Congress gathering debt-crisis feedback via Facebook
July 29th, 2011
07:52 PM ET
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Congress gathering debt-crisis feedback via Facebook

(CNN) - As members of Congress navigate the shifting political sands of the debt-ceiling crisis, many of them are turning to a digital platform more associated with sharing personal updates and funny videos about cats: Facebook.

In recent days, lawmakers have swarmed the popular social network to post videos outlining their positions, conduct opinion polls, reach new constituents and ask for feedback.

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soundoff (7 Responses)
  1. The Day of Financial Reckoning is HERE – The Great Democrat Welfare Society Ends

    Feedback?? Here's some, RESIGN! Every traiterous Democrat should resign. Otherwise, you're OUT come Nov. 2012. The American people DEMAND this country get its books in order and that is going to require a Balanced Budget Amendment because, quite frankly, politicians cannot be trusted anymore to do the right thing and keep the country solvent.

    2010 is going to look like child's play compared to what we have in store for all of you in 2012. You can thank Comrades Obama, Reid and Pelosi for the demise of the Democrat Party. Actually that party died years ago. It is now the Progressive Socialist Party.

    July 29, 2011 08:08 pm at 8:08 pm |
  2. hilroy

    Anyone noticed that CNN is giving all the coverge to the republicans. Every time you turn to CNN, there is an Republican getting air time. Not surprise at all especially when it comes to CNN"s John King.

    July 29, 2011 08:14 pm at 8:14 pm |
  3. debatingpolitics

    This is so horrible news why the hell is congress using facebook, they need to be above social media, they need to be looking at figures and facts using the resources we pay to give them!!!!!! We are at a low

    July 29, 2011 08:26 pm at 8:26 pm |
  4. Jqames Gilson

    The Dems are just acting naturally with their silly game. They really want to see the default to use it to reelect a failure back to the WH. It is time to get serious and solve the debt issue. The dems haqve offered absolutely nothing. I have come to the conclusion that Harry Reid is useless as far as getting things done.

    July 29, 2011 08:41 pm at 8:41 pm |
  5. Rick McDaniel

    This is for certain........many people will be injured by this process. In the end, we will most certainly default, because our political parties are totally polarized, both of them want to be dictators, and neither wants to meet the other, half-way.

    Up to this point, I give credit to the GOP for at least making the effort. The Dems have done nothing. Nothing at all. It was shocking to hear that no bill has even been sent from the Senate or in other words from the Dems, to the House for consideration this year. Not One. What do Senators do?????? They must just vacation all the time......like Edwards, who Cheney said he had NEVER seen on the Senate floor!

    People need to wake up to the fact, that the Dems are only looking out for themselves. They aren't REALLY doing anything for people, and they certainly aren't doing anything for this country.

    July 29, 2011 09:37 pm at 9:37 pm |
  6. Mike Bishop

    They don't want to end Med. be for real. They just want it to be their for the next generation.,

    July 30, 2011 12:49 am at 12:49 am |
  7. me

    what I want to know is my grandma may not get her social security and that is fine. but what about welfare and disability? don't get me wrong some people really need and deserve this assistance but some people abuse the system and don't

    July 30, 2011 01:30 am at 1:30 am |