More than 8100 people have signed up to attend a rally tomorrow entitled
"If Boehner shuts down the government I am taking my trash to his house"
According to The Hill
The group plans to protest outside the rented Washington brownstone of House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) in the case of a government shutdown.
It's a long way from Berkeley, CA to Washington, so I won't be attending. Still, it's probably not to late to Fedex some trash. Perhaps I could send them my shredded tax return. After all, if the Government shuts down, they won't be needing any money, right?
If you're in the DC area you can join them:
According to rally organizers Jonah Goodman and Nolan Treadway, the rally will begin Saturday at 9:30 a.m. near the Capitol South Metro stop.
The Facebook event claims, "You may know that Washington, DC residents pay taxes but have no voting representation in our Congress. What you may not realize though is that that body also has oversight and control over our city's budget and how we spend our local tax dollars. Many people are mistaking this for a protest over Congress not passing a budget. This isn't about that, but is a result of that. If the Federal Government shuts down Washington DC will not be able to spend money on non-essential services."
Certain non-essential city services, including residential trash collection in Washington D.C. would be temporarily halted during a shutdown.
It's truly unfortunate that trash collection in DC will be halted -- Congress will have to stay put.
Update: The trash talk may have to wait:
:45 p.m. ET - From CNN Senior White House Correspondent Ed Henry:
A senior Democratic source told CNN negotiators are now focusing on a proposal to keep the government open for three days while leaders try to finish a broader budget deal this weekend as a last-ditch effort to stave off a crisis.
Update: More than 8400 now signed up!