Angry calls, e-mails & tweets wallop DC
New York Post
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
WASHINGTON — Americans are fed up, and they’re letting Congress have it.
Furious over the bipartisan foot-dragging on the nation’s debt crisis, the US public yesterday unleashed a massive barrage of phone calls, e-mails and even a nasty Twitter campaign, #F- -kYouWashington, to vent their fury over DC’s dithering.
The deluge was unleashed after President Obama called on Americans Monday night to phone their representatives and urge them to compromise on a deal that would raise the federal debt level and stave off the first US default in history.
The Capitol switchboard yesterday sent out an alert, warning of the heavy volume of calls that put the telephone system “near capacity” and suggesting that lawmakers use alternate lines as a backup.
This article was posted: Wednesday, July 27, 2011 at 7:35 am