Dead or Alive When Calling Congress?

April 25, 2011

Do try this at home boys and girls and let me know if you get a real, live, concerned person on the answering end, or get a “leave your name, phone and address bla-bla-bla” recording. And take note which party is listening to your concerns. I’m not taking sides here. I’m just making a point.

Operators are standing by

Congress will be debating, negotiating and voting on raising the debt ceiling. And apparently it’s a mighty tall building because that ceiling keeps getting further and further away!

This is my favorite link for contacting our US Congress. And I just used it to encourage those trying to rein in the debt not to be co-opted by the same old tactics. The American people are with you. Stick to your guns and do what we elected you to do! (except of course, Hawaii’s governor, Mr. Abercrombie).

– But according to Mr. Obama in regard to the debt:

“Republicans want to turn America in a radical new direction, a dark place for the poor and middle class.”

“And somebody’s grandparents wouldn’t be able to afford nursing home care”

“They wanna give people like me a $200,000 tax break that’s paid for by asking 33 seniors each to pay $6,000 more in health care costs. That’s not right. And it’s not gonna happen as long as I’m president.”

Well, be careful what you wish for Mr. President. I mean seriously, don’t you think Paul Ryan or John Boehner or Eric Cantor and any of the rest in Congress who are trying to save this country financially have children, grandparents or even a heart?

Let’s get real. We need to call bull-crap when we hear this. Don’t let them get away with it again and again and again. Please use this handy link, call or email Speaker Boehner and others and let the rest of them know what you think. We have to get serious about real debt reduction or there won’t be any Medicare or Social Security to save.

Aloha, Mikie

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