The demonstrations being conducted by the public sector unions, coupled with the battle over the budget are serving to remove the issue of the 99ers and HR 589 from the realm of the thoughts of everyone but the 99ers. The news blackout in reference to the 99ers has been effectively reinstated, just in time for Congress to take another well deserved vacation. As we 99ers struggle to stay warm and keep from starving to death our so called representatives are once again retiring to the comforts of their multimillion dollar homes.
After the one week vacation the Congress will be returning to face an emergency. No it is not the 99ers but rather the possibility of a government shutdown. I don’t think we 99ers are really too concerned about the prospect of the government shutting down as it might as well not even exist as far as we are concerned.
If HR 589 is to stand any chance of going forward we cannot rest this week. We must hammer the offices of the Congress persons comprising the subcommittee of the House Ways and Means that controls the fate of the House Resolution. If you have been being polite and nice to those answering the phone calls and emails, stop doing so. They’re ignorance of our plight is not only a demonstration of their contempt for us as Americans but also as human beings. We must start showing our contempt for them in kind.
I intend to become more rude and contemptible every day I am forced to live in deprivation. Look at it logically; what are they going to do, take our unemployment away if we do not play nice? People’s lives are literally on the line here and our enemies make light of the situation, giving more acknowledgment to a dog’s rights in this country than a 99ers’.
Again, if HR 589 is to proceed we will have to push it every step of the way. And who knows, if we scream loud enough maybe the Neo-cons will allow the resolution as a compromise to the Neo-liberals to take benefits from the old and sick. If this happens we must surely punish both sides by voting incumbents out in 2012. We cannot allow our enemies to hurt one segment of us under the guise of helping another. We must stick together in every sector or we will be divided and conquered.
Push the legislation.
Call the Capitol switchboard at 1-866-220-0044 and ask for the members of the Sub-Committee on Human Services.
- Geoff Davis, KY, Chairman
- Lloyd Doggett, TX Ranking Member
- Jim McDermott, WA
- John Lewis, GA
- Joseph Crowley, NY
- Adrian Smith, NE
- Erik Paulsen, MN
- Rick Berg, ND
- Tom Price, GA
- Diane Black, TN
- Charles Boustany, LA