How you & I can help Congress avert Economic crisis—now.

Via Waylon Lewis
on Jul 25, 2011
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Update: Line-by-line corrections on Boehner’s speech.

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“What I heard tonight.”

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Total cost of Bush’s new policies: $5 trillion. Total cost of Obama’s new policies: $1.4 trillion.

Not just great because we can meet our responsibilities…great because we can still come together as a nation in times of crisis.

A More Perfect Union

(video at bottom may be better synced).


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do what the man says! WRITE TO YOUR CONGRESSMAN.

call in the morning. John Boehner 202-225-6205 Eric Cantor-202-225-2815

call! A call is noticed more than an e-mail…

List of Representative

List of Senators


President Obama Addresses the Nation on Dangers of Default

July 25, 2011 | 14:48 | Public Domain

With eight days until our nation faces an unprecedented financial crisis, the President addressed the nation on the consequences the stalemate in Congress could have on the stability of our economy.


About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


10 Responses to “How you & I can help Congress avert Economic crisis—now.”

  1. elephantjournal says:

    Using Reagan against the GOP:

  2. elephantjournal says:

    Here's a link to Boehner's speech:

  3. caleb says:

    I just contacted Polis' office today asking perhaps an obvious question (he is the or one of the wealthiest members of congress and voted to expend the bush era tax cuts): "why do you not support the plan addressed here for spending cuts and taxes for the rich/corporations, rather insist on spending cuts, internet gambling, and marijuana to fill the void?" The phone was busy and the official website down, but was able to post to his Facebook page. Finally got through. They said they'd get back to me. Any thoughts, Ele?

  4. Shared! Tried to call but the VM box was full. Sent an email. The suspense is killing me.

  5. elephantjournal says:

    Here's a list of the representatives in Congress who are refusing to raise the debt ceiling, and holding the economy (and our future) hostage on behalf of the wealthy and their corporations.

    The White House servers are at this time down – so Call. If the D.C. Phone lines are jammed or down, google the representative's district office phone numbers and call that.

    Some of these people have Twitter – find them.

    If you have a fax machine – use it.

    Below I've chased down some of the contact information from Ohio and Florida representatives – as swing-state representatives facing difficult elections, it may be easier to scare them into changing direction.

    If you only have the time to call a couple of people, don't start at the top of the list – mix it up. We need to show power through numbers.

    They are predicted to start making major votes on this issue tomorrow. Call today.

    [Edit for more info – courtesy of l33tb3rt ]

    Find your personal Rep at – check the top link to see if they've signed the pledge.

    Rep. Jean Schmidt Phone: (202) 225-3164 Toll Free: (800) 784-6366 Fax: (202) 225-1992

    Rep. Bob Latta Telephone: 202-225-6405

    Rep. Pat Tiberi Phone: (202) 225-5355 Fax: (202) 226-4523

    Rep. Michael Turner Telephone: 202-225-6465

    Rep. Steven LaTourette Phone: (202) 225-5731

    Rep. Steve Stivers Phone: (202) 225-2015 Fax: (202) 225-3529

    Rep. Jim Renacci Phone: 202-225-3876.

    Rep. Bob Gibbs Phone: (202) 225-6265

    Rep. Jeff Miller Phone:(202) 225-4136

    Rep. Steve Southerland Phone: 202-225-5235

    Rep. Ander Crenshaw Phone:202-225-2501 Fax: 202-225-2504

    Rep. Richard Nugent Phone: (202) 225-1002

    Rep. Cliff Stearns Phone: 202-225-5744 Fax: 202-225-3973 Twitter: @repcliffstearns

    Rep: John Mica Phone: (202) 225-4035 Fax: (202) 226-0821

    Rep. Daniel Webster Phone: (202) 225-2176 Fax (202) 225-0999

    Rep. Gus Bilirakis Phone: 202-225-5755

    Rep. Bill Young Phone:202-225-5961 Fax: 202-225-9764

    Rep. Dennis Ross Phone: 202-225-1252 FL Office Phone: 863-644-8215

    Rep. Vern Buchanan Phone: (202) 225-5015

    Rep. Connie Mack Phone:202-225-2536 Fax: 202-226-0439 Twitter:@ConnieMackIV

    Rep. Bill Posey Phone: 202-225-3671 Fax: 202-225-3516 Twitter:@congbillposey

    Rep Tom Rooney Phone:202-225-5792 Fax: 202-225-3132 Twitter: @TomRooney

    Rep. Jo Bonner Office No: (251)690-2811 or (800)288-8721

    Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Phone:202-225-3931 Fax: 202-225-5620 Twitter: @RosLehtinen

    Rep. Lincoln Diaz-Balart DC Office Phone: 202-225-4211 FL Office Phone: 305-470-8555

    Rep. Allen West DC Office Phone: 202-225-3026 FL Office Phone: 866-713-7303

    Rep. Sandy Adams Phone:202-225-2706 Fax: 202-226-6299

    Rep. David Rivera Phone: (202) 225-2778

    Rep. Martha Roby Phone: (202) 225-2901 Fax: (202) 225-8913

    Rep. Mike Rogers Phone: (202) 225-3261 Fax: (202) 226-8485

    Rep. Steve Chabot Phone: (202) 225-2216 Fax: (202) 225-3012

  6. elephantjournal says:

    That comes via Reddit.

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