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September 10th, 2010, Fairfax, VA—Americans for Limited Government (ALG) President Bill Wilson today issued the following statement demanding that Barack Obama identify and fire 41 White House political appointees that have not paid their taxes and owe over $831,000:
"Barack Obama should give these 41 appointees thirty days to pay their taxes or be dismissed. It's outrageous that people who vociferously argue for big government refuse to pay for it. First it was Tom Daschle and Timothy Geithner. And then Charlie Rangel. Clearly, there is an endemic problem amongst government officials who think they are above the people.
"They are not above the law. Obama needs to identify all officials and aides who are delinquent in paying their taxes, and if they refuse to pay up, to fire them. This is a very poor example to be setting."
September 10th, 2010, Fairfax, VA—Americans for Limited Government (ALG) President Bill Wilson today issued the following statement in response to numerous national, limited government rallies taking place in Washington, D.C.:
"Advocates of limited government are making a big mistake holding rallies in Washington, D.C. now, when the real work to be done is locally in home districts to change Congress.
"Tea parties and other citizen activists that could be knocking on doors, making phone calls, or helping to raise money locally to educate the public on the value of limiting government are instead being diverted to national marches on Capitol Hill. Meanwhile their opponents, the public sector unions, are already organizing and implementing their ground games in districts across the nation for more taxpayer-funded handouts in 2011 and beyond.
"It's time to get work — locally. The nation will not be restored to constitutional, limited government through mere protests. The frustration expressed at national rallies can be useful, but timing is critical. Right now, activists need to be working locally to fundamentally change government. That is the most urgent priority."