Cut Spending Now Rally (Americans for Prosperity) - jef1000

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Protestors on Capitol Hill demand budget cuts or a government shutdown. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) celebrated her 55th birthday in part Wednesday April 6, 2011, with a familiar rant against President Barack Obama, liberal Democrats and government spending. She was the keynote speaker at a noon “Cut Spending Now Revolt” on the steps of the Capitol building in Washington DC to urge lawmakers to reduce federal spending. The Tea Party style rally was organized by Americans for Prosperity, a conservative, free-market group. Party leaders on Capitol Hill are racing to overcome an impasse in budget talks that is threatening a partial shutdown of the United States government. (Photo by Jeff Malet)

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