SATURDAY MESSAGE: Good Morning Twitteristas! Since it’s Saturday, I’ll keep it short. Members of Congress just went on a week-long recess. That means most of these lawmakers will be in their home town areas, holding town hall meetings, attending public civic events, visiting businesses, and conducting downtown tours. This is your PRIME opportunity to tell your member of Congress to STOP the BigTobacco bailout in the highway bill. It’s a money grab by Big Tobacco, a tax hike on small business, and a job killer.
YOUR MESSAGE: If you’re up to Tweeting and Facebooking, it’s time to talk to every member of Congress (your member, members listed below, other members) and tell them:
NO new taxes. NO job killing regs. NO special favors. Tell Congress: STOP the BigTobacco bailout in the highway bill.
|Here’s an excerpt from a blog item posted on The Hill newspaper talking about the people whose staff members are ALREADY WORKING on the details of a final Federal highway bill. We must mount pressure on them to drop the Senate provision reclassifying small smoke shops as “manufacturing facilities.” Letting Big Tobacco pull that kind of move on a highway bill is disgusting and wrong. And if Big Tobacco succeeds, we’ll all be forced back into filling their pockets with our hard-earned money, paying for their crappy, tasteless product.
The people closest to the highway bill right now (from The Hill newspaper):