Thursday is the filing deadline for federal income tax returns. It is also the day of a "Tax Day Tea Party Rally" in the Rockville Town Square Plaza. The event, sponsored by Americans for Prosperity/Montgomery County, the Campaign for Liberty, and Accuracy in the Media, will feature radio host Jeffrey Kuhner of WTNT 570, Don Irvine of Accuracy in Media and Christopher Summers, founder and president of the Maryland Public Policy Institute.
Ed Amatetti, chairman of the activism and elections committee for the Montgomery County chapter of Americans for Prosperity, a group that supports smaller government, said the rally is a way for people to protest against the growth of government on a day when people are thinking of their tax bills. Although Americans for Prosperity is one of the groups hosting the tax day rally and calling it a tea party event, it does not organize tea party activists, he said.