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#DearCongress tweets showcase nation's frustration with legislative gridlock

Published Oct. 1, 2013

Democrat, Republican or nonpartisan, citizens of Twitter took to their keyboards and phones this morning to lambaste Congress for failing to reach a budget compromise and avoid a government shutdown.

Using the hashtag #DearCongress, promoted by NBC's Today show, here's a quick sample:

"@just_maram: #DearCongress What was that line by @vanillaice? "Stop, collaborate, and listen." #JustSaying #shutdowntheshutdown" YES. THIS

#DearCongress I was just at my daughter's preschool today. They learned the word compromise. Maybe you should too? #Ridiculous #VoteThemOut

#DearCongress you guys really suck. I don't even talk politics ever but I can't get over how pathetic you guys are. I'm ashamed. #America

@dearcongress Remember: everyone is replaceable.

#dearcongress I know politics should not be personal, but you are all idiots

@dearcongress Remember: everyone is replaceable.

#DearCongress Picture's worth a thousand words pic.twitter.com/ogXrJXknbn

@DearCongress I'm behind President Obama 100%. He should not give in to what is the law and what has already been approved.

@DearCongress PUT POLITICIANS ON MINIMUM WAGE AND WATCH HOW FAST THINGS CHANGE !

@DearCongress Tweet posts about the inept manner in which you've solved this problem are running greater than 100 a minute. Get it done.

@DearCongress you are like a toddler throwing a tantrum

@DearCongress PUT POLITICIANS ON MINIMUM WAGE AND WATCH HOW FAST THINGS CHANGE !

@dearcongress...I am fully in favor of shutdown! It is about time that someone stands their ground against the socialist agenda of Obama.

#DearCongress @BarackObama should issue an executive order cancelling your pay until you do your job. We the people are done with you.

#DearCongress because of you my mom and possibly my stepdad are going to work today, and the coming days, without getting paid.

Sorry folks, the country is closed. Moose out front shoulda told ya. #dearcongress

#dearcongress I took a vow to serve the public and I'm sitting at home without a job today. Who are you getting paid to serve?

#DearCongress you are being selfish and thats not what you guys are supposed to be. Think about the people and NOT yourselves.

#DearCongress It's absolutely shameful of you to use innocent people and their livelihoods as leverage. Enjoy that uninterrupted salary.

#DearCongress I don't know much about politics, but I know people shouldn't be out of work as a pawn in your silly games.

#DearCongress Your standard of care in the performance of your duties is reckless and has endangered this country. Grounds for termination.

#DearCongress Is the dept that generates recall petition forms working during the shutdown? We can get about 800,000 nonessential signatures

#dearcongress give us an update once you guys figure out who can pee the farthest.

Regardless of which party you belong too and/or vote for, it's time to get a fresh new Congress. We have the power not them! #DearCongress

#DearCongress we the people want the #shutdown to begin with you and your salaries until you can serve the people before yourselves

#DearCongress #DearRepublicans my mom still hates Newt

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