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mucifer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 09:58 PM
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House Republicans face backlash at home over budget plan
This article is from the chicago tribune (a conservative paper) :

The lawmakers, back in their districts during the Congress recess, are confronted with tough questions from constituents about the GOP proposal that would turn Medicare into a voucher system and reduce taxes for the wealthy.

By Kathleen Hennessey, Washington Bureau
6:08 p.m. CDT, April 23, 2011


Reporting from Hillsborough, N.H. Standing in a brightly lit bingo hall off a wooded road, a space that doubles as the dining room for Danny's Friday night fish fry, Republican Rep. Charles Bass should have felt a long way from the pressure-cooker of budget politics in Washington.

But as he opened a town hall meeting here last week, it was clear the pressure had followed him to American Legion Post No. 59.

What is his rationale for wanting to change Medicare to a voucher system, questioners demanded to know. How is this going to lower premiums? If the idea is to cut the deficit, why does the Republican budget plan offer tax breaks for the wealthy?

Congress is on its first recess since Republican leaders unveiled a plan to end the federal deficit by dramatically changing Medicare, cutting other government programs and reducing taxes. With members of the House returning home to meet with constituents, politicians have been anxiously looking for signs of trouble.

more at: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/la-na-co...

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Tx4obama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 10:03 PM
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1. From last Thursday: Five GOP Reps Host Town Halls On Budget, Get Yelled At

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

p.s. Four of the GOPers are listed in the OP and the fifth is listed in the comments area.

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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 10:04 PM
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2. um
are these folk just now figuring out repukes are a bunch of heartless bastards who loves them some rich folk???
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liberal N proud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 10:06 PM
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3. The people just don't understand the urgency of this issue
This is the message the GOP will have if you ask, I am sure.

But they are not worried about what the people are saying, they only answer to the rich and the corporations.
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DJ13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 10:19 PM
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4. Friday night FISH FRY, Republican Rep. Charles BASS
Sometimes the truth is funnier than fiction.
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demosincebirth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 10:26 PM
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5. What the hell did they expect when they voted for them, anyway?
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