Tell Congress: No breaks until there’s a plan to defuse our ticking debt bomb
Monday, February 11 2013
To: John Boehner – Speaker of the House, Eric Cantor – House Majority Leader, Nancy Pelosi – House Minority Leader, Harry Reid – Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell – Senate Minority Leader
Until a deal is reached by both political parties to effectively address our federal government’s mounting debt, you should not take any more “breaks.” No more week long breaks for federal holidays, no two week breaks in the spring, and no month long break during August. Staying in Washington to fix our federal government’s financial problems should be your top priority. When I’m faced with a pressing problem at work, I buckle down, work harder, and get the job done. I just ask that you do the same.
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By signing this petition, you will join a growing movement of concerned citizens who have a simple request for Congress – please do your job. Congress can show America it’s serious about fixing our problems by at least showing up for work full time.
From February to May the Senate and the House will spend 5 weeks outside of Washington, D.C.
Meanwhile, America’s mounting debt threatens our collective future and the economic security of all our families. The debt impacts every issue Americans care about, including immigration, education, environmental issues, infrastructure, national security, or almost any other issue the federal government could address.
There are multiple reasons members of Congress might go home, but given the gravity of the problem, and the years that Congress has already delayed action, we believe nothing is more important than members staying in Washington and doing their jobs. The fundraisers can wait. Our nation’s ticking debt bomb can’t.
This petition is non-partisan and does not advocate any specific solution to our debt problems.