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Tax Day, as April 15th is being called these days, is upon us Thursday, and Tea Party activists have pounced on the day to push their agenda.


That agenda has often targeted liberal Democrats holding federal office, but the latest offering is nonpartisan in its anti-incumbent tone.


Here’s the statement from the Nassau County Tea Party Coalition:

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“A coalition of 10 Nassau County Tea Party groups representing thousands of fellow Long Islanders invites you to attend one of their events to be held on April 15, 2010. The first will be at the Massapequa LIRR train station located at Sunrise Highway and Broadway from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. The second will be held at the LIRR Hicksville train station located at Newbridge Rd (RT. 106) and W. Barclay St. from 6 p.m. until dusk.


Are you fed up with corrupt politicians of both parties getting rich and powerful on your dime?


Are your taxes too high and going higher all the time?


Are you concerned that your government is robbing our children by spending money they don't have?


Do you feel that our country, state, county and towns are headed in the wrong direction?

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Are your "representatives" working for you or the special interests?


Do you think, like we do, that it's time to 'Throw The Bums Out?'


Do you feel powerless to stop this madness? Well, you're not! We The People elected these clowns and We The People must throw them out of office. It's time we let them know that they work for us, not the other way around. We urge you to join us in this fight to take back our country from the unscrupulous politicians before it's too late. The time is now. Get involved. Bring your friends and family. Let's send a message loud and clear that the game has changed. We The People will not stand for this any longer.”