March 23, 2009

THE HOLLOW ARMY:

Congress isn't feeling much heat from Obama's 'army' (David Lightman and William Douglas, 3/23/09, McClatchy Newspapers)

President Barack Obama's army of canvassers fanned out across the nation over the weekend to drum up support for his $3.55 trillion budget, but they had no noticeable impact on members of Congress, who on Monday said they were largely unaware of the effort.

"News to me," said Rep. Lloyd Doggett, D-Texas, a House Budget Committee member, of the canvassing. Later, his staff said that his office had heard from about 100 voters. [...]

"How many of these folks have read the budget?" wondered Rep. Stephen Lynch, D-Mass., a House Financial Services Committee member.


Exactly the same number as congressmen have?

Posted by Orrin Judd at March 23, 2009 8:11 PM
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