Examining the history of tax protests

April 18, 2011

Produced by Eight Forty-Eight

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Rally-goers will gather at Daley Plaza April 18, 2011 for the Chicago Tax Day Tea Party.

Tax Day protests are nothing new. From tea to whiskey to war, Americans have long voiced their dissent by opting to keep their tax dollars right in their pockets. But are tax protests effective? And how much do they connect to flaws in our tax policy? To answer these questions, Eight Forty-Eight turned to Christopher Berry from the University of Chicago’s Harris School of Public Policy.

Berry says taxes are an easier target for individuals than identifying specific spending cuts. Listen to the story to hear all of his remarks.

Duane Eddy, "Rebel 'Rouser", from the CD Greatest Hits, (Camden International)