March Planned on U.S. Rep. Pete Olson's Office This Morning (UPDATED)
A group of "fed-up" constituents are planning a march on U.S. Rep. Pete Olson's Sugar Land office today, with a goal of making sure the Republican Congressman remembers to tax the really wealthy.
"Essentially, they should be taxing the one percent," organizer Beverly Ortiz tells Hair Balls. Ortiz, who is part of the Democratic, pro-union group Good Jobs Great Houston, says no one from the demonstration has contacted Olson's office ahead of time, but is optimistic that some representatives will be able to speak with him. But she's not optimistic that they'll score any points with the GOPer.
"We went to some of his town hall meetings last August, over similar issues -- over jobs....His response was not the best response....We don't expect him to have a positive response.
"You know, the Republican party has taken a particular line of how...to get this fiscal cliff fixed or whatever, and it has a lot to do with really hurting, you know, American families," Ortiz says.
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We have a call in to Olson's communications director and will update accordingly.
Update: We received the following statement from Rep. Olson: "Back in August, I voted with a majority of the House to pass legislation to avert the fiscal cliff and protect middle class families from tax hikes. The President needs to respond. The event today was another typical Moveon.org orchestrated demonstration designed to get attention and be disruptive. They certainly do not reflect the views of the large majority of my constituents who live in the 22nd Congressional District. My constituents are serious about getting America out of the dire fiscal straits we currently face. I want to thank the Sugar Land Police and the Fort Bend County Sheriff's office for ensuring the safety of all."
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