Kill the Bill Update

Folks: The enemy of our enemy is our friend. The “Club for Growth” is a conservative group that has a bit of influence among Republicans. They’ve announced they want Congress to oppose the highway bill. We’re GOOD WITH THAT!

This can help us. Spread the word that Club4Growth is “key voting” the highway bill. For those who don’t know, the Club for Growth is a very conservative organization and they’re dead set on getting Republicans who fail to stick to their principles out of office. This is good for us because that means a cross section of lawmakers will NOT want to upset the Club. It’s a long shot, but any port in a storm, right?

Here’s what the Club wrote:

KEY VOTE ALERT
“NO” ON THE HIGHWAY/STUDENT LOAN BILL

Judging from news reports, it appears that leadership in both chambers plans to airdrop the student loan bill (and possibly the flood insurance bill) into the Highway bill conference report. A vote could happen in the next couple of days.

The Club urges all members of Congress to vote against this bill. This will be a key vote on the Club’s 2012 congressional scorecard. We have already key-voted previous versions of the highway bill.

Our Congressional Scorecard for the 112th Congress provides a comprehensive rating of how well or how poorly each member of Congress supports pro-growth, free-market policies and will be distributed to our members and to the public.

Okay warriors, this is our last gambit. Make it count. Check out this list: http://clubforgrowth.org/projects/budgetcutscore/ and talk to each member from the top down. I’ll post some Twitter handles on my Twitter feed so keep an eye out.

I know this is a very tough time for you. Congress is trying to screw us over. Be strong, stay strong. This too shall pass… let’s make certain those who are double crossing us don’t get out without some figurative bruises.

– GR

 

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