Capitol Hill Servers and Switchboard Swamped by BailOut Complaints!

@mehale (2200)
United States
October 1, 2008 9:51am CST
I have been trying to either call, email, or otherwise access the Senators on Capitol Hill to put my two cents worth in on this latest bail out bill this morning but cannot get through! When you call, you get this recording: "all circuits are busy now, please try your call again later", and when you try to access the senate's web site or your senator's contact information you get a server error message. Maybe if enough people get through, we can stop this bill before it gets started! Keep calling, keep emailing, keep complaining! Maybe we can get them to listen to us for a change!
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@spalladino (17923)
• United States
1 Oct 08
I really think that calling or emailing at this point is useless. Your representatives have already evaluated the opinions that have come in so far and will vote according to what they believe is in the best interest of the country, which is not going to necessarily match the will of those they represent in all cases.
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@mehale (2200)
• United States
1 Oct 08
That may be, but I truly believe that if you don't at least try then you really have no right to complain about the way things are. These politicians need to be held accountable to the people they represent. They also need to be reminded that they can be voted out just as quickly as they were voted in. If everyone in America simply sat back and let them run the show, nothing would ever change for the better. I will continue to try to make a difference.
@spalladino (17923)
• United States
1 Oct 08
I agree with you that our elected representatives needed to hear from their constituants, and they have. Several of Florida's were interviewed on our local news last night stating their position on the issue and I believe it was a direct result of the email and phone onslaught. But, this isn't an election and at some point people need to stop. I believe that staffers have stopped tallying up the "yeas" and "nays" and it's now up to Congress to do it's job.
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@mehale (2200)
• United States
1 Oct 08
I agree that they need to do their jobs, but they also need to remember that they are supposed to be representing the people of America. And I really think there has to be a better way!
@xParanoiax (6997)
• United States
2 Oct 08
I heard that alot of them are unplugging their phones and putting their inboxes in sleep mode! =( I'm afraid it looks like they've decided to turn their backs on us. They decided not to listen all our clamoring voices. Isn't that a kick in the head?
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@mehale (2200)
• United States
5 Oct 08
Unfortunately it is! They should have to listen to us, and follow what the will of the people tells them to do. They have all forgotten for the most part that our government is supposed to be by the people for the people!
• United States
5 Oct 08
Well, we can fire them. We've the grounds to, now. Their election season's up soon for all the representatives. I mean if they're not gonna do their jobs -- which is to do the will of the people, then obviously they don't deserve the jobs. There's a list of yeas and nays floating about, so I'd reccomend everyone to refer to that to pick who not to vote for and who to vote for, for re-election in Congress. They may have forgotten, but the rest of us haven't! And as long as we have elections, we the people still decide whether Congress gets to keep their cushy jobs.
@ZephyrSun (7382)
• United States
1 Oct 08
I keep seeing on the news where the reporter is shocked when they can access the website of the Congress or a certain politicans site. I guess everyone could try the old fashion way, pen and paper lol.
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@mehale (2200)
• United States
1 Oct 08
True, but at this point time is an issue. There is no way to get a paper letter to them in time to do any good. The security is simply too tight and the mail system is too slow. I will probably also write an actual snail mail letter to them as well, though! That would be a double whammy.
@ZephyrSun (7382)
• United States
5 Oct 08
Thanks for the best response
@KissThis (3006)
• United States
1 Oct 08
I got up early this morning to put my call through. It took a couple of hours but I did finally get through. Alot of hitting redial. Please don't give up. Make sure that your voices are heard.
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@mehale (2200)
• United States
1 Oct 08
Yes, I am still trying to get through but I have not and will not give up! We need to make our government accountable again! Maybe then we will start to see true change in our nation, politics, government, etc!