Congressional Phones, Websites Crash From Constituent Anger
How angry is the general public over the debt ceiling stalemate? After President Obama last night urged citizens to contact their representatives and demand they vote for a deal, Americans listen.
And then they crashed the House switchboard.
According to the New York Times, the calls have been so continuous that the following email got sent out to members of congress: “Due to the high volume of external calls, House telephone circuits serving 202-225-XXXX phone numbers are near capacity resulting in outside callers occasionally getting busy signals.”
Web sites were similarly flooded, with Speaker of the House John Boehner, Congresswoman and presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann, and Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy all reporting server problems.
Of course, it wasn’t just the president urging the calls. Politico reports that the SEIU has been sending its own emails urging supporters to weigh in on the debate and fight against cutting entitlements. And Organizing for America, Obama’s old campaign group, is planning a similar action as well.
So what are people saying? If this poll is any indication, they are probably asking when Congress will just pass a plan already, and work on what they were really elected to do — create more jobs.
Just one week until we hit default.
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