Billed as a “House Call” by average Americans, tomorrow’s visit to Washington, D.C. to walk the halls of Congress and speak directly to representatives about the intrusive efforts of the federal government to screw up health care has not exactly garnered the attention of the big TEA Parties … but my mom is going anyway and she’s going to try to call into the show tomorrow with a report.
Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) quickly put together this event last week suggesting Americans join her for a press conference outside the Capital Building. After, she plans to lead the crowd into the hallowed halls to start knocking on some doors.
Update: I’ve added the audio from the interview here, but we have another new post up too.[audio:https://radioviceonline.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/20091105-mcgough-dc-mall.mp3]
When asked if her boss was really calling for in-the-hall confrontations, Bachmann spokeswoman Debbee Keller said: “It’s clear that e-mails and phone calls are being ignored by the majority, so Congresswoman Bachmann is asking anyone who can come to Washington to speak with their representative to do so. Perhaps a reminder of the face-to-face discussions they had at town hall meetings over the summer will help them realize that their constituents need them to vote no on this really bad health care reform bill.”
So the event, which does not have an official Web site or anything, will be attended by Mark Levin and other conservatives. My mom will be calling in sometime around 11:35 a.m. ET (hopefully) and the event is scheduled to kick off at noon. I’ve asked her to take plenty of pictures. If you’re planning to attend and have a report, give the show a call at 1 (800) 966-9842 between 9 a.m. and noon ET. You can e-mail pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org. (We normally do not monitor that box, but I’ll watch for good photos tomorrow through 2 p.m. ET.)
If you happen to run into Levin, have him contact me via the Contact Us page. I’ve been trying to buy him a drink and pick his brain for years…
Health Care “House Call” on Washington Press Conference, with Republican members of Congress, actor Jon Voight, radio host Mark Levin, and others.
Thursday, November 5, 2009 from noon to 2 p.m. ET
West Front of the U.S. Capitol (House Side)
Congresswoman Michele Bachmann released the following statement as the House of Representatives approaches a vote on the Democrats’ health care reform proposal:
“The American people spoke loud and clear at town hall meetings all across the country throughout August. But, it would appear that Congress didn’t hear a word they had to say. The Democrats’ latest health care proposal unveiled late last week may be packaged a little differently, but it’s the same old bad bill as before.
“This bill is a trillion-dollar, budget-busting, government takeover of our health care system. It will put bureaucrats between people and their health care. It will lead to rationed care, hurting the most vulnerable amongst us first. It will break the bank, leaving our children to pay the bill with diminished freedoms and dwindling prosperity.
“The American people need to stand up again and make sure that Congress hears them this time. Speaker Pelosi is putting her bill on fast track to a vote – and it remains to be seen if the House will even get a chance to vote on the commonsense Republican alternatives. The people need to make a House Call on Washington this week and tell their Representatives to vote no to a government take-over of one-fifth of our economy. This is gangster government at its worst.
“I urge all Americans to come to Washington this Thursday. Come and meet up with your Representative and tell them that you want to control your health care.”