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Posted at 12:15 PM ET, 12/ 7/2010

Protesters removed from D.C. hearing

By Washington Post editors

Two protesters were removed from the D.C. Council budget hearing Tuesday morning, the D.C. Wire reports.

As D.C. Council Chairman and Mayor-elect Vincent Gray announced the date and location of the meeting, Chris an advisory neighborhood commissioner from Adams Morgan and Lacy Mackley, began shouting that there were many high-income people in the city willing to pay more in taxes to preserve social services.

The council is expected to vote Tuesday on a proposal to close a $188 million budget shortfall in the current year's budget through an array of spending cuts. Some of those proposed cuts would affect programs that provide temporary cash assistance to needy families and energy assistance programs.

By Washington Post editors  | December 7, 2010; 12:15 PM ET
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That is just stupid. If these two and many others are so willing to pay more in taxes I'm sure the DC Treasurer would certainly accept their check.

Forcing others is not right.

Posted by: yell53 | December 7, 2010 1:15 PM | Report abuse

DC = District of Cretins

Posted by: madmike272 | December 7, 2010 1:32 PM | Report abuse

Probably whackjobs associated with that "DC Fiscal Policy Instutite," which has never met a tax increase it didn't like and never met a welfare reform that it didn't decry as racist.

Posted by: thebossman | December 7, 2010 4:06 PM | Report abuse

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