Hundreds of Nebraskans chanted no taxation without representation in protest of increased government spending spawned by the stimulus bill at the state capitol Saturday
The tea party style protest is intended to mimic Revolutionary War era protests where citizens believed they were being unfairly taxed.
But instead of throwing bags of tea in the water, protestors at today's rally brought cans of pork and beans to symbolize their unhappiness with pork barrell spending.
Protestors say elected officials aren't listening to their concerns and the massive spending plans enacted by the government place an unfair tax on Americans.
"They don't seem to listen when folks are saying no we need to stop doing this. So that's why people want to send a message and get together," said Shelli Dawdy, a grassroots organizer of today's protest.
Dawdy said protests like this are occuring all over the country in preparation of a July 4th protest in Chicago.