Congress’ Unintended Stimulus

WorldNetDaily is reporting more than 8 million Pink Slips have been sent to Congress, and that for the second time, pink paper supplies have been wiped out.  At least one industry is receiving honest-to-God stimulus from Congress’ actions.

Pink-slipping Congress wipes out paper supplies
Mills ramping up to make more, all designated for campaign

For a second time, the supplies of pink paper have been wiped out across North America by a true grass-roots campaign to send pink slips to members of Congress, warning them against support for the health-care takeover, big spending, hate-crimes legislation and energy taxes.

WND got notification today of the shortage – which already is being resolved – from the printer of pink slips that have been streaming into Capitol Hill by the millions. The latest count was more than 8 million.

“The WND pink slip campaign has wiped out ALL Hammermill pink paper supplies in North America,” said a campaign official. “All pink paper resources throughout the country were pooled to ship to our printer for production of pink slips.

“Other than small quantities already in stock at print shops and retail outlets, no other pink paper is available for purchase since it is currently on backorder,” the official continued.

“Hammermill’s mills are ramping up to manufacture more pink paper, ALL designated for WND.”

The campaign, however, had stockpiled enough paper for the most recent deluge of pink slips, and the new manufacturing efforts are expected in time to meet the next surge, officials confirmed.

“We’ll go outside the U.S., if necessary,” to get enough supplies, said Joseph Farah, founder and CEO of WND.

Farah, who organized the campaign with WND columnist Janet Porter, says the campaign has been picking up since a half-dozen members of Congress held a press conference recently to announce their support of the effort – an event that was covered widely by television and print reporters.

For just $29.95 you can send an individualized notice to every member of Congress in the form of a “pink slip.”

Reps. Trent Franks, R-Ariz., Steve King, R-Iowa, Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., and Louis Gohmert, R-Texas, held a press conference with Farah and Porter outside the Capitol. The lawmakers praised the program and said it is producing results – changing the minds of some members who were backing House and Senate leadership initiatives and bolstering the conviction of those who oppose them.

“It’s an amazing feat, to get that many slips to Congress,” Rep. Steven King, R-Iowa, told WND. “If you look through them, you can index each one back to an individual. That’s powerful. There is a person behind each one of the slips.”

In addition, Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C., was interviewed about the campaign by Fox News Channel’s Greta Van Susteren.

“This is putting everyone on notice,” he said. “And I think this is what the American people have been doing for months now, saying if you keep spending and borrowing, you’re going to get fired.”

Reps. Tom Price, R-Ga., and Todd Akin, R-Mo., have also vocally supported the campaign.

Congress members are “talking about it, but they’re only talking about it behind closed doors and in the elevators as they go up and down and in very whispered tones,” said Price. “Because, what you hear are people saying, ‘How many of those did you get or how many people came to your office today? And what are you going to do and how are you going to vote on this?'”

Akin said: “The pink slip campaign serves as a good reminder of the unavoidable fact that every member of Congress answers to their constituents and that they ignore their voices at their own peril.”

The program was launched by WND to allow Americans to send pink slips to every member of Congress for a price of just $29.95. It warns members of the U.S. House and Senate that they could be facing a “pink slip” as early as 2010 if they vote for more spending, socialized medicine, cap-and-trade legislation and a hate-crimes measure.

The most recent paper shortage was the second occurrence. In the first week of the campaign, paper suppliers reported the campaign had completely tapped the nation’s reserves of 8.5 x 11 inch pink paper. As the last full pallet of pink paper was delivered to the printer, new supplies had to be ordered and manufactured.

The “Send Congress a Pink Slip” campaign ensures that a brief but poignant message will be delivered by Fed Ex to all 535 members of the House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate – all for a remarkably low price based on economies of scale.

The cost of each message translates to 6 cents per message – shipped by Fed Ex.

3 thoughts on “Congress’ Unintended Stimulus”

  1. I am so happy that people continue to support this effort, it is amazing since this program has been going on for awhile.

    I hope those traitors in DC are swamped with pink paper, if they ever thought the American public was not pissed to their very core this should certainly send the message.

    • Kath – they don’t get it. They believe that they are impenetrable and totally safe. They really do. I believe their “fear” of not being re-elected is faked too. There are just too many stupid and lazy Americans that want somebody else to make the decisions. Part of the reason I dislike organized religion. A person has quite a large screw loose when they can’t distinguish right from wrong and then have the courage to walk in the light. Maybe I’m just an anomoly – my spousal unit tells me I am a freak of nature all the time. 😉

      • Diamond maybe I am in a different place but I know in the past they believed that “they are impenetrable and totally safe” but that was when no one really was fighting back. I think and maybe I am wrong they just do not know how to reply to an organized effort on the scale of the pink slip movement or the tea parties or the town halls, this is all foreign to them. I could be foolish but they are feeling the push back if they choose to deny it that is at their own peril, once again just my opinion.

        I also stay away from organized religion, too many years Catholic to even explain why. But that does not at all impact my believes and convictions. I do believe they can not tell right from wrong but I think they are getting the message that all is not well in DC land, at least as far as the voters are concerned.

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