Friday, April 15, 2016

You deserve a refund

Organizing for Action
Diane --

If I told you that you were paying for something that wasn't getting the job done, wouldn't you want your money back? That's exactly what's happening in the Senate right now.

Since the very first day that a vacancy opened on the Supreme Court, Senate Republicans -- led by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley -- have openly and unashamedly declared that they would refuse to do their job of considering President Obama's Supreme Court nominee, no matter who it was. They crossed their arms, turned their backs, and ignored their constitutional responsibility.

Our senators are paid by our tax dollars. By Tax Day on Monday, American taxpayers will have spent more than $86 million to support Senators McConnell, Grassley, and their do-nothing caucus.

We deserve a refund.

Senators need to do their jobs -- add your name in support of a fair hearing and a timely up-or-down vote on Judge Merrick Garland.

This kind of obstruction of the Supreme Court nomination process has never been an issue before, because it's never happened before. President Obama is the first president in recent history to have his Supreme Court nominee completely and deliberately ignored by Senate leaders. This is unprecedented -- and the Senate's unwillingness to act is unacceptable.

What's even crazier is that nearly everybody agrees that the nominee, Judge Garland, is a highly qualified candidate. Members of both parties have widely praised him for being smart and fair -- exactly the kind of public servant they would want on the Supreme Court. There's no legitimate basis for this kind of obstruction.

When taxpayer-funded politicians act like children and refuse to do their jobs, they ought to pay us back for the $1.3 million we're paying for them every single day -- until they do the job they're paid to do.

If you think Senate leaders should do their jobs, add your name:

Thanks for speaking up,


Jack Shapiro
Director of Policy and Campaigns
Organizing for Action

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