Your Elected Members Of Congress At Work….Telemarketing?

CBS News – 60 Minutes: “The following is a script from “Dialing for Dollars” which aired on April 24, 2016.”

“The American public has a low opinion of Congress. Only 14 percent think it’s doing a good job. But Congress has excelled in one way. Raising money. Members of Congress raised more than a billion dollars for their 2014 election. And they never stop.

Nearly every day, they spend hours on the phone asking supporters and even total strangers for campaign donations — hours spent away from the jobs they were elected to do.

[David Jolly 2014 special election victory speech: Tonight is not about claiming victory. Tonight is about committing to service.]

Florida Republican David Jolly won a special election to Congress in March 2014. Facing a reelection bid that November, he was happy to get a lesson in fundraising from a member of his party’s leadership. But he was surprised by what he learned.

Rep. David Jolly: We sat behind closed doors at one of the party headquarter back rooms in front of a white board where the equation was drawn out. You have six months until the election. Break that down to having to raise $2 million in the next six months. And your job, new member of Congress, is to raise $18,000 a day. Your first responsibility is to make sure you hit $18,000 a day.”

Read more and view “Dialing for Dollars” HERE.

Published in: on April 25, 2016 at 9:27 pm  Leave a Comment  

RONALD REAGAN LIBRARY DOCUMENTATION REGARDING PRESIDENT REAGAN’S DESIRE TO MEET WITH CHARLOTTE THOMSON ISERBYT, FORMER SENIOR POLICY ADVISOR, U.S. DEPT. OF EDUCATION, 1981-1982

It is important that as many Americans as possible have access to information in this 8-page packet sent to Charlotte from the Ronald Reagan Library in response to her recent request for information regarding “what happened to my letter to President Reagan regarding the need to abolish the U.S. Dept. of Education?”

Americans concerned over the deplorable situation in education should see the handwritten note from the President to the White House Chief of Staff Edwin A. Meese III stating he wanted to meet with her. Her letter and the President’s note to Meese were evidently thrown in the trash, thereby laying to rest the promise made by Reagan to abolish the Dept. of Education.

View Ronald Reagan Library Packet, click here.

Charlotte Thomson Iserbyt
Former Senior Policy Advisor
U.S. Department of Education

Published in: on April 25, 2016 at 2:56 pm  Leave a Comment  
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