Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Call before (or after) you complain about the bailout

If you're as concerned as I am about the prospect of Congress spending $700 billion to bailout the corrupt financial industry (when they could be spending it to reduce the national debt, fund universal health care, beef up education, rebuild roads, end global warming, pick one), please take time out of your ranting against it to call and rant against it to your congressman or woman. I called my Senators Diane Feinstein and Barbara Boxer and my Congresswoman Doris Matsui. Don't take anything for granted. If you're not sure of the name of your Congressmember, use this tool: Find your elected federal, state and local representatives.

Here are two toll free numbers to call Washington and ask for your representative. Just say, I oppose the bailout. They may ask your name or zipcode. They may be too busy to do so. 800-828-0498, 800-473-6711,

1 comment:

RobinHood said...

I have to renegotiate my mortgage. Are there still loans to be had. To hear NPR tell it, there is a "credit crisis."

As Ted Kennedy famously said, "The first business of government is business."

And while old men and women, children and veterans starve in the US for lack of food, and the mentally ill sleep on our streets, I am appalled that it's big bankers who are first in the bread line.