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!!
Consider it done Jim....
But I’m in Wisconsin....
You may not be able to influence him, but you sure can annoy the heck out of some staff worker.
I got through to my erstwhile Sen. Foghorn Dodd. His twerp sarcastically replied, “Don’t worry, be happy”!
email Senator Amy Klobuchar (D- MN)
and now the female voice said they will let her know my opposition
And I will remind her next time she is here locally
Thanks for giving me the “sound bite” that it’s for the children. I’ve been calling the NJ senators at ALL their numbers. Although all the receptionists turn aside my question of how many calls they’ve been getting asking for a “no” vote, one of them finally said “We’ve been getting a lot of calls asking for it.”
I heard on the radio this morning that Specter is trying to get together with some “moderate senators” to see if they can find a compromise and pass the porkage. Single Bullet Specter strikes again.
Cornyn from Texas will get a minor campaign contribution from me to encourage him to keep up the good work, and Senator Kay Hutchison will no doubt send me a reply that tries to explain why she is such a weenie...again.
Call local in state offices if DC offices are busy. Call Call Call.
I’ve been watching CSAP2 all day and about fell ovr when Feinstein said that. I’m getting the feeling that only the uber lefties are for this and I hope this bad bill gets voted down.
I simply told him that this is massive spending, but he’ll probably reach for his Scotish Lawbook to tell me why I don’t understand. We are so screwed. Who is John Galt?
Call Gillebrand - DC Phone: 202-224-4451
Reid struggles to win GOP support for stimulus
Senator Warner (D) VA sent me a form letter,
Senator Webb (D) did not reply.
Working hard, preserving American jobs, yada yada yada......
Got through to Collins here in Maine after quite a bit of dialing, told her to stop negotiating and just vote no.
I’ve got Stabenow and Levin. I’ve contacted Stabenow in the past and she answered. She responded with Karl Marx’s talking points, but she answered...
I GOT THROUGH! Yippee SKIPPY!!!
According to the nice lady I spoke with, Sen. Feinstein IS NOT SURE THIS IS THE WAY TO GO.........She’s concerned that w/the problems CA already has and this may NOT BE THE WAY TO GO!
CA! Get OFF your butt’s and CALL HER OFFICE!!!!
Hey! I know you! :)
Kay Bailey Hutchison’s office in San Antonio said “She has indicated she will vote against the bill.” YeeHaw! Go Texas!
Woo hoo!! If we can knock of Feinstein, it’ll be a big hit on B. Hussein’s socialist plans for us!!
Keep the pressure on!!
Hey! Thanks, Dude!
BTW....when I called, all they asked for was my zip code.
Be creative y’all.........
thanks for the thread, this is one of the reasons why I still own a FAX machine becuse in instances like this, I can write my note or brief letter and FAX it at night where I don’t encounter any busy signals.
And, another added benefit, I get a letter back from my representative with a signature on it. This came in handy once when my congressman wrote to me, on an abortion matter, and stated that he was pro-choice. The next time I noticed that he was going to a Catholic Church event, I copied the letter and put it in the hand of the pastor. The congressman was never allowed to speak there.
Is there an internet site that lists all the e mail addresses of the senators and members of congress? I don’t like using web forms.
Sound good Jim. I’d sure love to see that.
I just called Jim Webb’s office: 1-866-507-1570
Just pick a city from VA and tell them you’re FirstName LastName from City X and you don’t want the pork/stimulus bill to pass.
Why would Kyl be a concern? I heard him speak earlier today and he was quite against it.
Go People. Defeat Porkulus Bump!!!!!
Ammo. I’m just giving him more ammo. The more calls, emails and letters he gets, the more ammo he has.
Hate to jump the gun here, but as soon as this is over, we’ll be leading the charge to EXCOMMUNICATE ANY REPUBLICAN who votes for this package. If they cannot understand the importance of standing against this, then they should be allowed to have an (R) next to their name.
Done...No doubt as to Murray and Cantwell’s vote but at least I’m on record against it with them.
should = SHOULDN’T :)
I already have and both Texas Senators are a NO!
Not too much hope with Leaky Leahy, but Bernie Sanders is unpredictable. He voted “no” on immigration amnesty, because he saw it would be bad for Vermont workers. He may be a far leftist, but he’s not a cold, dead soul like Leahy.
Chuckie did say: “And oh yes, we won.”
Thanks for the link, Jim. I emailed Boxer and Feinstein and ordered them not to vote for porkulus. Too many big words for Boxer. Maybe we have a chance with DiFi.
Thanks you for posting. Emailing or calling all of them.
Contacted both of mine.
Chuckie is still saying the public strongly favors Porkulous.
“That first number starts off by telling us Thanks for calling to support Obamas plan.”
Sounds like a trick to me....tonight we’ll be hearing that the switchboard was burned up by a gazillion voters SUPPORTING the plan.
If anyone DOES get through...might want to ask what the scoop is on that one. Why are they thanking us when we’re calling to oppose?????
Thanks for the link, Jim. I sent both of my lib Senators (Warner/Webb) a strong message to vote ‘no’.
Yeah? See my post #93.
I took a new tact. Called Jim Web’s office again (866.507.1570) and asked what he thought about the current bill. Answer was pretty good.
He’s trying to get them to focus on jobs, infrastructure, and immediate stimulus and not vote so quickly. I said that sounded good, but then added and if they don’t cut all the pork out of it for special interests I hope he votes no.
Sound like a blue dog democrat when you call...it may help change the opinion of the staff.
Emailed Casey and Specter. Called their offices - on hold with Casey’s office for a couple of minutes but did get through. Still trying to get through to Specter’s office - busy signal. Probably a good sign.
The size of the U.S. military has been cut drastically in the past decade.He did all of this, and during that time the WTC was bombed, the USS Cole was bombed, and Bin Laden was handed to him on a platter.
Between 1992 and 2000, the Clinton Administration cut national defense by more than half a million personnel and $50 billion in inflation-adjusted dollars. The Army alone has lost four active divisions and two Reserve divisions. The number of total active personnel in the Air Force has decreased by nearly 30 percent. In the Navy, the total number of ships has decreased from around 393 ships in the fleet in 1992 to 316 today. Even the Marines have dropped 22,000 personnel.
Present Obama is just continuing the work of fellow travelers that came before him.
I hope the republicans hold together on this. It's clearly a way to use the "emergency" to push stuff through that wouldn't make it in the full light of the normal legislative process. There isn't much stimulus in this spending bill. Just a lot of left wing socialist programs. Some of it probably will pass with the Dem majorities in both houses. But it shouldn't be allowed in an "emergency" bill like this.
I hit both my senators. I told Martinez to grow a back bone. If he approves this then we better vote him out. He is just a RINO anyways.