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Easton Democrats Will Rally at Dent's Office

Group will present congressman with petitions asking him to cut a deal with their party on debt ceiling.

For the second time in two weeks, the battle over the debt ceiling will play out in front of U.S. Rep. Charlie Dent's office.

A group of Northampton County Democrats plans to rally in front of the congressman's South Whitehall office Friday afternoon at 3:30.

At the same time, an organization called Easton for Obama, which formed during the 2008 election, will present a petition to Dent, a Republican whose district includes the Lehigh Valley.

Earlier this week,  to criticize cuts to Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security as ways to deal with the debt-ceiling crisis.

Easton for Obama says it has gotten about 120 people to contact Dent's office to ask the congressman to negotiate on the debt ceiling. The petition -- which makes the same request -- has more than 300 signatures, the group said.

Chris Miller August 01, 2011 at 09:58 PM
Jon if you do this the right way, eliminate these spending programs and baseline budgeting, you can begin to get back on track. More importantly we start to make people responsiblle for themselves and their families. Tell me John, given the fact we cannot maintain ourselves who do you believe will replace us and pray tell what is the redistribution of consumption. The Fed is going to raise interest rates whether we default or not. You are out of touch with reality if you believe all of this is because of oil. An interested bystander was correct when he told you that you were not doing the shopping for groceries.
Chris Miller August 01, 2011 at 10:05 PM
China has a real reason to ask for payment--we can't pay it so they take over the country and don't think that isn't their plan. China is the only nation that has never fallen off the history line. So we need to borrow and spend even more then we have ever done before. This is to be used to build new schools and that will save the nation. There is absolutely wrong with getting people to find and pay for their own health care. We spend tons and tons of money to educate people and you're telling me that they cannot find a health care policy. No they want someone else to pay for it so they can get stuff. Getting lots of stuff is one of the major reason for the problems we are in now.
Chris Miller September 02, 2011 at 01:25 PM
Jon Where did you think the conservatives were going to come from the Congressional Black Caucus. Jon, have you ever read anything about the Soviets entering Hungary. Do some research and tell all of us what happened there. You might want to pick up Hitler's Mein Kampf after all he was a truly great visionary--tongue in cheek
Chris Miller September 02, 2011 at 01:28 PM
Is this the way you tell us that you don't do any research
optimist September 02, 2011 at 02:50 PM
Yes Chris and please be sure to ignore the fact that health care costs are rising at a rate that is out of control. Do something about that problem and more people would be able to afford it on their own.

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