Skip to comments.Attn FReepers: Defeat Porkulus!! Call/email your senators NOW!!
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!
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!!
Voinovich is ‘no’ now as well. Its Snowe, Collins & Spectre, from our side.
I hit Wyden and Merkley today with email and phone calls each.
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.
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.
Oh yeah, I’m really going to influence Schumer.
I’m in California and as such have had the same busy signal as you. Will keep trying.
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.
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.
Please vote no on the stimulus bill.
No more protecting political donations and farming for votes.
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.
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.
Done and bump
It's all about the children!
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?
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?
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!
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...
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.
That first number starts off by telling us “Thanks for calling to support Obama’s plan.”
Then it dumps to “all circuits are busy.”
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.
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!
Do it for our Children and Grand Kids!
BTTT. Dittos. Git ‘er done!
Just click on your State, get their phone numbers and dial!
I hit Wyden and Merkley as well, phone calls to each and follow up emails.
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!
Called Senator Bond's local office and the kind lady there said he was voting against it.
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.
I did get a fax thru to Spectre’s regional office.
She is still "negotiating..."
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.
I waited on hold for a long time. Call your senator’s individual offices and bypass the switchboard.
Point is they don't have to care what anybody thinks. They know they'll never have a better chance than this for decades.
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.
Here is a great place for alternate phone numbers and staffer emails!!
OK. I emailed my stupid solidly partisan democrat porker senator. And also Mitch McConnell.
Re: "Stimulus" bill.
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!
I can’t get through to any of my two senators offices. Either fast busy or straight to voicemail... which is full.
Emails on the way to Specter and Casey.
Not that I expect anything positive from it.
Feinstein’s email from me done.
What (pay-for-play) deal is Arlen Specter getting? Does it have to do with Ginsberg’s SC replacement?
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Hmmmmmm......phone lines are busy!
Anyone know the polling numbers on this spending bill?
All I have heard is that support is falling from 38% approval...anyone?
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.
I got through. Gave them what for (nicely LOL).
email Senator Amy Klobuchar (D- MN)
Vote NO on Stimulus and Demand a clean Stimulus bill, or the House will put their irresponsible spending back in at committee
and now they have me on hold