Stop the IMF Bailout

It is bad enough that we’re bailing out domestic banks. Barack Obama now wants to bail out European banks via funding for the International Monetary Fund (“IMF”).

Humorously, there is a unique coalition forming on this because part of the legislation is also tied to war funding and the Graham-Lieberman amendment to stop the release of photos showing alleged torture. The whole thing has gotten rather convoluted. The Republicans in the House will probably vote against it en masse.

The Blue Dog Democrats are being forced to vote for it by Rahm Emanuel and Nancy Pelosi, but the pressure is only just mounting. If we mount pressure now by calling them and pinning them down, they’ll most likely change their mind and side with the GOP. There are enough of them to kill it.

Additionally, Lindsey Graham and Joe Lieberman are going to grind the Senate to a halt unless their amendment to prohibit the release of the photos gets enacted into law one way or the other. So one way or the other we’ll still get Graham-Lieberman, which is a good thing.

Call the members of Congress below. Ask each one to vote against H.R. 2346, the 2009 Supplemental Appropriations Act.

Let us know in the comments what each one says.

Herseth Sandlin, Stephanie 202-225-2801
Hill, Baron (IN-09) 202-225-5315
Melancon, Charlie (LA-03) 202-225-4031
Shuler, Heath (NC-11) 202-225-6401
Altmire, Jason (PA-04) 202-225-2565
Arcuri, Mike (NY-24) 202-225-3665
Baca, Joe (CA-43) 202-225-6161
Barrow, John (GA-12) 202-225-2823
Berry, Marion (AR-01) 202-225-4076
Bishop, Sanford (GA-02) 202-225-3631
Boren, Dan (OK-02) 202-225-2701
Boswell, Leonard (IA-03) 202-225-3806
Boyd, Allen (FL-02) 202-225-5235
Bright, Bobby (AL-02) 202-225-2901
Cardoza, Dennis (CA-18) 202-225-6131
Carney, Christopher (PA-10) 202-225-3731
Chandler, Ben (KY-06) 202-225-4706
Childers, Travis (MS-01) 202-225-4306
Cooper, Jim (TN-05) 202-225-4311
Costa, Jim (CA-20) 202-225-3341
Cuellar, Henry (TX-28) 202-225-1640
Davis, Lincoln (TN-04) 202-225-6831
Donnelly, Joe (IN-02) 202-225-3915
Ellsworth, Brad (IN-08) 202-225-4636
Giffords, Gabrielle (AZ-08) 202-225-2542
Gordon, Bart (TN-06) 202-225-4231
Griffith, Parker (AL-05) 202-225-4801
Harman, Jane (CA-36) 202-225-8220
Herseth Sandlin, Stephanie (SD) 202-225-2801
Hill, Baron (IN-09) 202-225-5315
Holden, Tim (PA-17) 202-225-5546
Kratovil, Jr., Frank (MD-01) 202-225-5311
McIntyre, Mike (NC-07) 202-225-2731
Marshall, Jim (GA-03) 202-225-6531
Matheson, Jim (UT-02) 202-225-3011
Melancon, Charlie (LA-03) 202-225-4031
Michaud, Mike (ME-02) 202-225-6306
Minnick, Walt (ID-01) 202-225-6611
Mitchell, Harry (AZ-05) 202-225-2190
Moore, Dennis (KS-03) 202-225-2865
Murphy, Patrick (PA-08) 202-225-4276
Nye, Glenn (VA-02) 202-225-4215
Peterson, Collin (MN-07) 202-225-2165
Pomeroy, Earl (ND) 202-225-2611
Ross, Mike (AR-04) 202-225-3772
Salazar, John (CO-03) 202-225-4761
Sanchez, Loretta (CA-47) 202-225-2965
Schiff, Adam (CA-29) 202-225-4176
Scott, David (GA-13) 202-225-2939
Shuler, Heath (NC-11) 202-225-6401
Space, Zack (OH-18) 202-225-6265
Tanner, John (TN-08) 202-225-4714
Taylor, Gene (MS-04) 202-225-5772
Thompson, Mike (CA-01) 202-225-3311
Wilson, Charles (OH-06) 202-225-5705