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Thu Dec 27, 2012, 02:16 PM

I need to vent - not only are members of the House not at work - they are not answering their phones

or even have their voice mail on!

I called my rep - tgopper Jeff Flake, and yes his name suits him perfectly.

Since he is home, I called his local office. It rang and rang and rang and rang.
So I called his DC office. A message came on that stated the house will not return till Jan 3rd - so I couldn't leave a message.
So I emailed him - not that I think there is anyone in his office that will even read it, but I sent in anyway.


My tax dollars pays for this man's salary. Who the heck does he think he is that he can just take the time off when there is work to be done.... not just the fiscal "cliff" but also the farm bill.
Yes, I understand it is the holidays and that he is home, but to not even be able to leave a message??

This is bullshit. Members of the House of Rep need to get their butts back to DC.
We pay them to work, and they never do.

And to add insult here, Jeff Flake is the KING of NO when it comes to anything that wastes tax payer dollars.
I guess that doesn't matter when tax dollars are wasted to pay HIM.

Thanks - I just needed to vent!

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Response to jillan (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 02:18 PM

1. Well, they're answering their phones and completely available to..

.. the NRA, corporate masters like the Koch Bros, rightwing organizations and thinktanks, their superpac groups, teabaggers, and so on.

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Response to ananda (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 02:19 PM

3. +1 The special interest groups most likely have their private phone numbers.

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Response to jillan (Reply #3)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 02:30 PM

5. +1, yep, no doubt they do. They are bought and paid for, IMO it's bribery. n/t

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Response to ananda (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 03:07 PM

10. All hanging out together with the rich and the dangerous for the holidays, their real bosses.



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Response to jillan (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 02:18 PM

2. Too bad The People can't dock their pay/benefits/perks.

Hell make it retroactive for the entire year. They've done not much more than nothing during that time.

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Response to jillan (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 02:22 PM

4. ... because they reside on Mount Olympus, they feel no need to respond to mere mortals

like you or me. We are but dirt on the road of their carriages.

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Response to jillan (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 02:33 PM

6. i bet lobbyists can get thru to them. nm

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Response to jillan (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 02:58 PM

7. you don't make enough money, jillan

they'd answer if you had donated half a mil

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Response to jillan (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 03:00 PM

8. Twitter

I use Twitter to send them messages. I'm sure that they are unread & deleted but I send them anyway.

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Response to jillan (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 03:05 PM

9. The next step is to publicize what you have done in the local media.

If the local media doesn't provide you an outlet then be creative. It may require more than one avenue to pursue. Your local Democratic Party, your Facebook, Twitter, media Facebook, media Twitter, etc. Then make sure your family, friends, co-workers, neighbors, etc know about your situation.

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Response to jillan (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 03:13 PM

11. Well...

I, too, would like a congressperson to say, "NO" when it comes to anything that wastes tax payer dollars. I'm fine with that. Unfortunately, I don't think you meant it that way. I think you meant he will say, "NO" to anything that uses tax payer dollars, regardless of whether the use is good or bad.

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Response to jillan (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 03:15 PM

12. Do they not hire employees

to answer phones? Apparently not.

Maybe someone should tell them about that fabulous 21st century technology called the answering machine.

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Response to jillan (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 04:38 PM

13. rep. kline of Minnesota is also AWOL

I left a message and asked where the hell he was
I guess he does think the fiscal cliff is important

I say they should all work for minimum wage and no benefits
until this country is back on track
and no liquor for the drunk boner

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Response to jillan (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 04:50 PM

14. I resorted to email and twitter

and I tweeted Boehner too. Let them know that we aren't stupid, are paying attention, and will not forget who screws the people over.

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Response to jillan (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 05:00 PM

15. 170 Grand a year for a part time job, not bad for a complete moron. n/t

 

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Response to jillan (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 05:02 PM

16. you'd think they'd at least want to seem like they care

but that one isn't even going through the pretense. Abomindable behaviour, especially from a Congressman - the branch of the govt that's supposed to be the most accountable to the people. What a flake.

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Response to jillan (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 05:50 PM

17. Of course he's moving over the the Senate where he can be even less responsive

We aren't his base.

He does nothing for Arizona. The tea party nut jobs who elected him are the ones complaining the loudest about Congress doing nothing. But hey, at least he isn't a socialist liberal.

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