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Candlelight vigils protest cuts to social safety net

Candlelight vigils will be held in in Raleigh, Greensboro, and Asheville this evening to urge North Carolina’s congressional delegation to oppose cuts to Medicaid, Medicare, and Social Security, and support higher taxes for the wealthy.

  • Raleigh’s candlelight vigil will be held at 5:00 p.m. Monday at Senator Kay Hagan’s office, 310 New Bern Ave, Raleigh, NC.
  • In Greensboro, a similar event will be held at 5:00 p.m. outside Congressman Mel Watt’s office, 301 S. Greene St.
  • And in Asheville the candlelight vigil will be held outside Senator Richard Burr’s office, 151 Patton Ave.

Organizers of events include: NC State AFL-CIO, MoveOn.org, NC Conference of the United Methodist Church, NC Justice Center, Working America, Genesis Baptist Church, the N.C. Alliance for Retired Americans and others.

6 Comments


  1. Frank Burns

    December 10, 2012 at 3:32 pm

    That option is not acceptable. You are probably going to get the tax increases but you have to take your medicine of spending cuts as well. Read my lips, we can’t afford to keep spending like we’re doing. We have a spending problem, not a revenue problem. Please light a candle for me so I don’t blow my top.

  2. david esmay

    December 10, 2012 at 4:14 pm

    You are in an ever shrinking minority Frank. We have a revenue problem, mainly due to the lingering effects of the bush recession and ignorant Republican tax cuts. I will be tipping a cold one to celebrate the impending explosion.

  3. Frank Burns

    December 10, 2012 at 7:02 pm

    You get some professional help, based on that statement.

  4. Frances Jenkins

    December 10, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    Only black cherries will help David.

  5. david esmay

    December 11, 2012 at 10:10 am

    Pew Research poll finds 80% of Americans support raising taxes, Frank. Only a small minority of Norquistian idiots still cling to the failed supply side Reaganomic b.s.. David Stockman , Bruce Bartlett, and even Irving Krystol’s progeny Bill have stated taxes have to be raised in order to solve our financial problems. Frank and Frances, two delusional paid trolls spouting nonsense once again.

  6. david esmay

    December 11, 2012 at 11:42 am

    Only a high colonic will help Frances and Frank.

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