From LaFerla for Congress:
The display between the House and Senate would be embarrassing if it were not so harmful to the country’s economic recovery. Over 800,000 federal workers are not being paid because Congress failed to do its job. Closings and furloughs are directly hurting many middle class families. Suffering caused willfully by a handful of radical right wing Republicans, including our representative: Congressman Andy Harris.
“The Republicans say they are listening to the American people by delaying Obamacare. But if they were, they would hear almost 70% of Americans saying that a government shutdown is a bad idea and not the solution to our problems,” said Dr. John LaFerla, Congressional Candidate, Maryland District 1.
Dr. LaFerla continued, saying: “The fact is that Congress has not done its job, but they continue to collect a paycheck. Something is very wrong with this picture.”
For each day this shutdown continues, members of Congress will continue to get paid while thousands of their constituents scramble to make ends meet. Dr. John LaFerla calls on Congressman Harris and his counterparts to forego their paychecks to truly understand the consequences of their actions.
“It’s past time for the political games to stop. Real people are being hurt by the political grandstanding. Call Andy Harris and tell him to end the obstruction and forfeit his paycheck until the government is running again,” said LaFerla.
Congressman Harris can be reached in Washington, DC: (202) 225-5311; or at his district offices: (410) 643-5425 or (443) 944-8624.