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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!!


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To: Jim Robinson

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.


151 posted on 02/06/2009 4:00:41 PM PST by The peoples DJ
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To: SunkenCiv

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.


152 posted on 02/06/2009 4:01:27 PM PST by Eva (CHANGE- the post modern euphemism for Marxist revolution.)
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To: arkadyka; All

http://www.philly.com/philly/polls/39234237.html?submit=Vote&oid=2&mr=1&39234237=Y&cid=8500281&pid=39234237

Here is the Poll in the Inquirere asking about the Stimulus package

READER POLL
Do you think the near-$800 billion stimulus package will work?
Yes
5 (16.1%)
No
26 (83.9%)


153 posted on 02/06/2009 4:03:39 PM PST by philly-d-kidder (May God Bless America and ALL Freepers!)
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To: Jim Robinson

Thanks Jim! will do! ((hugs))


154 posted on 02/06/2009 4:05:34 PM PST by MeekMom (Support Israel: http://tinyurl.com/74fyyk)
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To: LucyT

Thank you Lucy! I’ve been trying to find this thread...stupid me didn’t bookmark it!!


155 posted on 02/06/2009 4:06:07 PM PST by NoGrayZone (Just Registered With the Conservative Party...RINO's can kiss my......)
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To: philly-d-kidder

thanks friend :)


156 posted on 02/06/2009 4:08:40 PM PST by MeekMom (Support Israel: http://tinyurl.com/74fyyk)
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To: Vendome

re: 136
Hey, thanks a lot for the e-mails of Bayh & Lugar!
Wrote them both!

Thanks friend!


157 posted on 02/06/2009 4:16:50 PM PST by MeekMom (Support Israel: http://tinyurl.com/74fyyk)
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To: Jim Robinson; All

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!


158 posted on 02/06/2009 4:20:43 PM PST by St. Louis Conservative
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To: Jim Robinson

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.’


159 posted on 02/06/2009 4:21:55 PM PST by javachip (TARP - proof there is no situation so bad that government can't make it worse.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Done....
Thanks,Mr Robinson!


160 posted on 02/06/2009 4:23:25 PM PST by gimme1ibertee ("No pale pastels,but bold colors".....Ronnie,we sure do miss you,sir!)
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To: St. Louis Conservative

Thanks. I was starting to get tired from typing and copy paste.

Now I can sign up for an efax account and blast them.


161 posted on 02/06/2009 4:25:44 PM PST by Vendome
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To: Jim Robinson
Don't burden us or our children with trillions of dollars

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.

162 posted on 02/06/2009 4:27:48 PM PST by PistolPaknMama (We're mad, but when do we get REALLY mad?)
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To: Jim Robinson

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.


163 posted on 02/06/2009 4:31:39 PM PST by VideoPaul
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To: PistolPaknMama

Bump to find again...thanks for posting that example...


164 posted on 02/06/2009 4:32:23 PM PST by Bradís Gramma ( PRAY! Pray for the U.S. Pray for Israel.)
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To: MeekMom

Specter is going to speak for 15 minutes!!


165 posted on 02/06/2009 4:33:28 PM PST by philly-d-kidder (May God Bless America and ALL Freepers!)
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To: javachip
Closed with ‘the country didn’t vote to continue with four more years of failed, big deficit, big government spending.’

ZING!

166 posted on 02/06/2009 4:35:19 PM PST by PistolPaknMama (We're mad, but when do we get REALLY mad?)
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To: Brad's Gramma
You're welcomed, Brad's Grandma.

Andrew, Joshua and Brennan's Grandma. :-)

167 posted on 02/06/2009 4:39:20 PM PST by PistolPaknMama (We're mad, but when do we get REALLY mad?)
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To: LucyT

> There is life outside of FR. Yes! Really.

I’ve heard that...


168 posted on 02/06/2009 4:42:28 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/____________________ Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: PistolPaknMama

Show off. :)


169 posted on 02/06/2009 4:45:35 PM PST by Bradís Gramma ( PRAY! Pray for the U.S. Pray for Israel.)
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To: javachip
Since Warner and Webb are dimowits, logic won’t work so the only hope is to try to confuse them.

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.

170 posted on 02/06/2009 4:48:05 PM PST by Zevonismymuse
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To: Eva
http://snowe.senate.gov/ You need to her site and on the left hand side there is list click on "Contact Senator Snowe" a list will pop up to the right click on Email and fill in the form. This hag says she want this and posted the following on her website:

February 6, 2009


Washington, D.C. -

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."


171 posted on 02/06/2009 4:51:26 PM PST by Vendome
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To: Brad's Gramma
Hmmmmmm......phone lines are busy!

I got through to the Fresno office and I am currently on hold with Los Angeles.

172 posted on 02/06/2009 4:52:16 PM PST by Zevonismymuse
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To: Jim Robinson

Emailed both of mine.


173 posted on 02/06/2009 5:04:37 PM PST by 2111USMC
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To: FlingWingFlyer

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.


174 posted on 02/06/2009 5:06:42 PM PST by FrogMom (Lord, help us all!)
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To: SunkenCiv

Perfectly okay, as far as I’m concerned. Contacted Kyl and McCrazy.


175 posted on 02/06/2009 5:07:34 PM PST by FrogMom (Lord, help us all!)
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To: DouglasKC
VOTE NO ON THIS PORK LADEN MONSTROSITY!

Pork Laden? Pork Bin Laden???

176 posted on 02/06/2009 5:08:21 PM PST by humblegunner (Where my PIE at, fool?)
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To: Brad's Gramma
Show off. :)

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.

177 posted on 02/06/2009 5:23:03 PM PST by PistolPaknMama (We're mad, but when do we get REALLY mad?)
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To: SunkenCiv

BUMP!

Thanks for the ping, Sunken Civ. I’ve been calling since 6 am PST and the lines were busy all morning.


178 posted on 02/06/2009 5:25:02 PM PST by indcons (An eye for an eye; a tooth for a tooth.)
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To: PistolPaknMama
but those three little fellers I mentioned earlier keep me in the fight.

The PTB just don't get it, do they....

179 posted on 02/06/2009 5:26:47 PM PST by Bradís Gramma ( PRAY! Pray for the U.S. Pray for Israel.)
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To: indcons

Great indcons! Thanks!

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2176111/posts


180 posted on 02/06/2009 5:31:29 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/____________________ Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: VideoPaul

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.


181 posted on 02/06/2009 5:39:39 PM PST by WVNan
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To: Jim Robinson
Thanks for the Ping Jim.

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.

182 posted on 02/06/2009 5:43:17 PM PST by backtothestreets
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To: backtothestreets

Good post and good insight.


183 posted on 02/06/2009 5:46:21 PM PST by WVNan
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To: Jim Robinson

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.


184 posted on 02/06/2009 5:59:28 PM PST by swatbuznik
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To: Jim Robinson
I've been in contact with the offices of PA Senators Casey and Specter, today, and over the past couple of weeks. Senator Specter's offices are well staffed, and usually I can get through to a human being in the Philadelphia office, but not this week. The citizens are really tying up the phones - good news. I finally got through to a staffer at the Erie office and left a personal message for Senator Specter.

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.

185 posted on 02/06/2009 6:17:07 PM PST by Think free or die
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To: Think free or die

Maybe call the cloakrooms?

Senate:
202-224-6191 (Republican Cloakroom)
202-224-8601 (Republican Cloakroom recording)
202-225-4691 (Democratic Cloakroom)
202-224-8541 (Democratic Cloakroom recording)


186 posted on 02/06/2009 6:27:53 PM PST by caphillbabe
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To: FrogMom; Eva

Excellent!


187 posted on 02/06/2009 6:45:05 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/____________________ Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: cydcharisse
Obviously, we're never going to get Schumer to announce he's voting against the stimulus package. However, even liberal Democrat Senators may be willing — without saying so publicly — to slow down the approval process if enough of their constituents ask him to vote, “No”. Please send an email to Schumer. What can it hurt?
188 posted on 02/06/2009 6:50:38 PM PST by utahagen
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To: Vendome

Thanks for sharing! I contacted both Cantwell and Murray. I have no doubts as to how they will vote, but had to try!


189 posted on 02/06/2009 7:54:13 PM PST by fuzzthatwuz
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To: Jim Robinson

Done. Senators Brownback and Roberts have heard from me.


190 posted on 02/06/2009 8:28:18 PM PST by mjaneangels@aolcom
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To: Jim Robinson
In addition to contacting my Senators and Mr. McConnel, I have sent the following to GOP Chairman Steele:

Chairman Steele:

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.

Sincerely,
dware

191 posted on 02/06/2009 9:29:34 PM PST by dware (3 prohibited topics in mixed company: politics, religion and operating systems...)
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To: Jim Robinson

In addition to calling and emailing, I have signed several petitions.

“Petition to Congressional Democrats” from Senator Thune

https://johnthune.wufoo.com/forms/petition-to-congressional-democrats/


192 posted on 02/06/2009 10:51:59 PM PST by dervish (Families of the Cole fallen: We appreciate your sacrifice even if your CIC doesn't)
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To: utahagen

Done.

Also, I think Gillibrand may be susceptible.


193 posted on 02/06/2009 10:54:37 PM PST by dervish (Families of the Cole fallen: We appreciate your sacrifice even if your CIC doesn't)
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To: Jim Robinson

Jim,

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/bloggers/2180259/posts

Can you bump my thread on the THUNE Ammendment...

FReegards,

David


194 posted on 02/06/2009 11:33:15 PM PST by davidosborne (CALL YOUR SENATOR NOW !! Tell him/her to vote NO on this PORK !!)
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To: The peoples DJ

Thanks for all the resources here at FR. I am working overtime to defeat HR 1.


195 posted on 02/06/2009 11:36:19 PM PST by Falconspeed ("Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with others." Robert Louis Stevenson)
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To: Falconspeed
Tell me what I and others can do overseas. (For example, we have the benefit of being able to call during our day here in Asia when it is night time in D.C. to leave messages on people's machines, when most Americans are asleep and the phone lines less jammed.)
196 posted on 02/07/2009 12:23:42 AM PST by AmericanInTokyo (Kim Jong il outlasted George W. Bush...And with a bunch more nukes to boot. Some "legacy", eh?)
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To: mlizzy; Jim Robinson
Just tried to email both my senators (WA) and they wanted ALL my stats just to establish contact. No way. I'll place my call on Monday. They'll never find me.

/s
197 posted on 02/07/2009 1:23:25 AM PST by LanaTurnerOverdrive ("I've done a few things in my life I'm not proud of, and the things I am proud of are disgusting.")
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To: FlingWingFlyer
McCain is a “maverick” so who knows what he’ll do.

If it hadn't been for that RINO, Palin would have won.

Down with McCain!

Go Sarah

198 posted on 02/07/2009 1:45:41 AM PST by chainsaw
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To: Son House

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!!!!!


199 posted on 02/07/2009 5:55:29 AM PST by LiveFreeOrDie2001 (Keep plenty of food and batteries on hand.)
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To: Jim Robinson
Called and emailed my Senators and Congressman.

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”.

200 posted on 02/07/2009 7:47:55 AM PST by not2worry (WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND)
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