Calls jam Capitol's phones

Calls jam Capitol's phones

There are 13 comments on the DispatchPolitics story from Jul 27, 2011, titled Calls jam Capitol's phones. In it, DispatchPolitics 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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HowRad

Amelia, OH

#1 Jul 27, 2011
In the Senate, Meghan Dubyak, a spokeswoman for Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, said the phones were "ringing off the hook" yesterday.

"We've received a wide variety of feedback," she said.

I'm sure if all the calls were supporting the debt increase, they would have told us.
Are they serious

United States

#2 Jul 27, 2011
HowRad wrote:
In the Senate, Meghan Dubyak, a spokeswoman for Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, said the phones were "ringing off the hook" yesterday.
"We've received a wide variety of feedback," she said.
I'm sure if all the calls were supporting the debt increase, they would have told us.
So do you think Karl Rove deserves a special mention for the idiotic Spendital TV ad campaign??

It sounded like it was directed at middle aged men who pay the credit card bills. Turd Blossom suspect that the ad has to be a real stinker to get middle aged men to put down the TV remote and call a senators office.

The ads should have been directed at the senator Portman, who as a budget director for George Bush spent it all, even borrowed Social Security funds.

On the other hand, Jim Jordan got some feedback about how lilliputian the TEA party voice is in central Ohio. This may be why Ohio's copperhead governor is such a brilliant selection for the statuary hall in the house of representatives.
firehimnow

Eugene, OR

#3 Jul 27, 2011
All the phone lines at the Capitol of the Country of the Dist of Columbia terminate into the round file.
tellsitlikeitis

Cleveland, OH

#5 Jul 27, 2011
Now call Obama and tell him that if he vetos any bill that actually makes it to his desk, and the country goes into defaut, he should plan on resigning because impeachment won't be far off!

Obama is not innocent in all of this. He stuck himself in the middle and now sits there, typical Obama style, and waits to see what falls apart next. Call the White House and tell Obama to sign whatever piece of legislation is passed. We don't care what HE wants!
Ted

Washington, DC

#6 Jul 27, 2011
Amazing, I send an email with my actual address in Ohio to only my elected representatives, not other Congessman to pad response as indicated. I ripped all three, a Republican Congresman and the two OH Senators. I told them I was tired of the @#@$$ games of trying to make the "other" party look bad so you can get re-elected, face reality and compromise. I had hopes that with a change in the House that things would be more civil and more would get done as they both had to find common ground to pass legislation. Nope pass bills that have no chance of passing and send it to the other branch and watch it go down in flames. Yup I can run on that in my next election but in the real world people who do nothing like that get fired. The most amazing part is I got wonderful emailsfrom both Austria and Portman praising my support of thier views. Good to know they pay attention to use little people. Guess I need to donate a bunch of money to get heard. Senator Brown was not as bad but still, a form letter. Those idiots are screwing us all so they can prove a point and get re-elected. Cut spending, including entitlements, fix a screwed up tax code so everybody pays taxes and stop screwing around, that is called compromise. Currently it's a bunch of kids in a pissing match
mcdwho

Acushnet, MA

#7 Jul 27, 2011
Republicans who have signed pledges refusing to vote on tax increases are not doing their jobs - plain and simple.

Real tax reform requires public debate. This is not being done. The House has an opportunity to put together real tax reform but chooses not to do this. By hiding under meaningless pledge cards, the Republican members of the House evade the real issue of tax reform.

President Obama was wrong to have people call the Capitol offices of Congress, instead they should send letters to their local newspapers expressing their concerns. The House members claiming everybody other than their constituents are callings them are perfroming a charade of the truth. Obviously, many constituents are calling their Congressmen and Congresswomen.

It is time to tell to them to do their jobs.

As Nike says, Just Do It!
HowRad

Amelia, OH

#8 Jul 28, 2011
Ted wrote:
Amazing, I send an email with my actual address in Ohio to only my elected representatives, not other Congessman to pad response as indicated. I ripped all three, a Republican Congresman and the two OH Senators. I told them I was tired of the @#**** games of trying to make the "other" party look bad so you can get re-elected, face reality and compromise. I had hopes that with a change in the House that things would be more civil and more would get done as they both had to find common ground to pass legislation. Nope pass bills that have no chance of passing and send it to the other branch and watch it go down in flames. Yup I can run on that in my next election but in the real world people who do nothing like that get fired. The most amazing part is I got wonderful emailsfrom both Austria and Portman praising my support of thier views. Good to know they pay attention to use little people. Guess I need to donate a bunch of money to get heard. Senator Brown was not as bad but still, a form letter. Those idiots are screwing us all so they can prove a point and get re-elected. Cut spending, including entitlements, fix a screwed up tax code so everybody pays taxes and stop screwing around, that is called compromise. Currently it's a bunch of kids in a pissing match
Ted maybe you could tell where was the "compromise" on the healthcare bill, or the "stimulus". Surely you didn't think that by electing majority of repubs to the house was going to change things. I support your position on cutting spending and everyone paying taxes but that isn't supported by the senate or the White House because they are not done "redistributing the wealth". This administration and the majority of the dems are on a mission to change the country in a way they see fit and they will not alter course. They are ignoring the majority of people just like they did with healthcare and they think they know better. The only thing to do is prepare for the hard times ahead and hold on.
HowRad

Amelia, OH

#9 Jul 28, 2011
mcdwho wrote:
Republicans who have signed pledges refusing to vote on tax increases are not doing their jobs - plain and simple.
Real tax reform requires public debate. This is not being done. The House has an opportunity to put together real tax reform but chooses not to do this. By hiding under meaningless pledge cards, the Republican members of the House evade the real issue of tax reform.
President Obama was wrong to have people call the Capitol offices of Congress, instead they should send letters to their local newspapers expressing their concerns. The House members claiming everybody other than their constituents are callings them are perfroming a charade of the truth. Obviously, many constituents are calling their Congressmen and Congresswomen.
It is time to tell to them to do their jobs.
As Nike says, Just Do It!
Those politicians that made pledges are keeping their word.

There will be no public debate on taxes because the folks can't handle the truth. Tax increase will not just be the rich, it will be the middle class. The 40% plus that contribute nothing in taxes are a heavy draw on the teets.

Obama is using his "Community Organizing" skills of class warfare. If you look real hard you can see the desperation in this administration.
Getflushed

San Jose, CA

#10 Jul 28, 2011
"Compromise" is how Communists have continually degraded everything ever good about America. They've convince many people that compromise is a foundational truth and have used our Constitution against us as if a relativist suicide pact.
mcdwho

United States

#11 Jul 29, 2011
HowRad wrote:
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Those politicians that made pledges are keeping their word.
There will be no public debate on taxes because the folks can't handle the truth. Tax increase will not just be the rich, it will be the middle class. The 40% plus that contribute nothing in taxes are a heavy draw on the teets.
Obama is using his "Community Organizing" skills of class warfare. If you look real hard you can see the desperation in this administration.
There is a majority of 240 republican members of Congress and you are saying there will not be a public debate on tax reform. What does that tell you about the republicans? They'll sign irresponsible "No tax increase" pledge cards but they will not have a public debate about a balanced and fair tax policy.

It is not class warfare to demand our elected officials act responsibly and transparently. Every American should show some desperation with the way the House is operating today. It is time for the leaders of the republican party to begin to show some leadership rather hide behind "No tax increase" pledge cards.
HowRad

Amelia, OH

#12 Jul 29, 2011
mcdwho wrote:
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There is a majority of 240 republican members of Congress and you are saying there will not be a public debate on tax reform. What does that tell you about the republicans? They'll sign irresponsible "No tax increase" pledge cards but they will not have a public debate about a balanced and fair tax policy.
It is not class warfare to demand our elected officials act responsibly and transparently. Every American should show some desperation with the way the House is operating today. It is time for the leaders of the republican party to begin to show some leadership rather hide behind "No tax increase" pledge cards.
There should be a public debate. That will involve moral courage and transperancy which is missing from congress. They all know taxing the rich won't do much because there is so few of them. The taxes will come from the middleclass. They know that and that is why they wanted a VAT tax from Obama defecit commission. Everyone pays the VAT tax. It is their way of forcing higher taxes on everyone including the 40% plus that contribute nothing.
As far as those officials that you imply are not acting responsible. They ran on that claim to cut spending and rein in the debt, that is what got them elected. Thank God they have the moral courage to hold their position, I only wish more in congress had their charactor. Congresses spring promises are forgotten in the fall. They shouldn't get a penny more until they can show they are cutting the spending.
Anyone who believes otherwise will be standing on the limb when it is sawed off.

PS Where was the compromise on the Healthcare bill or the stimulus. There wasn't any so why all the whining. They are using it for politicial gain, that's all
mcdwho

Acushnet, MA

#13 Jul 29, 2011
HowRad wrote:
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There should be a public debate. That will involve moral courage and transperancy which is missing from congress. They all know taxing the rich won't do much because there is so few of them. The taxes will come from the middleclass. They know that and that is why they wanted a VAT tax from Obama defecit commission. Everyone pays the VAT tax. It is their way of forcing higher taxes on everyone including the 40% plus that contribute nothing.
As far as those officials that you imply are not acting responsible. They ran on that claim to cut spending and rein in the debt, that is what got them elected. Thank God they have the moral courage to hold their position, I only wish more in congress had their charactor. Congresses spring promises are forgotten in the fall. They shouldn't get a penny more until they can show they are cutting the spending.
Anyone who believes otherwise will be standing on the limb when it is sawed off.
PS Where was the compromise on the Healthcare bill or the stimulus. There wasn't any so why all the whining. They are using it for politicial gain, that's all
So, the democrats acted the same way regarding the healthcare bill and the stimulus as the republicans acted today! Is that your logic?

I am not defending any of them, but the tea party freshmen class ran on changing Congress. Is that what they are doing?

VATs apply taxes disproportionately to lower income people because the percentage of discretionary income to their total income is higher than higher income people. Thus, the tax rate becomes higher for lower income people,, like retirees and students. Check out states that use them. If they are so great, why are they also having serious problems balancing their budgets?

I'd love to hear Congress have a debate about tax reform. It would be a better use of their time than fighting over something that eventually will have to be passed.
HowRad

Amelia, OH

#14 Jul 30, 2011
mcdwho wrote:
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So, the democrats acted the same way regarding the healthcare bill and the stimulus as the republicans acted today! Is that your logic?
I am not defending any of them, but the tea party freshmen class ran on changing Congress. Is that what they are doing?
VATs apply taxes disproportionately to lower income people because the percentage of discretionary income to their total income is higher than higher income people. Thus, the tax rate becomes higher for lower income people,, like retirees and students. Check out states that use them. If they are so great, why are they also having serious problems balancing their budgets?
I'd love to hear Congress have a debate about tax reform. It would be a better use of their time than fighting over something that eventually will have to be passed.
I am a FAIR Tax or FLAT Tax. The politician know that just taxing the rich won't fix the problem and raising tax on the middleclass will not fix the problem. They needs tax dollars from everyone. You will not hear any thing about the poor paying their fair share from the politicians.

As far as the Repubs acting now, where do the democrats have a right to complain? A little hypocritical do you think.

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