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TheFarseer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 07:25 PM
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Give me some good questions to ask at a Town Hall Meeting
Going to Lee Terry's Town Hall Meeting this Saturday and hoped some of you might have a better question than I can think of. He's a fairly brainless Republican, just so you know.
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polichick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 07:28 PM
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1. As him if he voted for the Ryan Medicare Killer bill.
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HereSince1628 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 07:30 PM
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2. How is denying seniors full coverage better than a death panel?
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Bluzmann57 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 07:30 PM
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3. How do you propose to balance the budget without
totally screwinjg the working people?
That is the question which should be asked of every Rep., especially the repukes.
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arcane1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 07:30 PM
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4. "Explain, please, how 'premium assistance' (or whatever it's called)
is better than Medicare?"
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ejpoeta Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 07:33 PM
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9. well, the question bill maher asked that guy on real time would be a good one.
ok. so they get their $15k worth of insurance and then use it all up and need more help. then what do they do?
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arcane1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 07:42 PM
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16. Exactly
It's adding a middle-man where one wasn't needed, and adding a price cap on top of it :mad:
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Drale Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 07:30 PM
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5. Ask him why he has a booger hanging from his nose.
:rofl:
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Thunderstruck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 07:31 PM
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6.  HE CHANGED HIS VOTE! He voted yes and then changed his vote to no
Edited on Mon Apr-25-11 07:33 PM by Thunderstruck
You pound him on Medicare. You break him. You make him lose his cool if you can.

HE CHANGED HIS VOTE! He voted yes and then changed his vote to no when the Dems put the Regressives against the wall!

Pound him on that. Draw attention to it. Record it if you can and post it here.

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arcane1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 07:46 PM
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17. YES!!!!
:yourock:
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Thunderstruck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 07:54 PM
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22. Shove it down his throat and make him eat it!
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TheFarseer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 07:50 PM
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20. I'll be sure and post the highlights on DU
I was thinking about asking him how the hell we're going to balance the budget while we're cutting taxes because frankly, I don't know enough about Medicare to speak intelligently on it, but I certainly hope someone that knows what they are talking about asks and I think someone will.
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Thunderstruck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 07:56 PM
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24. And you know what else? Get everyone you know to go with and
encourage them to ask the tough questions too.

Remember the healthcare town halls? Give it back to them.
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EC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 08:41 PM
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26. Do as you intended.
Tonight on Tweety's David Corn was trying to make the point that the repubs were also being drilled on why they are giving more tax breaks to the rich off the backs of the rest of us. Tweety said he hasn't heard that, that all he was hearing was about Medicare.

So I'm thinking there will be many there already that will bring up Medicare...you should ask why the rich get all the breaks. Also make clear that it's not the rich that create jobs, that it's the middle class...the very class they are busy taxing the hell of and destroying. Maybe even mention that the rich most of the time, don't even know how much money they have or what they pay in taxes, so how would they even miss it? While the rest of us will know every time our stomachs growl.
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brooklynite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 07:32 PM
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7. Frame the Medicare argument this way...
"Congressman, you voted to support Cong. Ryan's proposal to replace Medicare funding with vouchers to buy insurance from the private market.

1) Does that mean you support the Government preventing Insurance companies from denying coverage to Seniors because of previous conditions (if he answers yes, he supports a key provision of HCR)?

2) If the policy seniors can afford with a voucher is inadequate to meet their health needs, will you commit to have the Government pay the difference, or should seniors have to spend all their remaining assets?
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Botany Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 07:33 PM
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8. now that the bail out" aka loans for GM and Chrysler ...
..... has worked and that President Obama's stimulus program saved the country from another great depression as per John
McCain's top economic adviser, mark zandi, are you still going to put the republican party's future over the well being of the
American people?
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zbdent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 07:36 PM
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10. When will the deficit/national debt be eliminated?
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MineralMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 07:38 PM
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11. Ask this: Where are the jobs?
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TheFarseer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 07:55 PM
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23. or, what is your idea on how to save
the manufacturing and IT jobs? although I think he'd say a bunch of bullshit about taxes are too high, and besides Omaha is one of the lowest unemployment cities in the country.
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msongs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 07:38 PM
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12. "Why dont you cut the deficit by eliminating your health care and retirement benefits?" nt
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Curmudgeoness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 07:40 PM
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13. Do you really expect people who are close to 55 to be able to
prepare for life in retirement without Medicare? What assurances do you have that the cost to these people for health care will not be beyond their ability to pay? What do you intend to do with the millions of seniors who will have no health insurance in their retirement if anything happens to them---will they just have to die?

Why do you hate America? And it's people?
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FSogol Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 07:41 PM
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14. Ask him: "Where does milk come from?"
:shrug:
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rgbecker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 07:42 PM
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15. If Ryan's Medicare plan is so good, why not start it for everyone right away?
Instead of just for those 55 and under.
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taterguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 07:47 PM
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18. What is your quest?
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TheFarseer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 07:51 PM
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21. basically
How in the hell are we going to cut taxes and balance the budget?
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Frank Ness Donating Member (22 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 07:48 PM
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19. How many Wars can we afford to be in....?
Would be nice to know.
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footinmouth Donating Member (630 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 08:37 PM
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25. Rep. Terry - Did you vote to repeal the Health Care Reform Act?
Are you proud of that vote Rep. Terry? Because with that vote, you voted to remove the safeguards for people with pre-existing conditions and you voted to reinstate the donut hole for seniors. So with that vote in mind, you need to explain to me how the Ryan plan's "Premium Support" would be helpful to those folks.

That is all. I'd love to hear his answer.
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eShirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 08:43 PM
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27. "Do you think we're stupid?"
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