Friday, October 11, 2013

Is Congress driving you to drink? Tell them

It’s usually not a good idea to make phone calls when you’re drunk (i.e. drunk dialing). But if the person you’re calling belongs to a dysfunctional political party that's driving America off a cliff, then we say go for it.

A new website called Drunk Dial Congress allows you to type in your phone number so you can be connected to a member of Congress.

But you’re encouraged to have a drink or two before laying in to lawmakers with some of these talking points: 

If you can yell at a Park Ranger after forcing the Government to shut down then I get to yell at you
How dare you not fund Veterans
You jerks are costing the country $12 million bucks per hour!
You guys aren't funding the police that are protecting you??? 
My grandma can't get her cancer treatment 
Why don't you make yourself useful and at least mow the lawn?
It’s only fair that Congress should hear from angry Americans -- especially during happy hour. Because, as the website points out, members of Congress were found boozing up right after they shut down the government and put 800,000 people out of work:
As Members of Congress quickly returned from their final symbolic, non-effective and otherwise useless votes to avert a government shutdown, the heavy drinking began. Reports of our representatives getting plastered on the government's dime -- the one we have left -- have come streaming in from witnesses all over Capitol Hill. 
And you certainly don’t have to be a furloughed government worker to be pissed off at Congress. The shutdown being orchestrated by anti-worker Republican extremists is hurting everything from veterans’ health care and workers’ rights to food and transportation safety.

Drunk Dial Congress also includes some interesting drink recipes. But while you're having fun, don't forget to enjoy some of the great brews made and distributed by Teamsters.

So drink up -- responsibly, of course -- and give Congress a piece of your mind.