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Congress Has an Answer for Public Wrath: Eliminate Town Halls

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Congress Has an Answer for Public Wrath: Eliminate Town Halls

Post by Guest on Tue Aug 23, 2011 7:40 am

Many Americans eagerly awaited Congress' August recess so they could use town hall meetings and other public appearances to give their elected officials a piece of their mind. There's just one problem: most of Congress isn't scheduling any town halls. None. Zilch.

Rep. Dan Quayle (R-Ariz.), Politico reported, is charging $35 from attendees who want to ask him questions over a catered lunch at a Phoenix law firm. Rep. Chip Cravaack (R-Minn.) also wants money—$10 a person—to attend an his event, which is hosted by the National Federation of Independent Businesses.

Why the ticket price? At the very least, it's a way to weed out the unemployed and financially burdened, who are also the most likely to give lawmakers an earful for the dismal state of the labor market and sluggish economic recovery. As Scott Page, a twice laid-off worker who participated in the sit-in inside Paul Ryan's office, told a local blogger, "I don't have $15 to ask Rep. Ryan questions, so I guess this is the only means I have to talk to him."
http://motherjones.com/mojo/2011/08/paul-ryan-congress-town-hall?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Motherjones%2Fmojoblog+%28MotherJones.com+|+MoJoBlog%29

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Re: Congress Has an Answer for Public Wrath: Eliminate Town Halls

Post by Jobless_in_Ma on Tue Aug 23, 2011 8:31 am

Well, I shouldn't be surprised by this.
The American people want to speak but aren't given the venus to do so.
Err. I mean the poor aren't given the venue to do so.

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Re: Congress Has an Answer for Public Wrath: Eliminate Town Halls

Post by CLO on Tue Aug 23, 2011 10:39 am

“Any member of Congress charging a fee to attend a Town Hall meeting is infringing on the right of citizens to exercise their First Amendment Right to "petition the Government for redress of grievances­" in direct violation of Public Law 110-81, Subtitle D, Sec. 545, Public Law 110-81, of the "Honest Leadership and Open Government Act of 2007" passed by the 110th Congress.

http://clerk.house.gov/public_disc/PLAW-110publ81.txt

The proposed "charge for admission" to these constituent meetings are ILLEGAL!

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Re: Congress Has an Answer for Public Wrath: Eliminate Town Halls

Post by CarlRay on Tue Aug 23, 2011 11:14 am

This is kind of akin to a poll tax. Aren't there also some members of Congress who are trying to ban demonstrations from being held outside of their office buildings, too?

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Re: Congress Has an Answer for Public Wrath: Eliminate Town Halls

Post by mistermunster on Tue Aug 23, 2011 7:35 pm

Time to start chucking bricks through their windows baby!!!! cheers Happy dance That will get these lowlife RICH boys attentions

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Re: Congress Has an Answer for Public Wrath: Eliminate Town Halls

Post by gettheminNOVEMBER on Tue Aug 23, 2011 8:33 pm

mistermunster wrote:Time to start chucking bricks through their windows baby!!!! cheers Happy dance That will get these lowlife RICH boys attentions

Check out this vdeo on Scott Brown

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vRqlVj8_RTA

People get in his face and hang a banner at a ball game.

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Re: Congress Has an Answer for Public Wrath: Eliminate Town Halls

Post by exhaustedandtired/1208 on Wed Aug 24, 2011 12:20 am

Isn't Obama the one that holds the town halls and only lets his appointed people ask the questions. Kind a control the group! Na, Obama is a perfect gentleman!

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Post by exhaustedandtired/1208 on Wed Aug 24, 2011 12:23 am

But his last great town hall he did make an important statement! He said its time the he goes to work on jobs! Isn't that an admission the he hasn't been working on them at all or is it nothing he made a speech about hasn't begun to work! I know, its the repubs. fault again and again and again! He's a cinch for 2012 if America wants another failed president!

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Re: Congress Has an Answer for Public Wrath: Eliminate Town Halls

Post by exhaustedandtired/1208 on Wed Aug 24, 2011 12:23 am

wouldn't surprise me none if he wins 2012 and says he inherited this agan!

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Re: Congress Has an Answer for Public Wrath: Eliminate Town Halls

Post by Guest on Wed Aug 24, 2011 12:44 am

exhaustedandtired/1208 wrote:Isn't Obama the one that holds the town halls and only lets his appointed people ask the questions. Kind a control the group! Na, Obama is a perfect gentleman!
No, when Congress goes home for their "District Work Sessions", they are supposed to be available to their contsituents - AT NO CHARGE! This has nothing to do with President Obama! The House of Representatives was modeled after the British House of Commons - they are supposed to be there for working person all the time.

Someone posted that this is like a "poll tax" - and it is! My Congressman had a dinner at the Providence Marriott during a recess in May - $100 per person, and he is a Dem! Where am I, or the other 66,000 unemployed in RI going to get this money just to talk to the person who is supposed to be representing us in Washington????????????????

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Re: Congress Has an Answer for Public Wrath: Eliminate Town Halls

Post by tristen303 on Wed Aug 24, 2011 1:54 pm

http://www.nolabels.org//blog/60-congress-not-holding-town-halls


Mother Jones left out the entire story lol Huffington Post got it wrong just typical one sided journalism perhaps they should call out some of the Dems too?

http://leemarchetta.newsvine.com/_news/2011/08/20/7422066-huffpo-inaccurately-reports-gop-charging-to-attend-town-hall-meetings-correction-answered-by-silence-on-left

http://www.mlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2011/08/few_michigan_congressional_mem.html

http://newmexico.watchdog.org/8718/three-nm-democrats-skipping-town-hall-meetings/


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Re: Congress Has an Answer for Public Wrath: Eliminate Town Halls

Post by exhaustedandtired/1208 on Wed Aug 24, 2011 2:27 pm

yep! As I say they are the only one's wearing wings and a halo!

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Re: Congress Has an Answer for Public Wrath: Eliminate Town Halls

Post by exhaustedandtired/1208 on Wed Aug 24, 2011 2:30 pm

tristen303 wrote:http://www.nolabels.org//blog/60-congress-not-holding-town-halls


Mother Jones left out the entire story lol Huffington Post got it wrong just typical one sided journalism perhaps they should call out some of the Dems too?

http://leemarchetta.newsvine.com/_news/2011/08/20/7422066-huffpo-inaccurately-reports-gop-charging-to-attend-town-hall-meetings-correction-answered-by-silence-on-left

http://www.mlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2011/08/few_michigan_congressional_mem.html

http://newmexico.watchdog.org/8718/three-nm-democrats-skipping-town-hall-meetings/




what cha bet I read it wrong when I READ that 67% of dems. and 50% repubs. don't do town halls! Yep, I read it wrong! I need to get me a new pair of dem. glasses!

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Re: Congress Has an Answer for Public Wrath: Eliminate Town Halls

Post by exhaustedandtired/1208 on Wed Aug 24, 2011 2:33 pm

The one thing I must give them credit for is they are great liars and conartist! And Intelligent Biden in China saying he supports the one child policy! Look out America, Biden is after your child. Its the ultimate sacrifice! But maybe not, maybe he will euthanize the seniors and make us go before the death panels.

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Post by gettheminNOVEMBER on Wed Aug 24, 2011 5:05 pm

exhaustedandtired/1208 wrote:Isn't Obama the one that holds the town halls and only lets his appointed people ask the questions. Kind a control the group! Na, Obama is a perfect gentleman!

No as a matter of fact he was approached by some baggers that he schooled last week.

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Re: Congress Has an Answer for Public Wrath: Eliminate Town Halls

Post by exhaustedandtired/1208 on Wed Aug 24, 2011 9:42 pm

Oh! I agree with this! After all now he is catering to the tea party! WOW! he turns to tea partiers and you guys still defend him! Maybe need a little pherapy on personality disorders!

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Re: Congress Has an Answer for Public Wrath: Eliminate Town Halls

Post by stillnutty on Wed Aug 24, 2011 9:45 pm

Bud after reading the same posts from you day after day about Obama, I realize and live your pain, WHAT PART OF HE DOES NOT CREATE LEGISLATION, ONLY SIGNS IT DO YOU NOT UNDERSTAND????

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Re: Congress Has an Answer for Public Wrath: Eliminate Town Halls

Post by TR11005 on Wed Aug 24, 2011 11:58 pm

If I was Obama. I would declare this an emergency. Close to WAR. Bypass Congress all together.

Shortly it will be this way. Time to invade all the Tea Party offices! With pitchforks, shovels and bricks. Tell then were stating our own WPA. Were shovel ready! We heard their BS for years!

What part of job creation don't they understand?

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