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Forum Post: OSTA : First we had one, then two sponsors for the "One Subject at a Time Act." NOW WE HAVE SIX!

Posted 9 years ago on Feb. 22, 2012, 10:54 a.m. EST by DKAtoday (33802) from Coon Rapids, MN
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OSTA : First we had one, then two sponsors for the "One Subject at a Time Act." NOW WE HAVE SIX!

We've just gained 4 new co-sponsors.

This means that you now have multiple new chances to become more powerful! Here's how to . . .

Do two simple things that will make it more likely that some of these new "One Subject" sponsors will . .

Ask their friends in Congress to become sponsors too. Also sponsor our "Read the Bills" and "Write the Laws" acts.

STEP ONE: Go to the Facebook pages for each new co-sponsor and thank them for supporting the "One Subject at a Time Act."

Representative Mo Brooks of Alabama: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Congressman-Mo-Brooks/155220881193244?sk=wall Representative Ann Marie Buerkle of New York: http://www.facebook.com/RepBuerkle?sk=wall Representative Robert T. Shilling of Illinois: http://www.facebook.com/congressmanbobbyschilling?sk=wall Representative Allen B. West of Florida: http://www.facebook.com/AllenWestFL?sk=wall

Use your "thank you" to suggest that they send a "Dear colleague" letter to their friends in Congress, asking them to become co-sponsors too.

Also ask them to consider introducing the "Read the Bills Act" and the "Write the Laws Act." Share the links for those bills with them . . .

https://secure.downsizedc.org/etp/rtba/ https://secure.downsizedc.org/etp/write-the-laws/

Many of you have done this already with Reps. Marino and Posey. It's had an effect. In fact, we know it's been a positive motivator for Rep. Marino to seek additional publicity for OSTA and to recruit his colleagues.

STEP TWO: Call and say thank you for sponsoring the "One Subject at a Time Act", and suggest that they send a "Dear Colleague" letter asking other members of Congress to also co-sponsor "One Subject."

Rep. Mo Brooks: Phone: (202) 225-4801 Rep. Ann Marie Buerkle: (202) 225-3701 Rep. Bobby Schilling: (202) 225-5905 Rep. Allen B. West: (202) 225-3026

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[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 9 years ago

checked the facebook page

the subject d'jour looks about taxing the employee

oh no sir taxes are horrible , I would never consider taxing the people that already have money

[+] -6 points by DKAtoday (33802) from Coon Rapids, MN 9 years ago

Can you provide a link? and expand on your comment?

[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 9 years ago

Congressman Mo Brooks Today I voted against H.R. 3630, the payroll tax holiday bill, in an effort to protect America from spiraling further into debt. Our government can no longer afford to advocate reckless spending and I will continue to fight for fiscal responsibility

Although I would have preferred to avoid the uncertainty of the last two months, December’s two-month extension of the payroll tax holiday, the “doc fix,” and unemployment benefits was better than nothing. I am grateful the President and the Senate have finally agreed to the certainty provided by the full-year extension, which will soon be signed into law by the President.

We have a responsibil...

the links are up top

[+] -7 points by DKAtoday (33802) from Coon Rapids, MN 9 years ago

OK.

This is another good reason to have access to Facebook pages. We can praise good things and ask WTF about the bad things. It is up to us to use our ability to communicate and lobby by calling out the good and calling out the bad. This will always be the case with any elected official.

People sound off!

[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 9 years ago

thank you

[+] -5 points by DKAtoday (33802) from Coon Rapids, MN 9 years ago

I wanted to make sure that you saw this: ( my follow-up to the Congressman's post )

Congressman Mo Brooks Today I voted against H.R. 3630, the payroll tax holiday bill, in an effort to protect America from spiraling further into debt. Our government can no longer afford to advocate reckless spending and I will continue to fight for fiscal responsibility every chance I get. Rep. Brooks Votes to Protect America's Solvency www.youtube.com Like · · Share · February 17 at 3:48pm ·

102 people like this. 11 shares Write a comment...

My comment on this post by the Congressman is as follows: When you talk about a payroll tax holiday. Do you mean for the rich and the unbelievably profitable business's, like the oil industry's unbelievable billions of dollars per quarter profits? The voters ( citizens of the USA ) are very interested. I mean surely your not talking about ending tax cuts on those who are struggling to eat and keep a roof over their heads!

What might you want to ask the Congressman?

[-] 1 points by GirlFriday (17435) 9 years ago

I love the comment!

[+] -6 points by DKAtoday (33802) from Coon Rapids, MN 9 years ago

It is fun, asking questions in public.

[+] -6 points by DKAtoday (33802) from Coon Rapids, MN 9 years ago

No. Thank you. Valid point brought to light. Many will say they support something because of the popularity it may grant them, and then do something else which is reprehensible figuring that they have covered their ass.

This would be a good place to ask the Congressman what he means by the tax holiday.

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Congressman-Mo-Brooks/155220881193244?sk=wall

Is he talking about the perpetual holiday of the rich (?) or what?

[+] -5 points by DKAtoday (33802) from Coon Rapids, MN 9 years ago

Congressman Mo Brooks Today I voted against H.R. 3630, the payroll tax holiday bill, in an effort to protect America from spiraling further into debt. Our government can no longer afford to advocate reckless spending and I will continue to fight for fiscal responsibility every chance I get. Rep. Brooks Votes to Protect America's Solvency www.youtube.com Like · · Share · February 17 at 3:48pm ·

102 people like this.
    11 shares
Write a comment...

My comment on this post by the Congressman is as follows: When you talk about a payroll tax holiday. Do you mean for the rich and the unbelievably profitable business's, like the oil industry's unbelievable billions of dollars per quarter profits? The voters ( citizens of the USA ) are very interested. I mean surely your not talking about ending tax cuts on those who are struggling to eat and keep a roof over their heads!

What might you want to ask the Congressman?

[-] 1 points by GirlFriday (17435) 9 years ago

How he intends to answer the questions that are already there.

He won't.

[+] -6 points by DKAtoday (33802) from Coon Rapids, MN 9 years ago

Does not hurt to let him know that we are watching.

[-] 0 points by GirlFriday (17435) 9 years ago

Absolutely.

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[-] 0 points by Nevada1 (5843) 9 years ago

Hi DKA. Excellent. Best Regards, Nevada

[+] -6 points by DKAtoday (33802) from Coon Rapids, MN 9 years ago

Thanks for stopping by. Common cause is catching on.

[-] -3 points by DKAtoday (33802) from Coon Rapids, MN 9 years ago

205,557 signatures so far for Bernie Sanders petition as of 9:59am central time 02/22/2012

http://sanders.enews.senate.gov/mail/util.cfm?mailaction=clickthru&gpiv=2100081904.557411.411&gen=1&mailing_linkid=34578

Support this along with OSTA !!!!!!!!!

[+] -5 points by DKAtoday (33802) from Coon Rapids, MN 9 years ago

Campaign Finance Reform Petitions.

Open the link and scroll down, there are a few pages on the link to cover the state by state petition and the start of the listing can move down as other petitions are created on the site.

Here you go.

Campaign Finance reform: scroll through or enter "Campaign Finance reform" in the search bar on the site's screen. Plenty of reform petitions to take part in.

http://www.change.org/petitions#search/campaign%20finance%20reform/2

Unite in support of common cause to win.

[+] -5 points by DKAtoday (33802) from Coon Rapids, MN 9 years ago

What would you say in your letter?

This is the letter that I sent using https://secure.downsizedc.org/etp/obey-the-constitution/ :

End Earmarks. Clean-up legislation and remove the temptation to be corrupt or to be corrupted. If legislation is good it should pass on it's own merits. Good legislation should not be used to attach bad legislation to it. Clean-up Government, the people have had enough with abuse and lip service, hence the Occupy and 99% movements among other voices beginning to speak-up. Return government to the people where it belongs.

[+] -5 points by DKAtoday (33802) from Coon Rapids, MN 9 years ago

Reduce Fossil fuel dependence now. Push for the elimination of Fossil Fuel.

This is what I am talking about. A clean future to be implemented NOW!

Thanks for the link 1 points by ClearView (43)

http://www.hopewellproject.org/ People send this link viral!!!!!!!!!!!

This is what I am talking about when I say we need to push for a new clean fuel base, to save our world and end fossil fuel dependence.

[-] -2 points by KochRocks (-70) 9 years ago

Oh no the Global warming is making me choke!!!!!! ugh ugh ugh

[-] 4 points by shadz66 (19985) 9 years ago

Naah !! That'll be The Kochs !!!

[+] -4 points by KochRocks (-70) 9 years ago

Where is little pee pants Zendog???? He must still be on the couch licking his wounds from the conservatives kicking his ass on here

[-] 3 points by GirlFriday (17435) 9 years ago

You know what is great about your post?

It is the realization that you need multiple IDs. You are not half the man that he is. Your just pissed because he kept verbally smacking you in your Koch sucking mouth.

[-] -2 points by KochRocks (-70) 9 years ago

girlFriday and zenFaggot are the same person

[-] 2 points by GirlFriday (17435) 9 years ago

No. Although, that is a very nice try.

[-] -3 points by DKAtoday (33802) from Coon Rapids, MN 9 years ago

Ah the new troll in town? Or a resident troll using an appropriate name change?

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[-] 3 points by GirlFriday (17435) 9 years ago

I vote for the resident troll using an appropriate name change. It just sent me an email: KochRocks No Profile Information

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KochRocks said 0 minutes ago at Feb. 22, 2012, 11:43 a.m. EST (delete) Where is little pee pants Zendog???? He must still be on the couch licking his wounds from the conservatives kicking his ass on here

[+] -5 points by DKAtoday (33802) from Coon Rapids, MN 9 years ago

It's really funny how much the trolls miss the ZenDog. I miss his input too. I think the trolls miss baiting him though. They still generally got more then they bargained for when he would respond to baiting.

[-] 2 points by GirlFriday (17435) 9 years ago

They do miss him. The great thing is that the more they push against him, the more it becomes obvious whom they represent. For all the IDs they are very transparent. Zen scared the crap out of them.

[+] -4 points by KochRocks (-70) 9 years ago

Oh ya the bearded psycho libtard loser really scared us bwaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa hahahhahahahahahahhahahahahahhahahahahaha bwaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

[-] 1 points by shoozTroll (17632) 9 years ago

Oh look!

Another Crackhead that can't spell.

[-] -3 points by KochRocks (-70) 9 years ago

The spelling of LIBTARD is correct, loser

[-] 1 points by shoozTroll (17632) 9 years ago

Wow!!!!

You're really clever, for a crackhead. that's not saying much, but what can you expect?

Originality, isn't what "conservatives" do.

[+] -4 points by DKAtoday (33802) from Coon Rapids, MN 9 years ago

Yep. Frustrated them all to hell and back. So they kept trying to put him down or tried to belittle his contributions. Pathetic and obvious. Yep attacking Zen they sure did come out into the light of day for all to see and recognize.

[-] 2 points by GirlFriday (17435) 9 years ago

I agree. When they couldn't dispute his arguments they tried to send the gazillion emails.

[+] -5 points by DKAtoday (33802) from Coon Rapids, MN 9 years ago

Yep. Really got under their scaly skin.

BTW: what do you think of my post on OSTA? and the other action links attached.

[-] 1 points by GirlFriday (17435) 9 years ago

I do not truck with Libertarians.

[+] -5 points by KochRocks (-70) 9 years ago

Does that mean that you do not do Libertarians at the truck stop???

[-] 1 points by GirlFriday (17435) 9 years ago

It means that the organization in the links is a Libertarian organization.

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