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  •  I heard on tv/read a story the other day (can't (3+ / 0-)

    seem to find it now) where the President was pushing for something, student loan interest rate freeze, payroll tax cut extension, something, and he asked everyone to call, fax, and tweet members of Congress about it. The pressure was so great, esp. on freshmen republicans, that they not only begged him to stop, but also caved on the issue(s).

    I agree the President needs to know how we feel, but so do members of Congress on both sides if the aisle. Tea Partiers didn't just call their republican congress people, they harassed the hell out of voiced their opinions to Democratic ones also, too. And four years later many of them are still shaking in their boots. So, it can't hurt us to try.

    2012-2014 cannot be the same as 2009-2011. Our methods have to change in order to help bring about change. The labor unions said they learned their lesson. We need to learn one too.

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