SAN DIEGO (CNS) - "Obamacare" opponents and a group against a pending Pacific Rim free-trade agreement will demonstrate in San Diego Saturday.
At 9 a.m., members of the SoCal Tax Revolt Coalition plan to gather at the County Administration Center to decry the president's national health plan recently upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court.
"While I am still in shock that the Supreme Court upheld this huge expansion of government overreach, at this point, the solution can only be political," said Dawn Wildman, president of the coalition. "That means that our group, and tea party and citizen action organizations around the country, will focus on the fact that people will now be taxed for healthcare that will ultimately limited the choices they have and the quality of care they get."
The coalition, which touts itself as Southern California's largest tea party group, says the Affordable Care Act will unleash 20 new taxes.
On the left, an 11 a.m. march from San Diego City Hall led by Occupy San Diego activists and organized labor will be held to rally opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a free-trade agreement.
Demonstrators plan to make a racket, banging pots and pans from City Hall to the San Diego Bayfront Hilton Hotel, where the trade talks are taking place.
According to the group, the free-trade agreement will cause more jobs to leave the United States. They contend the talks are being held in secret.
The free-trade agreement, according to the president's trade representative, former Dallas Mayor Ron Kirk, will help create domestic jobs, because it will expand opportunities for exporters. The negotiations, scheduled to continue through Tuesday, are being done in private, Kirk said, because some of the participants are discussing proprietary information, he said.