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.

Alert: America Runs Out Of Pink Paper

Alert: America Runs Out Of Pink Paper

PinkDoctwoIt is always a good day when the economy is being stimulated by the  necessity for the manufacture of pink paper for pink slips for the Congress.  You have to wonder what is going to happen when an organization with millions of members joins the petition drive.

Last week, suppliers of paper to the campaign reported the campaign had completely tapped the nation’s supply 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.

Here is the whole story, and H/T to ready Kathy for lighting a fire in comments to get me to write this post!

Reinforcements coming for ‘pink slips’ campaign
American Family Association to join effort to warn Congress

WASHINGTON – As the first 2.5 million “pink slips” make their way to Congress, warning representatives and senators they will not be returned to office if they continue to flout American values, reinforcements are on their way.

The powerful American Family Association will begin promoting the campaign beginning Friday, according to Joseph Farah, editor and chief executive officer of WND.

In just 11 days, the campaign to send “pink slips” to Congress has resulted in an unprecedented and historic effort that has generated more than 2.5 million individually addressed notices to all members of the House and Senate – proving, once again, that Americans are mobilized to take action to stop Washington’s plans for bigger, more expensive and more intrusive government.

The “pink slips” specifically warn that senders will oppose in the next election any member of Congress who votes for more spending, intrusive legislation that restricts personal freedom and more big government programs.

WND announced the “Send Congress a Pink Slip” campaign just 11 days ago with a stated goal of 5 million notices, individually addressed, personalized with sender’s name and address and delivered to all members of Congress by Fed Ex.

“I just confirmed with top officials at the American Family Association that they will be enlisting millions of their own members to support this effort,” said Farah. “If there were any doubts about the impact of this campaign on Congress before, I think they will soon be dispelled.”

Last week, suppliers of paper to the campaign reported the campaign had completely tapped the nation’s supply 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.

“It’s our version of a stimulus program,” said Farah.

“We set a goal of 5 million pink slips to members of Congress,” she said. “It looks like we were too conservative in our projections. We will likely surpass that goal. I’m sure this has never been done before – and we’re just getting started. This is unprecedented. It’s a new record for getting the attention of Congress in such a short span of time.”

Porter said the highest priority of members of Congress is re-election. The campaign is designed to put them on notice their hopes of staying in Washington are fading fast.

“There is a revolution brewing across this country,” she said. “People are angry about losing their country and they are ready for action. This campaign is just the latest evidence.”

“I believe this is already the most successful grass-roots effort in history,” said Porter. “After all the town halls and tea parties and the massive demonstration in Washington, Congress still hasn’t gotten the message. Now it’s time to show them just how serious we are with a message aimed at what they most care about – getting re-elected.”

The “pink slip” officials are getting is a warning that they work for the taxpayers. It lists four key issues that are deemed unacceptable to participants.

  • government health care
  • cap and trade
  • “hate crimes”
  • any more spending

“If you vote for any of these, your real pink slip will be issued in the next election,” it warns.

The program permits participants to Fed Ex 535 individually addressed messages to members of Congress, each one with the name and address of the sender for a total price of $29.95.

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