If you have not yet signed the online petition Don’tFundIt hosted by Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Representative Jim Bridenstine (R-OK), go here. You will receive an email to confirm that you intended to sign the petition. As of 2 pm on Tuesday, Aug. 6, there were over 214,800 signatures. We need to get that number into the millions.
Obamacare Waivers Galore
Big Corporations: Exempt R
The IRS: Exempt R
The state of Maine: Exempt R
And now Congress and their staff: Exempt R
From PJ Media a few days ago:
Republicans in the House and Senate are on fire over the news that the White House will exempt members of Congress and their staff from Obamacare’s exchanges.
One pair of congressmen even have a constitutional amendment that would require members to live under the same laws as every other American, though they said Thursday’s introduction coinciding with the exemption report was just good timing. “Well, on the very day that Matt Salmon and I introduce a constitutional amendment prohibiting Congress from exempting themselves from the laws that they pass, we get word that the Obama Administration has created an administrative rule that will relieve members of Congress and their staffs from the higher health care costs that the rest of America will bear under the 2010 health care law,” Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.) wrote on his Facebook page. [emphasis added]
This gets more and more outrageous. And why should we need an amendment to ensure equal protection when we already have the 14th amendment?
Here’s the August and September plan: after you sign the online petition, start calling your congresspersons. And start sending postcards. We recommend postcards for several reasons: 1) they are cheap - 33¢ postage 2) you can buy a stack at the post office pre-stamped; saves time 3) you can type up (once) Avery labels addressed to your senators and congressperson, as well as any other members of Congress of your choice (such as Paul Ryan) and once you've done that, print out as many sheets as you need; it then takes only a few seconds to stick the label on and write out your message 4) your handwritten messages can be short and sweet; sign your postcard and affix a return address label, and off it goes. Also, postcards mailed to Ohio offices instead of DC offices arrive sooner – fewer security delays.
Your message to Senator Rob Portman could be something like
Vote FOR the CR to prevent a government shut-down.
DE-FUND Obamacare in the CR.
Contact info for Senator Portman:
448 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
1240 East 9th Street
Cleveland, OH 44199
312 Walnut St.
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Contact info for wobbly GOP Speaker Speaker John Boehner:
Butler County Office PH (513) 779-5400
Miami County Office PH (937) 339-1524
Clark County Office PH (937) 322-1120
PH (202) 225-6205
FAX (202) 225-0704
And his mailbox (more postcards):
Speaker John Boehner
7969 Cincinnati-Dayton Road, Suite B
West Chester, OH 45069
Melt the phones and stuff the mailboxes! More to come.