“My Pain Threshold Has Been Passed,” Kline Protester

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Protest outside Congressman John Kline's office

Click to listen to what protesters have to say about Rep. Kline's debt ceiling vote

Click to listen to what protesters have to say about Rep. Kline's debt ceiling vote

Burnsville, MN, August 2, 2011 — A group of angry protesters gathered outside the office of 2nd District Representative John Kline to demonstrate against the Congressman’s vote to make large cuts in government spending, but doing little to create jobs. It was an angry but well behaved crowd.

One said, “I’m usually not a political person, but my pain threshold has just been passed, it’s completely unacceptable to me how the ruthlessness is the winner. Is that how we want to be as Americans?” Another, “I’m re-fighting every single battle that we won in the 60s and the 70s.” And, “We can’t give up!”

This was one of many events organized by MoveOn.org at congressional offices across the country on this date.

A small delegation had a short, unsatisfying meeting with Mr. Kline’s Burnsville staff in his office. “We will be back,” promised one voter.

Bill Sorem

Bill Sorem is a longtime advertising professional who started with Campbell Mithun and ended up with his own agency. After a tour as a sailing fleet manager in the Virgin Islands he turned to database programming as an independent consultant. He has written sailing guides for the British Virgin Islands and Belize, and written for a number of blogs. In 2010, he volunteered as a citizen journalist with The UpTake and has stayed on as a video reporter.

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