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TrashCare: Tea Party Activists In Arizona Protest Changes In Trash Collection, New Recycling Program

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FreedomsPhoenix' Ernest Hancock on
KFYI Talk Show with Mike Broomhead
November 8th 2010

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WASHINGTON -- First, conservative activists went after "ObamaCare." Now they're going after... "TrashCare."

Tea Party organizations are turning their focus to local issues lately, with a group in Fountain Hills, Ariz. rallying against what it views as a pernicious change in the way that trash is collected in the community.

According to The Arizona Republic, the controversy began when the Fountain Hills Town Council proposed hiring a single trash hauler and starting a curbside recycling program. On Thursday, a divided council approved the changes -- currently there's no recycling program and residents can choose from five haulers -- but not before the local Tea Party activists loudly objected to what they viewed as, essentially, a step toward socialism.

Fountain Hills Mayor Jay Schlum said he wasn't that surprised by the strong opposition and attributed it to the fact that debate happened shortly before the election and the vote just two days after.
 
 
 



 

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