Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Photos: Senior citizens rally in Lansing to protest Snyder's tax plan

Jacqueline Morrison, senior manager of state operations for AARP Michigan, starts off a day of protests Tuesday, March 15, 2011, on the steps of Michigan's Capitol Building in Lansing. The Detroit Free Press reported more than 1,000 seniors and retirees attended the protest against Gov. Rick Snyder’s budget-balancing plan to tax pensions like ordinary income. Click on photos for larger versions. (Photo © 2011 and courtesy Marshall Anderson*)

Banner and signs announce the theme of the March 15 AARP Rally in front of the Capitol Building in Lansing: "It's NOT Fair." (Photo © 2011 and courtesy Marshall Anderson*)

The Detroit Free Press reported today, "Chanting, 'It’s not fair,' and, 'Recall Rick,' the crowd -- 400 were bused in by AARP Michigan -- heard speakers denounce Snyder's fiscal plan as an unfair tax shift from businesses to retirees and the middle class that would hurt funding for schools, universities and basic city services." (Photo © 2011 and courtesy Marshall Anderson*)

Read the Free Press article, "Seniors rally at Capitol to protest Snyder's plan to tax pensions."

*Keweenaw Now guest photographer Marshall Anderson, now living in Lansing, is a former Daily Mining Gazette photographer.

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