Liberal lobbyists using U.S. Capitol Switchboard to push their propaganda!
There is a toll free number (800-828-0498) that started floating around the social networking sites this weekend that when called brings the caller instantly to a message saying ‘Thank you for calling your Representatives and your Senators. Please urge them to vote yes on health insurance reform because the American people can no longer wait for more choices, lower costs and coverage we can count on.” The problem with this phone number – it directs people to the United States Capitol main switchboard! Liberal groups who support healthcare reform are falsely posting this number all over the web as if it is the actual number to Congress. They are purposefully deceiving people into thinking this number is a valid toll free number to reach Congress in order to push their message.
The United States Capitol does not have a toll free number. There is only one main number to the Capitol – 202-226-8000. It can easily be found on their website. My sources say that there is nothing the Capitol can do about this. Apparently anyone can use a private number and forward it to wherever they like. Organizations that are legitimate are posting this number on their sites as if the number is a true number held by the Capitol. There are over 500,000 hits for that number in Google alone.