Protest Heads to I-275 to Take on Rep. Young

The Florida Consumer Action Network lit up a walkway over I-275 Wednesday to protest Republican Rep. Bill Young.

A walkway overlooking I-275 was lit up Wednesday night by large hand-held signs protesting local GOP Rep. C.W. Bill Young. 

"Rep Young End Top 2% Tax Cuts", read the sign. The sign was in response to Young's stance on not increasing taxes on the top two percent of income earners in the U.S. The action was heightened by the ongoing heated fiscal cliff debates in Washington D.C.

The Florida Consumer Action Network organized Wednesday night’s demonstration.

"We wanted to let Congressman Young know that we expect him to do the right thing and listen to the constituents of his district by supporting an end to the tax cuts for the Top 2% of Americans while extending them for middle class families,” said Amanda Sliby of FCAN in a news release. “It’s time for Congressman Young to stop holding tax cuts for 98% of Americans hostage to protect tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans.”

Members of FCAN held up the signs for about 45 minutes in what was called the "Overpass Light Brigade." The group hopes to use the signs again for future demonstrations. 

On Monday, Dec. 10, the group plans to go to Young's office to hold a protest. 

Todd December 06, 2012 at 12:00 PM
The 2% are the only reason you morons are surviving.
S. Ripley December 06, 2012 at 02:27 PM
Wow! Forty-five WHOLE minutes! What dedication to their cause! Incidentally, with just a quick glance (much like most drivers would only have time for) it appears that Rep Young supports ending the tax cuts. Confusing at best and I doubt any real impact can be proven— but at least these folks got to go out and protest something- and didn’t do it by waiving signs at the corner of 4th and 22nd.
S. Ripley December 06, 2012 at 02:29 PM
Incidentally, Rep Young will be out of town on the 10th, so by all means- go and protest at his office.
Marti Dietz December 11, 2012 at 07:45 PM
The top 2 percent pay the majority of taxes in this country. The FCAN or whatever they are called need to get jobs and start contributing something.
Marti Dietz December 12, 2012 at 02:42 PM
You must spend a lot of time watching MSNBC and studying those talking points.


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