Thursday, November 17, 2005

Taxpayers 1, Legislators ZIP



We won! We called, we wrote letters, some of us, like dddragon, went down to the Capitol Building and protested, and son of a gun, we got them to repeal the big raise they gave themselves.

Of course, they are still the fourth highest paid jerks in the lawmaking world, but we did knock'em down two pegs.

I give big credit to the Harrisburg Patriot News for this. The paper in Philadelphia didn't do diddley squat to help.

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19 comments:

Doug said...

Congratulations. DIdn't Dddragon have a quote of the speaker saying it wouldn't be repealed about a week ago? As our Governor would say "It's Fahntahstic vat kon hoppen ven you go to de peepul!"

AP3 said...

Awesome! Well done, y'all!

GodlessMom said...

Very, very cool! Good job!

Jamie Dawn said...

Power to the people!

Monique said...

Yay! People can make a difference!

Doug said...

Pol tipping is a hobby I can get behind. Cows have souls.

Keith said...

Good on yer! I was just coming over to your blog from mine anyway.

Can you write one of your effective letters to OUR local council? They keep increasing the taxes from poor pensioners (like me!) to pay for their "cultural visits" and banquets etc., not to mention their retirement pensions!

mireille said...

WOW. that is absolutely amazing. just amazing. Are you ready to tackle the federal government now? xoxo

Saur♥Kraut said...

Yay! go TEAM! Now here is a rare reversal!

BarbaraFromCalifornia said...

Yay....You go dddraggon, every word can and does count.

Thank you for all your kind thoughts and words on my blog.

Minka said...

Doug, it is not nice making fun of foreigners and their accents ;)
But congrats all the same. It is noce to see that people are still involved in making politics!

Sar said...

Woo hoo!!! TLP, that's fantastic!

Dddragon, let's you and me take on DC! Hey, that rhymes & it's kinda catchy -- that could be our slogan!

Taking it to the people, let's you and me take on DC.

(Paid for by the Dddragon & Sar '08 campaign committee.)

Doug said...

Monika, I vould nevah do dat, m├Ądchen.

The Lazy Iguana said...

GO FOR BLOOD! Kick em while they are down! Eye gouge! Aim your foot to the naughty parts!

Mercy is for the weak. Vote em all out anyway.

schnoodlepooh said...

Wow. Good for you. I don't think that happens too often.

actonbell said...

I agree that the Patriot News did GOOD.
And let's remember that Philthydelphians are a cynical crowd! They're used to this kind of crap.

Fred said...

I'm going to use this in my class to show the kids what political activists are, and how voices actually are sometimes heard in a democracy.

Great story.

Tan Lucy Pez said...

As an update, we have every intention of staying on this. Don't know if we can vote some of them out, but we will be trying to do just that.

lula said...

You go girls! Show them we won't take it!