Tuesday, July 26, 2011

List of House Reps who are holding the Debt Ceiling hostage - and their contact details.

Let's scratch the surface of this gutless piece of legislation, "Cut, Cap and Balance" (and it's not the only legislation that's been considered).
As policy, Cut, Cap and Balance is an effort to take the lessons of the past 10 years and then pass a constitutional amendment preventing us from learning them. For instance: if you're worried about deficits today, you're partly worried about them because we passed about $2 trillion in unpaid-for tax cuts over the past decade or so, and then we had a financial crisis that jammed revenues further. CC&B's answer? Editing the Constitution so it includes a brand-new, two-thirds super majority in both houses of congress to raise taxes. It takes our problem and makes it worse. More specifically, it takes the United States Constitution and rewrites it to ape California's budget process.
Yet we want to write into the Constitution a requirement that spending remain at 18 percent of the previous year's GDP? That is to say, a requirement that the federal government needs to make recessions worse rather than drawing on its unique capacity to make them better? Are we mad?
And Republicans, frankly, know much of this. Ronald Reagan's entire presidency would've been unconstitutional under CC&B. Same for George W. Bush's. Paul Ryan's budget wouldn't pass muster."


What is sane about Cut, Cap, & Balance? Cutting Social Security and medical aid to real live human beings so that Republicans can continue to give more money to corporations?
Talk about insane....

Here's a list of the representatives in Congress who are refusing to raise the debt ceiling, and holding the economy (and our future) hostage on behalf of the wealthy and their corporations.

The White House servers are at this time down - so Call. If the D.C. Phone lines are jammed or down, google the representative's district office phone numbers and call that.
Some of these people have Twitter - find them.
If you have a fax machine - use it.

Below I've chased down some of the contact information from Ohio and Florida representatives - as swing-state representatives facing difficult elections, it may be easier to scare them into changing direction.
If you only have the time to call a couple of people, don't start at the top of the list - mix it up. We need to show power through numbers.
They are predicted to start making major votes on this issue tomorrow. Call today.

Rep. Jean Schmidt Phone: (202) 225-3164 Toll Free: (800) 784-6366 Fax: (202) 225-1992 http://www.house.gov/schmidt/
Rep. Bob Latta Telephone: 202-225-6405 http://www.latta.house.gov/
Rep. Pat Tiberi Phone: (202) 225-5355 Fax: (202) 226-4523 http://tiberi.house.gov
Rep. Michael Turner Telephone: 202-225-6465 http://turner.house.gov
Rep. Steven LaTourette Phone: (202) 225-5731 http://latourette.house.gov
Rep. Steve Stivers Phone: (202) 225-2015 Fax: (202) 225-3529 http://stivers.house.gov
Rep. Jim Renacci Phone: 202-225-3876. http://renacci.house.gov
Rep. Bob Gibbs Phone: (202) 225-6265 http://gibbs.house.gov
Rep. Jeff Miller Phone:(202) 225-4136 http://jeffmiller.house.gov
Rep. Steve Southerland Phone: 202-225-5235 http://southerland.house.gov/
Rep. Ander Crenshaw Phone:202-225-2501 Fax: 202-225-2504 http://crenshaw.house.gov/
Rep. Richard Nugent Phone: (202) 225-1002 http://nugent.house.gov
Rep. Cliff Stearns Phone: 202-225-5744 Fax: 202-225-3973 http://stearns.house.gov/default.aspx Twitter: @repcliffstearns
Rep: John Mica Phone: (202) 225-4035 Fax: (202) 226-0821 http://mica.house.gov/
Rep. Daniel Webster Phone: (202) 225-2176 Fax (202) 225-0999 http://webster.house.gov
Rep. Gus Bilirakis Phone: 202-225-5755 http://bilirakis.house.gov/
Rep. Bill Young Phone:202-225-5961 Fax: 202-225-9764 http://www.house.gov/young/
Rep. Dennis Ross Phone: 202-225-1252 FL Office Phone: 863-644-8215 http://dennisross.house.gov/
Rep. Vern Buchanan Phone: (202) 225-5015 http://buchanan.house.gov/
Rep. Connie Mack Phone:202-225-2536 Fax: 202-226-0439 http://mack.house.gov/ Twitter:@ConnieMackIV
Rep. Bill Posey Phone: 202-225-3671 Fax: 202-225-3516 Twitter:@congbillposey
Rep Tom Rooney Phone:202-225-5792 Fax: 202-225-3132 http://rooney.house.gov/ Twitter: @TomRooney
Rep. Jo Bonner Office No: (251)690-2811 or (800)288-8721 http://bonner.house.gov/
Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Phone:202-225-3931 Fax: 202-225-5620 http://ros-lehtinen.house.gov/ Twitter: @RosLehtinen
Rep. Lincoln Diaz-Balart DC Office Phone: 202-225-4211 FL Office Phone: 305-470-8555 http://mariodiazbalart.house.gov/
Rep. Allen West DC Office Phone: 202-225-3026 FL Office Phone: 866-713-7303 west.house.gov/
Rep. Sandy Adams Phone:202-225-2706 Fax: 202-226-6299 http://adams.house.gov/
Rep. David Rivera Phone: (202) 225-2778 http://rivera.house.gov
Rep. Martha Roby Phone: (202) 225-2901 Fax: (202) 225-8913 http://roby.house.gov/
Rep. Mike Rogers Phone: (202) 225-3261 Fax: (202) 226-8485 http://mike-rogers.house.gov/
Rep. Steve Chabot Phone: (202) 225-2216 Fax: (202) 225-3012 http://chabot.house.gov

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