On Wednesday, August 9, 2017, the Freedom Caucus, a group consisting of conservative and libertarian members of the United States House of Representatives filed a discharge petition in attempt to bring a bill to the House floor for a clean repeal of Obamacare. If they are able to gain 218 signatures on the petition it would force a discharge of the committee and bring the bill straight to the House floor for a vote, even though according to Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio, the House leadership is not interested in a clean repeal of Obamacare. What? Is that not what they have been promising and campaigning on since the AHCA was rammed down our throats?
To say that many Americans are angry with the inaction of Congress and its failure to repeal Obamacare is an understatement. I have searched the thesaurus in attempt to find a word that would more accurately describe the feelings that I, and many Americans, are experiencing over this pathetic political game being played at our expense, but, none seem to really cover it. As our representatives seem loath to act, we the people are going to have to get off of our own little soap boxes and take some action. We have to act now, this cannot wait for the ballot box next year. Below you will find a link that will tell you who your representatives are and how to contact them. Please, contact your representatives, call them, email them, flood them on social media, tell them to keep their promise and to sign the discharge petition. They made a promise to their constituents when they asked for their votes, let them know that we expect them to keep that promise and do their job, that this is their last chance to show the people they can and will do the job they were elected to do.
We the people are their boss, time to make that crystal clear to them and let them know that they can expect pink slips if they are unable to perform the job they signed up for. The time for whining and complaining about Congress is over, if we do not take action now then we will never take the power back from the Washington elites. Are you willing to take a stand and be heard? This is your test, this is the test for the American people that will tell the establishment just how much we are willing to sit back and let them get away with. Tell them they are failing us. Are you ready and willing to turn the tables on Washington and take our power back, or are you satisfied with sitting back and doing nothing while they continue to bring about the biggest fears of the founding fathers? Our representatives are failing us, are we going to fail each other as well?