LaRouche PAC organizers continued to intervene in Washington, D.C., today, demanding that the planned congressional recess be cancelled so as to address the looming financial collapse and the threat of thermonuclear war by reinstating Glass- Steagall and removing Barack Obama from office.
Thus far a number of Congressmen have called for the Congress to stay in session on the basis of lesser issues. On Monday, Rep. Gerald Connally (D-VA), Rep. Jim Moran (D-VA), and Gov. Bob McDonnell (R-VA) attended a rally in Arlington, VA, demanding that Congress stay in session to head off the budget sequestration by passing a budget.
At a press conference early Wednesday, Rep. John Larson (D-Conn.) explained how Congress is leaving the American people at a time when they need it most, before passing the Jobs Bill and Farm Bill. Larson said, "As one of my constituents put it, why are you leaving us in this dark abyss of uncertainty?"
In a July 31 letter to House Speaker John Boehner, Rep. Dave Loebsack (D-Iowa) said the House should stay in session to take action before the U.S. Postal Service defaults on a payment to its Retiree Health Benefit Fund which will default on its obligation to pay $5.5 billion on Aug. 1 and on another $5.6 billion in September. Loebsack wrote: "This and many other critical issues are facing families, businesses, and farmers, and as the Speaker of the House, I call on you to keep the House in session and get the work of the American people done."
On Wednesday, Boehner and other top House Republicans said they will immediately call the House back into session if the Senate takes action regarding the threat posed by the defense sequester and potential expiration of all the George W. Bush-era tax cuts.
None of these calls, and least of all Boehner's offer to call the House back into session, indicate that members of the Congress have thus far internalized the nature of the crisis facing this nation and humanity at this juncture, and the need to take action immediately to reinstate Glass-Steagall and to create the conditions under which a qualified Democratic presidential candidate other than Barack Obama can be selected before the Democratic convention.
As of Wednesday night, LPAC organizers were being told that Congressmen currently plan to leave Washington, D.C. on Thursday at 6 p.m. Since the reality of the crisis has clearly not yet sufficiently sunk in, LPAC organizers will continue their mobilization on Thursday.