Congress is out of session and despite cries from both sides that lawmakers should be called back to session to deal with the uncertain stock market, the credit downgrade, or unemployment that doesn't look like it will happen.
Instead, legislators will spend the last weeks of the summer out of the beltway and greeting their constituents.
The town hall season is upon us and members of congress will undoubtedly face questions about the nation's economic problems, the recent debt ceiling battle, and job creation.
That's on the minds of many employed and out of work Americans and it wasn't a town hall, but constituents in Speaker John Boehner's district tried to talk to the Republican House leader on Monday about the lack of jobs in the Speaker's district. Protestors showed up at his district office in West Chester, Ohio as well as outside a fundraiser at a golf club in Dublin, Ohio.
Protestors tried to go into the office to speak to staff, but staffers locked the door. The group then traveled to the country club where, according to protest organizers, police asked them to leave, and told them Boehner "doesn't choose to come out."
The group of protestors made up of unemployed workers, local labor unions and liberal activists chanted, "What do you want? Jobs! When do you want them? Now!" and "Where are the jobs?" outside both locations.
Two of the protestors were Michael McBride from Dayton, a disabled veteran who has been out of work since 2008, and his wife Debbie, who has been out of a job for more than a year.
McBride told ABC News that he wanted to speak with Boehner about how he cannot make ends meet and tell him his health is failing because he is forced to share his insulin with his wife. They are both diabetics, but she does not have health care since losing her job last year.
"I would like to see our government and Congress start concentrating on what the real problem is and that is regaining some of our jobs here," he said. "We need more jobs here or we are going to be rats in a sinking ship. People will be bailing out of these areas if they can't find jobs, can't make ends meet, and it is devastating our American way of life."
Another protestor, Sheri Dever also from Dayton has both a bachelor's and master's degrees in business, but still can't find a job. She's been out of work off and on since 2006 and says she is constantly told she is either overqualified for a job or not hirable because she's out of work.
"I hope to explain to him and explain to him what it's like. [And tell him] stop the bickering, get the jobs back to Ohio not overseas, but bring them back here. We are dying out here. There is no jobs. We really need his help," Dever said.
"Let's get jobs back in to the United States," she said. "I'm so sick and tired of politicians like Boehner putting their personal politics in front of our jobs and our security ... we need him to stand up for Americans not a party on either side, but to stand up for Americans."
Boehner's office replied that job creation is the GOP leader's focus.
"Providing economic certainty and creating an environment in which businesses can invest and jobs can flourish remains Speaker Boehner's number-one focus," Boehner spokeswoman Brittany Bramell. "House Republicans will continue to work with leaders of both parties to reduce spending, boost confidence, and give Ohio small businesses the stability they need to create jobs."