Calls jam Capitol's phones

Calls jam Capitol's phones

There are 98 comments on the Columbus Dispatch story from Jul 27, 2011, titled Calls jam Capitol's phones. In it, Columbus Dispatch reports that:

On Monday night, President Barack Obama asked the nation to call Congress to urge members to act on the debt ceiling.

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Linda

Galloway, OH

#1 Jul 27, 2011
If you think by calling these thugs it's going to make one bit of difference your mistaken. The only solution for these weasels are to throw them out of office with recalls on their deriliction(sp) of duty. Many people in Washington D.C. need to be tar anf feathered and run out of town.Lets pray for guidance and strength to do what needs done.
dman

Westerville, OH

#3 Jul 27, 2011
Since 2001 the United States has spent money on the Afghanistan, Iraq, Libyan and terrorist wars, expanded Medicare to cover those trapped with high prescription drug costs, "rescued troubled financial institutions and auto makers", come to the aid of home borrowers and laid off workers all while handing out tax cuts. Through all of that no provision for an increase in federal revenue has been made, in fact taxes have gone down, particularly for upper income brackets. It's time for elected officials to raise federal revenues back to pre-2000 levels and pay down the debt. Finally, I oppose any cap cut or balance scheme proposed by that marginal choir of malcontents.
dman

Westerville, OH

#4 Jul 27, 2011
Hey people read this article in today's Dispatch. Americans deeper in hock than government
By Randy Tucker

Since: Jun 11

Columbus, Ohio

#6 Jul 27, 2011
dman wrote:
Hey people read this article in today's Dispatch. Americans deeper in hock than government
By Randy Tucker
Do these politicians not remember the riots of the early 70's. They are pushing the people toward that again. People are at their limit. They have lost as much as they can tolerate while watching the wealthy have no responsibility in sharing the pain. Used car salesman used to be the least respected and trusted occupation in the U.S. Not any more, Being a politician has taken over that spot. God save the U.S.A. from these egotistical, arrogant, idiots.
Millionaire

Lewis Center, OH

#7 Jul 27, 2011
older1 wrote:
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Do these politicians not remember the riots of the early 70's. They are pushing the people toward that again. People are at their limit. They have lost as much as they can tolerate while watching the wealthy have no responsibility in sharing the pain. Used car salesman used to be the least respected and trusted occupation in the U.S. Not any more, Being a politician has taken over that spot. God save the U.S.A. from these egotistical, arrogant, idiots.
"the wealthy have no responsibility in sharing the pain?????" Are you serious?

The wealthiest 3% pay 50% of all income tax.

The bottom 47% pay NO INCOME TAX AT ALL.

I pay more in tax than you will probably earn in your lifetime.

I'm wealthy because I'm smarter than the rest of you.

Remember- life is hard, it's harder if you're stupid.
Stinky B from KFC

Wheelersburg, OH

#8 Jul 27, 2011
I finally got through and wound up leaving a message. I said to either fix this debt problem YOU AND THE REPUBLICAN AND DEMOCRATIC PARTIES CREATED before August 2nd 2011, or me and 299,000,000 will be expecting your resignation on the following morning, The formation of the PEOPLES Party is in the works, also cuts in your terms, pay, and other perks are to be expected as well because as of August 3rd, WE, THE PEOPLE, plan on sticking a fork in your fat, stupid, grubby, greedy corporate-ruled moronic bodies because you are done!!!
alsoataxpayer

Pataskala, OH

#9 Jul 27, 2011
I'm not surprised that Congressman Tiberi's spokeswoman dismissed all the calls to his office as being from "liberal activists". Clearly our distinguished Republican "Representatives" are annoyed at the gall of lowly peasants daring to question them. That is the attitude of today's Republican statesmen is that of a plutocrat who said, "The public be d______d!"



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Bullpucky

Jackson, OH

#10 Jul 27, 2011
The sad part is - they aren't listening to the majority of their constituent. Not when you have Grover Nordquist, the Koch Brothers, and the TEA Drinkers driving the mentality. Real people are the last of their concerns.

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Tim

Columbus, OH

#11 Jul 27, 2011
Linda wrote:
If you think by calling these thugs it's going to make one bit of difference your mistaken. The only solution for these weasels are to throw them out of office with recalls on their deriliction(sp) of duty. Many people in Washington D.C. need to be tar anf feathered and run out of town.Lets pray for guidance and strength to do what needs done.
Sorry Linda, but that's what short-sighted voters did in 2010, which only made things WORSE! By electing the nutty TeaPotters, voters have only themselves to blame for this gridlock. Same people who elected the nutty Teapotters ALSO gave us our present joke of a governor. I sure wish people would THINK about the long term impact of their votes before they "act out" like petulant 2 year olds in the voting booth.

Since: Jun 11

Columbus, Ohio

#12 Jul 27, 2011
Millionaire wrote:
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"the wealthy have no responsibility in sharing the pain?????" Are you serious?
The wealthiest 3% pay 50% of all income tax.
The bottom 47% pay NO INCOME TAX AT ALL.
I pay more in tax than you will probably earn in your lifetime.
I'm wealthy because I'm smarter than the rest of you.
Remember- life is hard, it's harder if you're stupid.
What pain are you sharing? Is your family suffering? Have you lost your house or job lately? Are benifits that you desperatly need to survive being cut? The wealthiest 3% are tasked to pay 50% but through the use of expensive tax lawyers and Tax loopholes you probably don't pay that much. The lower 47% probably are unemployed during these hard times and you can't get blood from a turnip. As far as what you pay in taxes, I'm so happy for you! You are probably wealthy because your daddy passed the business or a wad of money on to you. And when you say that you are smarter then the rest of us your arrogant egotistical self is showing through. If life is harder for stupid people you must really be having a rough time of it.
Feeling Your Pain - NOT

Columbus, OH

#14 Jul 27, 2011
Millionaire wrote:
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"the wealthy have no responsibility in sharing the pain?????" Are you serious?
The wealthiest 3% pay 50% of all income tax.
The bottom 47% pay NO INCOME TAX AT ALL.
I pay more in tax than you will probably earn in your lifetime.
I'm wealthy because I'm smarter than the rest of you.
Remember- life is hard, it's harder if you're stupid.
I suppose next thing you'll say is that you've had to sell one of your three luxury vehicles and cut back ruthlessly on your fine dining to only four nights a week. Oh, the horror.
LOL

Bradenton, FL

#15 Jul 27, 2011
OMFG !!!!!

o-bomb-a's solution to solve the $14 trillion dollar debt, unbalanced budget and out of control government spending...

call congressmen and tell them to leave him alone and stop picking on him....

whenever o-bomb-a is called on to step up and be a leader......
President Worm runs for his teleprompter and starts whining and blaming everyone and everything but himself.....
rider

Marquette, MI

#16 Jul 27, 2011
Skanker Claus

Columbus, OH

#17 Jul 27, 2011
It certainly is frustrating to hear the representatives dismiss the calls from their constituents. I wrote to all of my representatives yesterday- Portman, Brown, and Stivers. I urged them to get this problem resolved as soon as possible, using a balanced approach. No liberal organization prompted me to contact them.

This certainly is very disheartening.
Athanasios

Columbus, OH

#18 Jul 27, 2011
I live in Rep. Pat Tiberi's congressional district. I emailed him and I am not part of some organized effort. It is time to compromise for the sake of the nation.
Tony

Bradenton, FL

#19 Jul 27, 2011
Skanker Claus wrote:
It certainly is frustrating to hear the representatives dismiss the calls from their constituents. I wrote to all of my representatives yesterday- Portman, Brown, and Stivers. I urged them to get this problem resolved as soon as possible, using a balanced approach. No liberal organization prompted me to contact them.
This certainly is very disheartening.
now maybe you see how the unemployed of America feel when trying to contact their congressmen or President about the dismal, hopeless, continual high unemployment.....

and.....they just get ignored or blown off with a form letter that reads like a campaign speech.......

The lawmakers and political leaders... ARE... unresponsive to their constituents.....

these people are NO LONGER REPRESENTIVES OF THE PEOPLE..........

Americans have become the the most foolish group of people on the planet.....

Americans are being treated as (and have been for quite some time) slaves of their government......
North Campus

Columbus, OH

#21 Jul 27, 2011
Athanasios wrote:
I live in Rep. Pat Tiberi's congressional district. I emailed him and I am not part of some organized effort. It is time to compromise for the sake of the nation.
I live in Rep. Stiver's congressional district. I emailed him and I am not part of some organized effort. It is time for him to put an end to a president's bottomless purse because he has already doubled federal spending and not compromise for the sake of the nation.
workingdadof7

United States

#22 Jul 27, 2011
Let it go until Aug. 3rd and see if the sky falls.
Tony

Bradenton, FL

#23 Jul 27, 2011
WTH !!!!!!

A double post ???????

It seems just commenting about the U.S. government creates duplication......
rider

Marquette, MI

#24 Jul 27, 2011
There is no historic parallel that can be drawn, nothing compares with the accomplishments of the Bush family. No dictator or tyrant can equal the suffering and destruction they have wrought on humanity, as they are not mere tyrants themselves, but the makers and breakers of tyrants, the organizers and profiteers of war and death. They are not alone and solely responsible for creating the present day military industrial complex, however since 1915 the Bush family has been directly involved in World War One and Two, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, numerous CIA secret wars, the Gulf War, and now a “Never Ending War”. The past four generations of this one family have had a hand in promoting and profiting from most of major wars that America has waged since the beginning of the industrialized age.

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