Tracy Winder, left, talks with Willard White during the Tax Day Tea Party protest Wednesday at the Moffat County Courthouse. Residents came out to demonstrate against a variety of issues but mainly against increased government spending and tax burdens for future generations. Protesters pointed to proposals to increase tax subsidies for medical insurance and imposing a cap and trade system on energy producers as two ways the government could increase its revenue and influence.

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Tracy Winder, left, talks with Willard White during the Tax Day Tea Party protest Wednesday at the Moffat County Courthouse. Residents came out to demonstrate against a variety of issues but mainly against increased government spending and tax burdens for future generations. Protesters pointed to proposals to increase tax subsidies for medical insurance and imposing a cap and trade system on energy producers as two ways the government could increase its revenue and influence.

Tax Day Tea Party protesters

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Linda Behrman, of Craig, looks out from behind her signs at the traffic coming down Victory Way. Organizers plans to put together a similar demonstration in early May. For more information, call Rick Barnes at 824-6991 or e-mail dont_treadonme@hotmail.com.

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A woman watches protesters gather in front of the Moffat County Courthouse shortly before noon Wednesday, when the rally officially began. Protesters started arriving about 11:30 a.m., and many stayed after the scheduled 1 p.m. finish time. A rough count of the number of people attending showed about 221 residents had gathered on Victory Way by about 12:15 p.m.

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