As the shutdown of the federal government continues, I can’t help notice how silent average Nutmeggers and Americans have been about it. Sure, there has been no shortage of comments on social media, but no demonstrations, a part of American culture dating back to the 1700s. Maybe Facebook and Twitter have replaced megaphones and placards.
Remember the scene above? That was 22 years ago this weekend at the State Capitol. An estimated 50,000 people turned out at to protest the state’s newly passed income tax. Any way you look at it, this was an amazing turnout.
We’ve pulled some vintage video out of the Channel 3 archives from October 5th, 1991 featuring Lowell Weicker, John Larson, Tom Scott, John Rowland, Miles Rapaport, Jonathan Pelto, Brad Davis, and others. There are also two women we cannot identify. If you know who they are, let us know.
Watch it right here: http://www.wfsb.com/video?autoStart=true&topVideoCatNo=default&clipId=6334603
Watch Face the State on Sunday as we talk about the shutdown. A preview right here: http://dennishouse.wordpress.com/2013/10/04/assignment-shutdown/