Many of us talk about what's happening, but are we actually getting into the act? Do we actively persue our beliefs and contact our Congressional reps and give them out opinions? Whenever I hear an interview with these politicians, they all claim that their constituants comments, in any form, are paid attention to. I'd like to believe that. In my case, I know my Senator...Thune...and Congress lady Kristy Noem
DO listen to what I have to say, as does our Republican candidate for next years Senate race. Of course they aren't in full accord with my views, but their principles on issues are agreeable to me.
Time to once again let your representatives and senators know where you stand on the upcoming debt ceiling vote, as well as your views on Obamacare. Doesn't matter how often you've yanked their chain, it's important we stay vocal on these issues.
Defund Or Be Challenged
By: Erick Erickson (Diary) |
Moderate Democrats are retreating from Obamacare, according to the Washington Post. Hospitals are retreating from Obamacare. Americans broadly doubt Obamacare will help them. Consumers in most states won’t see reductions in premiums for their healthcare, contrary to what the Democrats claimed. In fact, there are twenty-seven ways in which Obamacare will increase the costs of your healthcare. In the meantime, Obamacare is costing jobs in Ohio and elsewhere. The restaurant industry is reducing hours of employees and cutting full time workers.
Why would Republicans keep funding a law that hurts so many people and is so unpopular? Why would they do that?
Republicans in Congress have a choice this fall with the latest continuing resolution. They can choose to not include funding for the implementation of Obamacare. Negotiate everything, but make that their line in the sand. If the Democrats choose to shut down the government over an unpopular law that hurts people, it is their choice. Republicans should not fund Obamacare.
Any Republican who chooses to fund Obamacare should be primaried. The advertisements write themselves. Republicans, by voting to fund Obamacare, are putting people out of work, driving up healthcare costs, and hurting families. Republicans are not listening to voters who hate the law if they fund Obamacare.
Right now in the Senate there are fifteen Republicans who have signed a letter saying they will not vote for any continuing resolution that funds Obamacare. They would rather the Democrats shut down the government than destroy lives by funding this legislation. Call these Senators today and tell them thank you and tell them to hold strong.
SENATOR STATE PHONE NO. Marco Rubio Florida (202) 224-3041 James Risch Idaho (202) 224-2752 Mark Kirk Illinois (202) 224-2854 Chuck Grassley Iowa (202) 224-3744 Rand Paul Kentucky (202) 224-4343 David Vitter Louisiana (202) 224-4623 Roger Wicker Mississippi (202) 224-6253 Deb Fischer Nebraska (202) 224-6551 Jeff Chisea New Jersey (202) 224-3224 James Inhofe Oklahoma (202) 224-4721 John Thune South Dakota (202) 224-2321 John Cornyn Texas (202) 224-2934 Ted Cruz Texas (202) 224-5922 Mike Lee Utah (202) 224-5444 Mike Enzi Wyoming (202) 224-3424
If your own Republican in the Senate is not on this list call him and ask him to sign Senator Mike Lee’s letter and pledge to refuse funding of Obamacare in the continuing resolution.
Why would the GOP vote to fund something that harms so many?