Tax Day (business/money/finance) story pitch: Liberals infiltrate Tax Day Tea Party in Washington, D.C. to find common ground on war spending
Liberal anti-war group CODEPINK will be attending the Tax Day Tea Party in Washington, D.C. to “extend an olive branch” to talk about war and the Administration’s bloated military budget. Medea Benjamin, CODEPINK Cofounder, will be surveying conservative Tea Party attendees on their feelings around small government vs. obese military budget. A list of Medea’s questions can be seen here in her piece recently published on Alternet (http://is.gd/bsAuo). As Tea Partiers express their anger at out-of-control government spending and soaring deficits, CODEPINK will ask them to take a hard look at what is, by far, the biggest sinkhole of our tax dollars: Pentagon spending. With the Obama administration proposing the largest military budget ever, topping $700 billion not including war supplementals, the U.S. government is now spending almost as much on the military as the rest of the world combined.
Interviews are available with CODEPINK: Women For Peace co-founder Medea Benjamin. She will be on the ground at the Tea Party event on April 15th, Tax Day and is available via phone 415. 235.6517 all day and evening.
Additionally, call Dana Balicki (email@example.com) at 202.422.8624 to book interviews.