Thursday, March 24, 2011

"Shut down" your pay first!

For months, Speaker John Boehner and his fellow Republicans have been threatening a government shutdown. They've been unwilling to compromise, instead choosing to follow the shrill, irrational calls of their base to take a slash and burn approach to government funding, regardless of the consequences. They've ignored the havoc such a shutdown would wreak upon our still fragile economy, and the hardships it would cause for millions of Americans, including the poor and the elderly.

The most unbelievable thing of all? In their version of a shutdown... where Congress would still get paid. We're not kidding. It's taking hypocrisy to an 11.

That's why we're making a simple request to Speaker Boehner:

"Speaker Boehner, if you and the Republicans in Congress really are foolish enough to threaten a government shut-down, then put your money where your mouth is, pass Senate bill 388, and make your members give up their own government salary too!"

Please join us by filling out the form to the right, sending a message to Speaker Boehner, and asking your friends and family to do the same. Time is short, and a shutdown may be imminent unless we take steps to push back, and push back hard.

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