Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Obama Asked People Answered: House Lines Jammed

In Obama's speech last night (watch) he asked people to call their congress people and ask for a compromise. It worked. Boehner must be getting a lot of calls. As seen on Twitter from NBC's Kelly O'Donnell:
Notice going out around Hill: : "System Alert - House Telephone Circuits Near Capacity "
From the Hill:
House websites and telephone lines are getting jammed one day after President Obama asked voters to call their lawmakers.

Outside callers could expect to get a busy signal when contacting numbers on Capitol Hill, according to the House Call Center.

"Due to the high volume of external calls, House telephone circuits serving 202-225-XXXX phone numbers are near capacity resulting in outside callers occasionally getting busy signals," the Call Center said in an email to system administrators on Tuesday morning. "Outbound calls are unaffected," the email read.
Obama's trying to get a compromise, meanwhile Boehner's cuts might not be good enough for  the House of Tea Party, formerly the House of Representatives.