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Sanford Bishop reacts to local tea parties

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By Christian Jennings - bio | email

THOMASVILLE, GA (WALB) - Second District Congressman Sanford Bishop says he understands the frustrations of the thousand of Americans who participated in taxpayer tea parties yesterday.

Angry taxpayers held rallies around the nation to decry government spending and taxes.

Bishop says new government spending is necessary because doing nothing won't help turn our economy around.

"I don't know what we can do when people are unemployed, but try to provide them with some unemployment assistance. I don't what to do for communities that stress funds with creditors are tight, but to try to infuse capital in the market to relieve that situation," he said.

Congressman Bishop also said April 15th is a tough day for everyone. But it's the price we must pay for services.

He asks taxpayers to trust that leaders will be fiscally responsible.

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