I went to a rally on Saturday. It was held in front of the local office of Representative Jim Gerlach (R). He represents the Pennsylvania 6th Congressional District. Of course, neither Jim nor his staff were there as they don’t work on weekends. The Republicans in Congress want us to work until we are 70 years old before we can collect our Social Security retirement money. On the other hand, they only want to work 1/3 of the year and still collect full pay and full benefits.
Rep. Jim Gerlach was re-elected in November and that is because he tells his constituents that he is a “moderate”. That’s bullsh*t. He is a placeholder for Republican votes and he votes as he is told to vote by the House Speaker, John Boehner. Gerlach voted to dismantle Medicare and Medicaid yet the local press was silent about his vote. His opponent didn’t have much money and he had a large territory to cover to get name recognition. The media area is the greater Philadelphia area which makes it expensive to advertise. Rep. Jim Gerlach refused to debate his opponent because he didn’t want anyone to know anything about his opponent, Manan Trivedi. As for town hall meetings, they are held via the telephone because Gerlach does not want to be confronted by unhappy constituents. Yeah, I’ll say it. Rep. Jim Gerlach is a coward.
Enough of my rambling. Here is a picture of the poster that I was holding. H/T to Outstandinginthefield for the wording and thank you to everyone else for your good ideas. I will hold onto those for possible use at another time.
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(this is cross posted at Pennsylvania for Change)