posted on Jul, 23 2019 @ 07:18 PM
So I really can't stand a lot of what that girl says, her hyperbole but she is kind of like the flip-side of Trump in a way. We all know that she is
a bleeding heart liberal/progressive/socialist/communist and is pushing the outrageously expensive green New deal which got ZERO votes, and she is
pushing universal health care, which also has basically no support.
But I've listened to her go after the issue of corruption within politics among some other issues and I have to say she makes some good points some
times, IDK if she thinks of them or if these are her teams/staff's talking points and after hearing enough I thought I'd take a gamble and give her
offices a call just for fun and to offer her a workable plan to greatly reduce prescription drug costs in the US - it's an issue I've been working
on for over 2 years, probably 3 actually, and it is MORE than manageable without asking for any spending increases other than standard yearly
increases in budgets.
So I called her NY office, listened to the menu, none of which fit my needs and pressed 3 for the receptionist/staffer. After 2-3 seconds I was
disconnected. I tried back 4 more times and same thing. I was calling at 10:15am, IDK if that is a busy time or what.
So I called her DC office and got the menu that gave totally worthless info, said go to her website, call her NY office and maybe gave here email
address or maybe that was just the website. Then it hung up on me.
I went to her website to find contact info, hopefully an email address, nothing. To get to an email form you have to enter your zip + 4 digits (the 4
digits makes sure it's a legit address) after awhile I found one that worked. There was a form to fill out, that had full name, address, zip code
(plus the 4 digits again) and some other pointless, useless, crap, then a comments box & submit button. It didn't even say anything about possible
responses, how to address concerns, etc. So I gave up.
By now it sure seemed like they are making it as hard as possible to contact your congressman. So I called back to the NY office, 8 more times and on
the last time, I heard a click, like it was hanging up and expected a dial tone, but some mousey girl answered and said something totally
incomprehensible. I asked if this was an answering service or Ms cortez's office. She said she was the receptionist for AOC. I asked her if the
phones had been busy all morning and she acted confused and I told her well I got hung up on 12 times before this call went through. She just said
"oh". Wonderful personality here.
I told her that I was trying to get in touch with AOC (didn't use that abbreviation, but will here for sake of shortness) regarding her ideas for
health care reform. She asked for my address, (again with the addresses!!?) I told her I am not current resident but my representative has absolutely
NO interest in healthcare reform, and since that is one of AOC's main issues, I'd like to give her some extensive research a group has done on how
to greatly reduce health care costs. She seemed to understand why I was calling now and prompted me to explain a little. I explained that I had been
working on a very reasonable plan with a group of healthcare professionals and pharmacists over the last 2+ years that would be very easy to
implement, would be very likely to get bipartisan support except for those who were "heavily influenced" by the pharmaceutical industry and it would
save the average American thousands of dollars a year on prescription costs. I told her the entire plan creates a parallel market for patients to
obtain prescription medications at a fraction of the cost through existing pharmacies/infrastructure and even streamlines how chronically ill patients
receive repeatedly prescribed medications - using the same drugs as currently prescribed/dispensed in US pharmacies for the most part.
She got hung up on if I was a constituent again, like nothing I had said registered. I SERIOUSLY thought I was talking to a bot. I repeated the same
thing again and said i'd like to send her this detailed proposal on how this could be implemented in 2-3 stages over 8-12 months and that it was laid
out in a 23 page PDF with about 34 pages of excel spreadsheets and graphs and asked if it would be possible to send her this information with the
contact information of the professionals who worked on it (for reference). Nope. Can't give out her email. There was no way I could submit anything
to her. I asked if I could mail it to her and the receptionist said "I don't know how she would receive it then/though" I said, through the US
Mail, like the post office, you have an office address. She replied that they did but she didn't know where AOC would be. I told her it wasn't time
critical but it would be nice if she read it in the next 3 months, and still, she couldn't decide where to send it, NY or DC. I decided on DC and
verified the address which only gave a room number and"capital building", so I asked if AOC was the only on there or if I needed to include her name
on the letter. Total confusion on the other end. I don't think this person has ever mailed a letter before. She said "well won't it just go to
her automatically"? I replied, THAT Is what I'm asking you, if she shares an office of if the 229 is only AOC's office?! That made no sense to
her, she was not sure what the 229 meant.
At this point I just said I'll take my chances and mail it there to ATTN:AOC.
After this, when I was getting off the phone it was like a 4-5yr old was saying goodbye to someone. I said "thank you for your help" and she
repeated that exactly. "uhh, ok" I said, "Ok" she replied. "well you have a good day" i said, "good day.. you have a go.." click I hung up on
that horrible exchange. I questioned again if I had been talking to a bot (do you think that's possible?)
The congress has imbeciles working their phones and sitting in congress it is now 100% confirmed. I only wish I could have recorded that phone call
but b/c it was a government office, I didn't want to take a chance with that. That would have been something to send in to some political show,
though I really doubt people would have believed it was real.