Jul 31 2009
Let’s see, we had a housing market collapse because of risky liberal schemes that lent money to people who had no business taking on such loans but did line the pockets of a lot of DC insiders. The market collapse caused every home owner in America to lose massive amounts of equity (read – savings), but the liberals deny their own words about the entire mess.
We have had months of growing unemployment, even after a rushed stimulus bill was passed which promised to stem the tide of pink slips. Only to find out the stimulus package wasn’t really meant to stimulate a damn thing until late this year, early next.
And we have had an assault on our health care system which is expensive – not broken. The proposed cure is much worse than the problem of rising costs.
AmidstÂ all this we have racked up mind blowing record deficits this year – all to no avail. It will take decades and generations to pay this wasted money back.
Congress and the Political Industrial Complex (media, lobbyists, insiders, etc) Â is apparently shocked that Americans are fed up with this mess?
Screaming constituents, protesters dragged out by the cops, congressmen fearful for their safety â€” welcome to the new town-hall-style meeting, the once-staid forum that is rapidly turning into a house of horrors for members of Congress.
On the eve of the August recess, members are reporting meetings that have gone terribly awry, marked by angry, sign-carrying mobs and disruptive behavior. In at least one case, a congressman has stopped holding town hall events because the situation has spiraled so far out of control.
â€œI had felt they would be pointless,â€ Rep.Tim BishopÂ (D-N.Y.) told POLITICO, referring to his recent decision to suspend the events in his Long Island district. â€œThere is no point in meeting with my constituents and [to] listen to them and have them listen to you if what is basically an unruly mob prevents you from having an intelligent conversation.â€
Ah, you can run but you cannot hide. If you refuse to listen we will refuse to vote for you.