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!!
Done and Done.
But I know that old worthless, need to retire, Byrd and carpetbagger Rockefeller won’t listen to “us”. Unless something in the state is named after them. With tax dollars.
Since they are going to meet through the week-end, we should fill Washington with people calling for a NO on Pork. Tax cuts, NOW. I know it will have to be local people, but there should be a lot of people who are willing to make the drive on a week-end, take the train, whatever.
Here is the Poll in the Inquirere asking about the Stimulus package
Do you think the near-$800 billion stimulus package will work?
Thanks Jim! will do! ((hugs))
Thank you Lucy! I’ve been trying to find this thread...stupid me didn’t bookmark it!!
thanks friend :)
Hey, thanks a lot for the e-mails of Bayh & Lugar!
Wrote them both!
They may have reached a “deal”, however there will be no vote until Sunday or Monday, per Jon Kyl on Larry Kudlow tonight. KEEP CALLING, EMAILING, AND FAXING YOUR SENATORS ALL WEEKEND!
Neither of my rat Senators’ phones were answered.
I did send them each an e-mail. Since Warner and Webb are dimowits, logic won’t work so the only hope is to try to confuse them. I tied Obama’s big gov’t spending package to Bush’s big gov’t spending. Closed with ‘the country didn’t vote to continue with four more years of failed, big deficit, big government spending.’
Thanks. I was starting to get tired from typing and copy paste.
Now I can sign up for an efax account and blast them.
Our children? What put this in perspective for me -- and I wish I remembered who said this -- if you were alive when Jesus was born and someone gave you all this bailout money, and you spent one million dollars a day you still would not have spent all of this money.
We aren't talking about just our children, but their children and their children and their children, and etc. etc.
Just E-mailed Durbin, Burris and Foster in the house. It wont do any good as all three are liberals but at least my opposition was registered. They are claiming that they have the three republican votes to pass this. Those republicans need to be trounced out of office in retaliation.
Bump to find again...thanks for posting that example...
Specter is going to speak for 15 minutes!!
Andrew, Joshua and Brennan's Grandma. :-)
> There is life outside of FR. Yes! Really.
I’ve heard that...
Show off. :)
Same here, only Feinstein and Boxer. I did call all of their local offices and email each of them. I have been targeting the so called moderates. Even though it sounds like a done deal I plan to keep calling until the deed is done.
Senator Olympia J. Snowe (R-Maine), a senior Finance Committee member, is working with Senate and committee leadership to adjust the tax provisions in the economic stimulus legislation in order to garner enough support to pass a compromise in the Senate. Leadership is also working with the Appropriations Committee to strip an additional $63 billion from the package for total reductions nearing the $100 billion figure Senator Snowe raised in a private one-on-one meeting in the Oval Office with President Obama Wednesday afternoon. Snowe discussed her concerns with Majority Leader Harry Reid this morning and made it clear the package needs work before it can be approved.
"I was approached this morning and asked to work directly with leadership to amend the tax section of the stimulus bill in order to develop compromise language that could pass the Senate," Senator Snowe said. "The total reductions sought by leadership will closely resemble the amount I recommended to the President during our meeting on Wednesday. This is a critical time for our nation. Our economy shed another 598,000 jobs last month - the most since 1974 - propelling the national unemployment rate to 7.6 percent. Until we deliver to the American people an economic stimulus package that spurs significant job creation and helps those most affected during these trying economic times, I will continue to work, as I have for months, with leadership and the Administration."
I got through to the Fresno office and I am currently on hold with Los Angeles.
Emailed both of mine.
Told them both that we aleady pay 50% of our income in taxes of one sort or another, don’t make it worse on this bill when it won’t stimulate anything except Democrat payoffs.
Perfectly okay, as far as I’m concerned. Contacted Kyl and McCrazy.
Pork Laden? Pork Bin Laden???
LOL! And I don't EVEN have a grandaughter yet. Katie bar the door if that happens! I'd love to drop out and give up, but those three little fellers I mentioned earlier keep me in the fight. I won't give up on them until the good Lord says it's time. That would be about my last breath or so.
Thanks for the ping, Sunken Civ. I’ve been calling since 6 am PST and the lines were busy all morning.
The PTB just don't get it, do they....
Great indcons! Thanks!
Every one of us should contact the three turncoats and assure them that when they come up for re-election we will be certain to work and donate to defeat them, even though we don’t live in their state.
We're in an economic recession, and some claim we're in the early stages of an economic Depression. Throwing money at the problem will not avert a Depression.
Looking back on the history of the Great Depression, many credit FDR with introducing programs that pulled us from the Depression. Other history buffs claim it was WWII that ended the Great Depression. I'm going to go out on a limb and claim it was a sense positive accomplishment that pulled the nation out of the Depression. I'd like to explain.
A definition of Depression is, “of or pertaining to the life, welfare, and relations of human beings in a community”.
The USA is a community. Our community as a whole is in a state of depression. Depression cannot be treated by doing over and again the very things that caused the depression. The best treatment for depression is accomplishing new higher goals.
In the instance of a community depression, government is not the answer, especially when Congress has a negative 36% approval rating. Government may have a role in stopping the depression, but it needs to be a limited role.
From our history, I would argue it was our victories in WWII that gave the nation the confidence needed to close the Great Depression. Those victories were provided primarily by our fighting forces and our industrial supremacy. I would likewise argue that it was the space programs undertaken during the Eisenhower and Kennedy years, and carried forward, that averted another Depression for many decades.
Now, I'm not suggesting we have another war to pull us from our community Depression. I do believe our nation needs another great challenge though. Of all the great challenges we could set for ourselves, I do believe developing an inexpensive alternative to oil would be the best challenge.
Whatever our country undertakes to raise the confidence of the nation and put the nation and the economy back on track must be positive. Seeing how large we can make the national deficit is not a positive undertaking.
Good post and good insight.
What if my senator situation is still contention? (Coleman-Franken?) I contacted Klobuchar already, but I know what her response will be. At least I did it, dambit.
I've also been in touch with my state-level representatives to urge them to re-assert 10th amendment rights. The staffers seemed unfamiliar with the issue, and I sent them information.
Maybe call the cloakrooms?
202-224-6191 (Republican Cloakroom)
202-224-8601 (Republican Cloakroom recording)
202-225-4691 (Democratic Cloakroom)
202-224-8541 (Democratic Cloakroom recording)
Thanks for sharing! I contacted both Cantwell and Murray. I have no doubts as to how they will vote, but had to try!
Done. Senators Brownback and Roberts have heard from me.
First of all, congratulations on your win! It is my hope that your election will signal a true movement for "change" within the GOP. It is desperately needed in these trying times we are in.
I wish I could end this email here, with best wishes and such. Unfortunately, as a gravely concerned lifetime member of the GOP, I am also writing to call you to action.
As you are very well aware, the Senate is set to vote on the economic "stimulus" bill. At the very best, this bill will put our children & grandchildren in debt for years to come. At worst, it is the beginning of a long descent into socialism and the complete destruction of the very ideals this great Nation was founded upon. Perhaps the saddest part of the whole situation is that there are actually several "Republican" Senators who see fit to play into this garbage in the name of "bi-partisanship".
Here's where you come in. As the leader of the GOP, the "Grand Old Party", you ARE the man responsible for the future of our party. I fear this future may be in jeopardy, if the Republicans in the Senate give ANY ground on this ignorant piece of legislation.
As such, I implore you to take the helm of the party and to be the one who will bring the GOP back to its core principles. Please do me, and every other average GOP member out there a huge favor, and work towards making sure that Senate Republicans stand with their counterparts in the house and vote a resounding NO to ANY FORM of the "porkulus" bill. You know as well as I that it will do NOTHING to stimulate the economy. You and I both know that this very well could be the last battle for the GOP. Please do not let that be.
Thank you for your time, and please accept my warmest regards and wishes for your tenure as the leader of the GOP. Please don't let us down.
In addition to calling and emailing, I have signed several petitions.
“Petition to Congressional Democrats” from Senator Thune
Also, I think Gillibrand may be susceptible.
Can you bump my thread on the THUNE Ammendment...
Thanks for all the resources here at FR. I am working overtime to defeat HR 1.
If it hadn't been for that RINO, Palin would have won.
Down with McCain!
I e-mailed my Senator Klobuchar, voice mail was full, so I e-mailed her.
EVERYONE, CALL OR E-MAIL, IT IS NOT TOO LATE!!!!!
Also called and left messages for Arlen and Susan Collins. Their mailboxes were full so I did resort to leaving a message to their “under-things”.
My message was that we are all becoming Slaves to the Federal Government with this “stimulus package.
Give Barney Franks a couple of George Michale's “beach boys” on South Beach and perhaps he won't be there for the “vote”.
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