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Attn FReepers: Defeat Porkulus!! Call/email your senators NOW!!
Click here to contact your senators! ^ | February 6, 2009 | Jim Robinson

Posted on 02/06/2009 12:16:08 PM PST by Jim Robinson

I've tried both Boxer and Feinstein, but get nothing but busy signals or "mail box full" messages. That's a good sign. That means citizens are burning down their switchboards. But they also have forms on their websites to send messages. Click the link above to contact your senators.

Here is the message I sent to both of my senators:

Please vote no on the pork package. If you want to stimulate the economy, stimulate business investment and hiring and give people more money to spend NOW, cut the taxes. Cut business and investment taxes. Cut the payroll tax. Cut the personal income tax. Don't burden us or our children with trillions of dollars in crippling new debt. You cannot tax, borrow and spend your way into prosperity. The Chinese are going to eat your lunch! Scratch that. They've already eaten your lunch. They're now eating your home!

Regards,

Jim Robinson

I heard on FOX news that Feinstein is actually considering voting no. Now is the time to call. Put the pressure on and keep it on! The people do not want this trillion dollar boondoggle! Time for the senate to get a taste of the wrath of the people!!


TOPICS: Activism/Chapters; Business/Economy; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 111th; porkbill; porkulus; stimulus; stimuluswatch
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1 posted on 02/06/2009 12:16:09 PM PST by Jim Robinson
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To: Jim Robinson

Voinovich is ‘no’ now as well. Its Snowe, Collins & Spectre, from our side.


2 posted on 02/06/2009 12:17:11 PM PST by skeeter
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To: Jim Robinson

Yes Sir!

I hit Wyden and Merkley today with email and phone calls each.


3 posted on 02/06/2009 12:17:14 PM PST by Uncle Miltie (This is not an Administration. It is a Sitcom.)
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To: Uncle Miltie

I was able to get a human being by calling my Senator’s local office here in Southern Oregon.

When Washington is too swamped to answer, search for a local office where they can still take a call.


4 posted on 02/06/2009 12:18:15 PM PST by Uncle Miltie (This is not an Administration. It is a Sitcom.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Call call call. If their DC office is busy - call their state offices. Fax and email too but call. Use leftover cell minutes to call.


5 posted on 02/06/2009 12:18:52 PM PST by Frantzie (Boycott GE - they own NBC, MSNBC, CNBC & Universal. Boycott Disney - they own ABC)
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To: Jim Robinson

Oh yeah, I’m really going to influence Schumer.


6 posted on 02/06/2009 12:19:57 PM PST by cydcharisse
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To: Jim Robinson

I’m in California and as such have had the same busy signal as you. Will keep trying.


7 posted on 02/06/2009 12:20:03 PM PST by mrs tiggywinkle
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To: Jim Robinson
0 guts our military.

Reps. Barney Frank and Barbara Lee have announced that they want to "trim" what they call "Cold War-era" weapons from the 2010 budget. Included in their "cut list" are the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter ($6.1 billion), the F/A-22 Raptor ($4.5 billion), the Marines' V-22 Osprey ($1.3 billion), the DDG-1000 destroyer ($3.5 billion) and the Army's Future Combat Systems ($3.7 billion).

Sickening!

8 posted on 02/06/2009 12:20:41 PM PST by library user (Rod Blagojevich should have been TIME MAGAZINE'S "Person of the Year.")
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To: Jim Robinson

Done! McCain and Kyl are getting tired of hearing from me. I think Kyl will hang in there. McCain is a “maverick” so who knows what he’ll do.


9 posted on 02/06/2009 12:20:56 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer ( Elections have consequences.)
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To: cydcharisse

Schumer will of course vote “Yes.”

But when he goes behind closed doors and tells the rest of Leadership what a backlash this Porkulus is creating, they may take it off the table.

Summary: No call is a waste of time, even to Senators who won’t change their vote. It is about applied pressure and the other results that can occur with that pressure.

Good luck!


10 posted on 02/06/2009 12:22:08 PM PST by Uncle Miltie (This is not an Administration. It is a Sitcom.)
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To: Jim Robinson
Thank you very much for providing the links to the senators. I'm sending my letters now.

Thanks again!
11 posted on 02/06/2009 12:22:23 PM PST by mlizzy
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To: Jim Robinson

Please vote no on the stimulus bill.

No more protecting political donations and farming for votes.

Thank you.


12 posted on 02/06/2009 12:22:43 PM PST by Califreak (What's black and white and red all over? My hero, Zero.)
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To: Jim Robinson
I've tried both Boxer and Feinstein, but get nothing but busy signals or "mail box full" messages. That's a good sign. That means citizens are burning down their switchboards.

Uh, no, Jim. It means they're ignoring voicemails form the people who don't exist. People like you, a conservative in a liberal wasteland.

Boxer and Finkstein don't need your support, don't care, and needn't listen.

They'll vote for it, they'll win it, and they'll win reelaction.

13 posted on 02/06/2009 12:23:40 PM PST by sam_paine (X .................................)
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To: Jim Robinson

Just got through to Bill Nelson’s Office.Phone: 202-224-5274 and gave the assistant a full two minutes on why I expected a “NO” vote.

Moving on to Martinez now.


15 posted on 02/06/2009 12:24:23 PM PST by SampleMan (Community Organizer: What liberals do when they run out of college, before they run out of Marxism.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Done and bump


16 posted on 02/06/2009 12:24:54 PM PST by mnehring
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To: Jim Robinson; xzins; enat
I got through to Feinstein at her San Diego office. I told her not to saddle my children and grandchildren with another trillion dollars in debt.

Just remember:

It's all about the children!

17 posted on 02/06/2009 12:25:03 PM PST by P-Marlowe (LPFOKETT GAHCOEEP-w/o*)
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To: Jim Robinson

Both of my Alabama Senators usually do the right thing, and I can’t imagine them voting for this bill. The problem is us folks with conservative representation have a hard time influencing a liberal Senator from another state. Any ideas?


18 posted on 02/06/2009 12:25:08 PM PST by pappyone (New to Freep, still working a tag line.)
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To: library user

Well, that’s going to add more to the unemployment figures.
I work on one of those programs and I’ll likely lose my
job in the next few months. My hubby has been out of work
since last summer. We are 60 and 61, wonder where we can
find work now?


19 posted on 02/06/2009 12:26:29 PM PST by jusduat (wondering,questioning,searching)
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To: SampleMan

I’ve been dialing GOP Senator phone numbers all day today to voice strong oppostion to this bill, and encourage them to stay strong and vote NO! Many number are busy or have full voicemail boxes.

Everyone keep trying, it makes a difference!


20 posted on 02/06/2009 12:27:35 PM PST by aragona
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To: Jim Robinson

I keep getting “All Circuits Are Busy” and “Your Call Did Not Go Through” messages. Sounds like people are trying to melt the switchboard again...


21 posted on 02/06/2009 12:28:05 PM PST by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: sam_paine; Jim Robinson
Uh, no, Jim. It means they're ignoring voicemails form the people who don't exist.

I got about a half dozen busy signals before I got through to Feinstein. So she is answering her phone (at least at the San Diego office).

I don't hold out any hope for Boxer, but Feinstein is smart enough to know that this bill is a train wreck.

Just keep hitting "redial" until you get through.

22 posted on 02/06/2009 12:28:34 PM PST by P-Marlowe (LPFOKETT GAHCOEEP-w/o*)
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To: Man50D

That first number starts off by telling us “Thanks for calling to support Obama’s plan.”

Then it dumps to “all circuits are busy.”


23 posted on 02/06/2009 12:29:28 PM PST by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Obama is heading out to states like Indiana, where I live, in order to put pressure on weakling Senators to pass this bill. Lugar would be one of them, possibly Evan Bayh too.

Obama is desperate to try to make this porkapalooza bipartisan because it will not stimulate anything.

Pressure needs to be put on these particular Senators in these states to hold firm.

Geesh, we need the GOP to hit the airwaves, and soon.


24 posted on 02/06/2009 12:29:46 PM PST by dforest (life is now good again....he has been inaugurated)
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To: Jim Robinson
I've spammed a few posts asking folks to do exactly that JR!

It's do or die time NOW!We shut down the immigration Amnesty bill... THIS overshadows that by a huge factor.

Bump! Bump! Bump! Bump Bump!

Man the Battle stations People!

CALL NOW!

Do it for our Children and Grand Kids!

25 posted on 02/06/2009 12:30:10 PM PST by JDoutrider
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To: Jim Robinson

BTTT. Dittos. Git ‘er done!


26 posted on 02/06/2009 12:33:49 PM PST by Uncle Miltie (This is not an Administration. It is a Sitcom.)
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To: All

Just click on your State, get their phone numbers and dial!

http://www.visi.com/juan/congress/


27 posted on 02/06/2009 12:34:44 PM PST by alice_in_bubbaland (WELCOME TO THE OBAMANATION!!!!! Markets and Marxists Don't Mix!)
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To: Uncle Miltie

I hit Wyden and Merkley as well, phone calls to each and follow up emails.


28 posted on 02/06/2009 12:35:13 PM PST by Danae (Amerikan Unity My Ass)
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To: skeeter

Tried calling Specter and Casey; busy signal for Arlen, Casey’s voice mail is full; left emails at both. This is bad; they have utter contempt for taxpayers, I feel like they spit in our faces. Next they’ll be coming for our 401K’s, what’s left of them. From my cold dead hands!


29 posted on 02/06/2009 12:35:57 PM PST by PhillyMom (We will take from you for the common good - Marx/Clinton/Obama)
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To: Jim Robinson
Just got off the phone with Senator McCaskill's STL office. Asked how the Senator would vote on the Porkulus bill... said she was still "negotiating.." whatever that means. He asked me for my views. I told her that she must vote "No."

Called Senator Bond's local office and the kind lady there said he was voting against it.

30 posted on 02/06/2009 12:36:30 PM PST by erikm88
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To: Jim Robinson

Done. In fact, I’ve contacted my senators and a lot of others several times over the last few days. Call, fax and email, whatever it takes.


31 posted on 02/06/2009 12:36:32 PM PST by jennyjenny
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To: PhillyMom

I did get a fax thru to Spectre’s regional office.


32 posted on 02/06/2009 12:37:26 PM PST by skeeter
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To: All
Overwhelm Senator McCaskill's phones with a resounding "No." on the Porkulus Package!

She is still "negotiating..."

http://mccaskill.senate.gov/contact/locations.cfm

33 posted on 02/06/2009 12:39:01 PM PST by erikm88
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To: Jim Robinson

Not that it will make a difference, but I just called Sen. Burris office. Got through after 2 calls. Durbin’s line says if it’s busy during business hours, call back. I hesitated to even call, but decided they need to know how some of us think about this stimulus, after all, they are supposed to be representing us.


34 posted on 02/06/2009 12:39:29 PM PST by Marmolade
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To: Spktyr

I waited on hold for a long time. Call your senator’s individual offices and bypass the switchboard.


35 posted on 02/06/2009 12:40:15 PM PST by Danae (Amerikan Unity My Ass)
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To: P-Marlowe
Feinstein is smart enough to know that this bill is a train wreck.

Point is they don't have to care what anybody thinks. They know they'll never have a better chance than this for decades.

36 posted on 02/06/2009 12:41:15 PM PST by sam_paine (X .................................)
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To: Jim Robinson
Just called Lautenberg & Menendez and voiced my disapproval with the pork laden piece of trash! I suggested throwing it in the garbage and starting over with “TRUE Bipartisanship”!
37 posted on 02/06/2009 12:41:23 PM PST by alice_in_bubbaland (WELCOME TO THE OBAMANATION!!!!! Markets and Marxists Don't Mix!)
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To: Jim Robinson

Just made my wishes known...I’ve got Stabenow and Levin so it’s probably going nowhere but thanks for the thread and the links.


38 posted on 02/06/2009 12:42:03 PM PST by DouglasKC
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To: Danae

Here is a great place for alternate phone numbers and staffer emails!!

http://www.ourcountrydeservesbetter.com/issues/stopstimulus.html


39 posted on 02/06/2009 12:42:06 PM PST by aragona
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To: Jim Robinson

OK. I emailed my stupid solidly partisan democrat porker senator. And also Mitch McConnell.


40 posted on 02/06/2009 12:42:09 PM PST by silverleaf (Fasten your seat belts- it's going to be a BUMPY ride.)
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To: Jim Robinson
What I said:

Re: "Stimulus" bill.

Sen Levin,

This is ridiculous. How is spending money we don't have on things we don't need going to help? It's going to make things worse. Why not give that money directly back to the people? Then you'll see real economic activity. VOTE NO ON THIS PORK LADEN MONSTROSITY!

Thanks!

41 posted on 02/06/2009 12:43:15 PM PST by DouglasKC
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To: Danae

I can’t get through to any of my two senators offices. Either fast busy or straight to voicemail... which is full.


42 posted on 02/06/2009 12:43:46 PM PST by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Emails on the way to Specter and Casey.

Not that I expect anything positive from it.


43 posted on 02/06/2009 12:43:56 PM PST by JenB987
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To: Jim Robinson

Feinstein’s email from me done.

Thanks!


44 posted on 02/06/2009 12:44:35 PM PST by Bradís Gramma ( PRAY! Pray for the U.S. Pray for Israel.)
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To: Jim Robinson

What (pay-for-play) deal is Arlen Specter getting? Does it have to do with Ginsberg’s SC replacement?


45 posted on 02/06/2009 12:46:45 PM PST by maggief
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To: Jim Robinson

Please feel free to call or write the office nearest you, or you can visit one of the offices between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. We are here to serve you.

San Francisco
One Post Street, Suite 2450
San Francisco, CA 94104
Phone: (415) 393-0707
Fax: (415) 393-0710

The following counties are served by the San Francisco office: Alameda, Butte, Colusa, Contra Costa, Del Norte, El Dorado, Glenn, Humboldt, Lake, Lassen, Marin, Mendocino, Modoc, Monterey, Napa, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sacramento, San Benito, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Solano, Sonoma, Sutter, Tehama, Trinity, Yolo, Yuba.

Los Angeles
11111 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 915
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Phone: (310) 914-7300
Fax: (310) 914-7318

The following counties are served by the Los Angeles office: Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, Ventura.

San Diego
750 B Street, Suite 1030
San Diego, CA 92101
Phone: (619) 231-9712
Fax: (619) 231-1108

The following counties are served by the San Diego office: Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, Imperial, San Diego.

Fresno
2500 Tulare Street, Suite 4290
Fresno, CA 93721
Phone: (559) 485-7430
Fax: (559) 485-9689

The following counties are served by the Fresno office: Alpine, Amador, Calaveras, Fresno, Imperial, Inyo, Kern, Kings, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, Mono, San Joaquin, San Luis Obispo, Stanislaus, Tulare, Tuolumne.

****************
Hmmmmmm......phone lines are busy!


46 posted on 02/06/2009 12:47:12 PM PST by Bradís Gramma ( PRAY! Pray for the U.S. Pray for Israel.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Anyone know the polling numbers on this spending bill?

All I have heard is that support is falling from 38% approval...anyone?


47 posted on 02/06/2009 12:48:42 PM PST by JenB987
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To: All

What is the deal with this Colliins from Maine. She wants to cut 100b because that is the number Zero wants. 100b in cuts not even a good start.

She must have felt Crissy’s tingle when talking to zero.


48 posted on 02/06/2009 12:51:23 PM PST by Bailee
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To: Brad's Gramma

I got through. Gave them what for (nicely LOL).


49 posted on 02/06/2009 12:53:17 PM PST by Jim Robinson
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To: Marmolade

email Senator Amy Klobuchar (D- MN)

http://klobuchar.senate.gov/emailamy.cfm

Vote NO on Stimulus and Demand a clean Stimulus bill, or the House will put their irresponsible spending back in at committee

phone

202-224-3244

and now they have me on hold


50 posted on 02/06/2009 12:54:35 PM PST by Son House (Limbaugh's Bipartisan Economic Stimulus Plan is offering Mr. √ėbama an OUT from terrible legislation)
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