free, taxed to death,” and “Freedom is all the stimulus we need,” were written in another window.

One man wore a shirt that read: “I like my tea with a little bit of government, and a lot of freedom.”

Former U.S. Rep. James A. Traficant Jr. was the evening’s keynote speaker and again called for repeal of the 16th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and the abolition of the Internal Revenue Service and establishment of a flat tax.

The 16th Amendment allows Congress to levy income tax.

“The reason we have the 16th Amendment is because when the income tax was first put forth, the Supreme Court said it was unconstitutional,” Traficant said.

His comments elicited cheers from many in the crowd. “You rock,” yelled one woman, her arms stretched over her head.

Talk show host Dan Rivers of 570 AM WKBN radio was emcee for the evening. Other speakers were Donald K. Allen and Bill Johnson, both Republican candidates for the 6th Congressional District; Dan Moadus, a Democratic candidate for the 17th Congressional District; Columbiana County Republican Chairman Dave Johnson; and Larry Everly, owner of a tanning salon.


1Yvonne72(1 comment)posted 6 years, 3 months ago

I want to thank you Denise for the very nice coverage of the tea party in Canfield and the very nice pictures.

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2andersonathan(687 comments)posted 6 years, 3 months ago

JT might have not been my selection of keynote speakers, but from what I have heard he was effective.

What is really funny is how a couple of responsive in a very short thread. Refer to Tea Party goers as thugs and have a racial over tone. guess it goes to show how uninformed some people are around here.

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3Nonsocialist(710 comments)posted 6 years, 3 months ago

I try so hard to educate the libs amongst us, but it is increasingly clear it may be a futile task.

The KKK was started during Reconstruction as a terrorist arm of the Democratic Party. There is a former KKK member still "serving" as a Democratic Senator. How does advocating for liberty make one a racist anyway?

No facts or useful information from the libs. Just desperate insults and bad grammer.

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4cambridge(4158 comments)posted 6 years, 3 months ago

Marcus57.....I'm going to have to disagree with you on this one. The Fix Noise Network doesn't work for the Republican party it's the other way around. The Republicans work for Fix Noise. It's Rupert Murdoch that's calling the shots. The neo con sheep are just to dumb to figure it out.

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5MFC997(261 comments)posted 6 years, 3 months ago

November ... Judgement Day ...

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6valleyred(1103 comments)posted 6 years, 3 months ago

My article on how this movement could lead to Traficant winning this fall: http://mvred.com/index.php/archives/l...

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7Woody(493 comments)posted 6 years, 3 months ago

Hitler's Policies in Germany are more in line with Obama's. And they cal the Republicans NAZI's.

Gun Control, Gov't Healthcare, Gov't run industry, etc.

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8SkyKing310B(315 comments)posted 6 years, 3 months ago

@Marcus- it's people with your mentality that have caused this once great country to become that mess that it is.

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9SkyKing310B(315 comments)posted 6 years, 3 months ago

@Hope - with the continual socialist comments you post, there is no way you are going to convince me you are a business owner employing numerous people unless you are a 2nd, 3rd, or more likely 4th generation owner where someone else did all the work and you are just skating along.

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10JaQuanNuby(8 comments)posted 6 years, 3 months ago

Canfield was the county seat of Mahoning County at one time.
Canfield was also the Headquarters of the Klu Klux Klan of Mahoning County at one time.
All the rich white people live in Canfield.
Canfield is where the republican party resides.
These Tea people are nothing but republicans. that's why they chose Canfield. Why not Warren or Youngstown where those people fight everyday for survival?
Except nice white cushy white bread Canfield.
Republicans own and run all the companies and corporations in this country. Insurance, Health Care, Wall Street and the Banking industry.
They wanted to wipe out the middle class workers by moving the jobs over seas.
Republicans want all the money and power for themselves. They are Me First and Only Me people.
These Tea Party people are nothing but puppets for the rich and powerful.

The Democrats on the hand allow homosexuals and promote abortion.
Both major sins in the eyes of God.

The Republicans hoard and don't care about their fellow man, except their own well being and to heck with the poor, sick, naked, thirsty, homeless, and uneducated
The Rich Republicans start wars, then want to fight them with the poor mans children.
Rich mans war poor man's fight.

Politics and the unfettered amount of money used in politics have ruined this country's election process. Who ever has the most money wins! Not the most truthful, honest, best qualified individuals.
Both political parties have failed the people of this country.

"Of the People, By the People and For the People" is now disregarded.

Corporate America's motto changed the Constitution to:
"Of the Corporations, By the Corporations and For the Corporations.

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11SkyKing310B(315 comments)posted 6 years, 3 months ago

Amen Dimebag! or to send them to Haiti, Mexico, or Columbia.

@JQN- If you paid attention, there was a rally on the lawn in the City of Warren last Saturday, so they have the meetings in the cities, too. The Green in Canfield just happens to be a nice place to hold a rally.

@Hope- as a business owner, Aren't you Taxed Enough Already? If not, I'll be glad to give you mine and I'm sure there are other people who would be glad to give you their's, too. I know I'm tired of working 10-15 hours a day ony to have Washington and Columbus confiscate it to give to some low-life couch potato who has no concept of what it takes to run a business or work for a living!

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12Nonsocialist(710 comments)posted 6 years, 3 months ago

Hear this unwashed subjects of the People's Republic of America!

Labor! Labor until you tire, and then labor some more! Your beloved ruler needs the fruit and bread you have toiled for. Only the most foolish serf believes he is worthy of his own money!

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13APlaw(45 comments)posted 6 years, 3 months ago

There is NOTHING that says the bill IS Constitutional.

Don't pretend that because it hasn't been judged as unconstitutional that it is constitutional.

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