Wood County Indivisible holds Tax Day Protest in Parkersburg

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PARKERSBURG, W.Va.-(WTAP) With just 12 hours before Tuesday's deadline for filing federal, state and local income taxes, Wood County Indivisible marked the day demonstrating in front of the Parkersburg office of U.S. Representative David McKinley.

It was a protest against the Republican congressman's vote in late 2017 in favor of the "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017".

The group-including one member who dressed the part-calls it a tax cut benefiting only the wealthy.

"It will determine the makeup of the House and the Senate," noted protester Turner Sharp, dressed as a wealthy person, referring to this year's congressional elections. "And as someone famous that I know says, we'll see what happens."

Other members stated beliefs that passage of the tax bill will eventually result in cuts to programs like Social Security and Medicare.