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  •  I am a bit ashamed (2+ / 0-)
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    lostboyjim, JerryNA

    But I just figured out the other day my rep is probably extremely important in this. I am used to having Joe Sestak and was paying so much attention to the senatorial race I didn't realize I have Patrick Meehan now and his seat is in jeopardy. I am trying to put together what exactly to say to him when I call because I am not as polished as you. I am trying to go on unemployment and/or food stamps right now bc I only get about 20 hrs a week with my temp agency and this week I didn't get anything. (It's a long story) so I am really terrified of the government defaulting. Should i say that?

    "Disappointment is anger for wimps," -Dr. Gregory House

    by freakofsociety on Sun Oct 13, 2013 at 08:44:27 AM PDT

    •  Before you call Meehan, take a look at his House (2+ / 0-)
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      freakofsociety, JerryNA

      webpage if you can.

      http://meehan.house.gov/

      Drilling down into the specifics on his record, there was a big vote on food stamps in the House on September 19.

      Meehan was one of 15 Republicans who broke from the party line and voted with the Democrats against a cut in the program.  Here's a link to the roll call vote so that you can see that.

      http://clerk.house.gov/...

      That doesn't make Meehan a liberal but it's important to understand that some members cross party lines in both directions.  In the Northeast there are a few Republicans here and there who are more progressive than certain Democrats elsewhere.  

      Asking for an explanation of positions is a way to start the conversation.

      There is no existence without doubt.

      by Mark Lippman on Sun Oct 13, 2013 at 01:43:32 PM PDT

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