Constituents Swarm On Congressman’s Office To Discuss Debt Ceiling [VIDEO]

Citizens across the country are getting angry as they watch Congress play chicken with the debt ceiling in an attempt to cut entitlement programs while keeping tax breaks for millionaires and businesses intact.

Watch a video of nearly 50 constituents gathering at Republican Congressman Erik Paulsen’s Minnesota office, demanding that he act responsibly and stop asking the poor to pay for the rich.

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Screen capture of Minneapolis Star Tribune Video


Joanna Clark
Joanna Clark5 years ago

Opps, sorry Bobbie. I was responding to another Bobbie, and I had multiple windows open and posted to the wrong open window. So much for attempting to multi-task at my age.

Joanna Clark
Joanna Clark5 years ago

Excuse me Bobbie, but did you bother reading my post. I suggested arresting the Republicans for their actions. I don't watch Fox Noise, ever. I'm well aware that our problems can be traced back to Reagan. I didn't vote for him for a number of reasons, but the largest reason was when he tried to extort California income tax out of me because I had a California address (APO, San Francisco). Today I see the Republican party as the American arm of Al Qaeda. If it were up to me, I'd round all of them up and deliver them to Gitmo for a very long vacation in those chain-link cells.

But, it's not just the Republicans. Take a look at who voted for the Financial Modernization Act of 1999, which finished off Glass-Steagall. Only six senators and about 69 house members voted against repealing Glass-Steagall. Clinton signed it into law, but given the vote, any veto would have been overturned before the ink was dry.

In my play book, I see the need for term-limits in Congress, public trust-fund financing of candidate campaigns (no more accepting campaign bribes (ah er... donations) or using personal funds just because you happen to have 159 million dollars in spare change. In otherwords, we get the money out of the election process so that elected officials can no longer sell their office to the highest bidder. We also enact a truth in campaigning law. If a candidate lies during his/her campaign, s/he is automatically disqualified. How is that for a campaign reform starte

Bobbie T.
Bobbie T.5 years ago

No Mary, we are in this mess because republicans don't want to pay their fair share of the taxes. W started 2 wars at the same time he cut taxes for the rich and corporations...2 wars with no money to pay for them. The 08 crash goes back to Ronny when he started the deregulations on wall street. Stop watching Fox Noise and the Murdock propaganda machine. They are nothing but a mouth piece for the republican dissinformation group.

Jeramie D.
Jeramie D.5 years ago

This terrible game of chicken is so appalling. Our government can not be cutting right now when there is no growth, no jobs, only wealthy who don't want to pay normal taxes before the big Bush cut. The Repugs are only representing corporations, millionaires and billionaires and Americans need to stop watching Fox news and wake up before it is too late.

Joanna Clark
Joanna Clark5 years ago

Opps. Here is the link to the projects put on hold due to Rep. Mica's putting a hold on the FAA reauthorization bill.

More jobs lost when we need to be creating job.

Joanna Clark
Joanna Clark5 years ago

Isn't extortion still considered a crime? I'd love to see arrest warrents issued for each one of those Republicans trying to extort more money out of the poor and middle-class. John Mica's latest action to hold up funding of the FAA, is costing us:

$200 Million: The weekly cost to taxpayers due to the FAA shutdown.

$2.5 Billion: The total scale of airport construction projects on hold due to the FAA shutdown. For a list of projects on hold, including location and dollar amount, click here.

4,000: The number of FAA employees nationwide who are furloughed due to the shutdown.

280,000: The number of jobs that would be created by passing a multi-year FAA Reauthorization bill.

Mica should be given a long vacation to Gitmo.

Camila K.
Kamila A.5 years ago

William, your stupid congressman should pack his bags and leave, because the people are expressing their wishes in no uncertain terms. If he had done his job, this wouldn't have been happening. Democracy is working.
I love your analogy. Yes, locusts swarm, and that is how the people will continue to act with the morons that got into congress on deceptive tactics. These idiots in congress (complete moral losers and idiots) fed the fury of the dumbed-down voters whose hatred was directed the wrong way; but the swarm has turned on the right targets now and more are coming. How nature works!

Camila K.
Kamila A.5 years ago

The supporters of the teabags and gops are deluded beyond help, and really can't discern what kind of mind-control they have been victims of.
There are a lot of things that need to change, but the blame for the mess we are in is pointed toward the Cheney administration, with the support of all his minions and superiors like the Koch bros who have more money than anyone should have. Clearly it's still not enough for them as they go forward playing this scene like its a video game. Check out this little tidbit:

The good people of this country won't stand for this much longer. This video shows 50 people swarming. Get ready for thousands in the coming months if things don't start making sense. We can't keep the money flow to useless "allies", pointless military spending, subsidies to corporations, refusals to close LOOPHOLES (for crying out loud, that's loopholes, the unintended parts of tax laws where they bleed the government already, us, out of money into their pockets!!!!!!!!), and watching as multi-million dollar bonuses to bank and oil CEOs go into accounts that "hold" the money while the poor pay taxes on those funds, and while our grandparents, parents, and we have to live like its back to the depression days. Its enough to make you scream.

Those who still support this idiotic and evil group of republicans and so-called Tparty are simply what are called FOOLS.

Dianna M.
Dianna M.5 years ago

Suzanne B. says, "I think I heard it all summed up yesterday by Limbaugh when he said this" the democrats seem to be winning". That is all they care about who is "winning". How about who is losing."

The DEMS only care about winning? The Republicans have said repeatedly that they will do everything in their power "to see that Obama is a one-term president." There's a video of Mitch McConnell on YouTube stating that that's the GOP's main goal.

mary l.
mary l.5 years ago

Cut up Obama's credit card and STOP the out of control spending and quit giving money to other countries, lets take care of our own people first and foremost. Demorats want to give everything away and that's why we are in this mess.