So Who Won?
It would be silly to take the presumed competition seriously, but considering the Providence Business News headline Wednesday morning of “Dueling demonstrations to mark Tax Day,” perhaps we’d be justified in asking who won:
Two groups with different views on how those tax dollars should and should not be used will hold demonstrations in the city today.
From 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., a group of activists plan to greet tax filers at the Corliss Street post office to protest the cost of the war in Iraq and the defense budget. The groups that will be represented include the American Friends Service Committee, Ocean State Action, Declaration of Peace Campaign Rhode Island, and the Rhode Island Mobilization Committee to End War and Occupation. …
Fiscal conservatives plan to hold their own “Tax Day Tea Party” protest in front of the Statehouse in Providence from 3 to 6 p.m. The event will coincide with hundreds of other rallies that will be held today in as many as 2,000 cities nationwide, organizers said.