September 24, 2012

Contact: Tom Guild, Democratic Nominee for Congress in Oklahoma’s Fifth District

Phone: 405-921-3811




Tom Guild, Democratic Nominee for Congress in the Fifth Congressional District of Oklahoma, Highlights the Lackadaisical Attitude of Congress During This Session.


Edmond, Oklahoma– Tom Guild, Democratic Nominee for Congress in the Fifth Congressional District of Oklahoma, calls attention to the lackadaisical attitude of Congress during this session.

“Fiscal cliff?  Don’t worry!  Be happy!  The incumbent congressman and his U.S. House buddies took five weeks off in August and early September, worked only a few days in September and now plan to go on another 5-6 week vacation to campaign full-time at taxpayer expense!  I guess they must have solved all of the problems and done all of their work, except not passing any of the 12 appropriations bills by the October 1 deadline, not dealing with the sequester or automatic cuts in defense and social spending, and not dealing with extending tax cuts for the middle class. It’s a nice gig for $174,000 if you can line it up,” states Guild.

“The work ethic of this Congress has led to this Congress receiving the three worst favorable poll ratings in the history of the country.  The polls showed this Congress with an 11% approval rating in December 2011 and a 10% approval rating in both February and August of 2012.  Their lackluster work ethic, ineffectiveness, inability to solve the nation’s problems, and mindless partisanship has left the current Congress as perhaps the least popular institution in the United States,” added Guild.

“The incumbent in this district, James Lankford, has called for the privatization of Social Security, voted to end traditional Medicare and replace it with a voucher, and has such a radical position on women’s health issues that he opposes exceptions for rape and incest in his call for a constitutional amendment banning abortion and in his co-sponsorship of the Life Begins at Conception Act in Congress,” continued Guild.

“In conclusion, I join Senator Al McAffrey in urging fifth district voters to Fire Congress!  Fire Lankford!  Vote Like Your Life and Health Depend On It–Because They Do!”

Guild is currently running for the congressional seat in the Fifth District of Oklahoma. For more information about Tom and his campaign, visit