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A fine day for a tax protest

It was a fine sunny morning for a protest against government spending priorities on tax filing deadline day today, and several protesters, including Dale Lehman of Chicago and Catherine Buntin of Wilmette, showed up with their signs outside the downtown Evanston post office.

But they, and would-be Libertarian state house candidate Steve Funk, who was on hand looking for signatures on his petition for a place on the fall election ballot, found the number of last-minute tax filers a bit disappointing.

Online filing seems to have cut into the turnout at the post office, Funk said.

The tax protesters, from Neighbors for Peace, were passing out handbills claiming that 48 percent of federal spending goes to current military activities, veterans benefits and interest on the national debt attributable to military spending.

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