It was a tough crowd Tuesday night at the senior center in Dartmouth, Mass. But neither Rep. Barney Frank nor his critics seemed to back down.
The often contentious town hall-style event with the Democratic congressman, chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, drew more than 500 people, some shouting and booing as Frank spoke.
The topics ranged from health care reform to financial issues, such as the federal bank bailouts. Big government policies fueled much of the outrage expressed at the forum, as has been the case at other town hall events attended this month by members of Congress.
Several voters at the town hall wanted to know how the government would pay for the reforms without worsening a growing federal budget deficit.
“The economy is collapsing,” one woman told Frank, suggesting that President Obama has chosen the wrong time to pursue health care reform.
Frank said some money could come from a tax hike on people making more than $325,000 a year and clamping down on foreign tax havens used by companies operating in the country.
When she compared the administration’s policies to Germany under Hitler, Frank responded by asking her, “On what planet do you spend most of your time?”
Unfortunately Barney, she’s trapped on planet USSA, where taxes are climbing and Democrats are screwing their people with dictatorial policies. Germany under Hitler isn’t that far fetched, considering the abusive un-Constitutional tactics being rammed down our throats by Obama.
“Do you really think that’s thoughtful conversion?” Frank said at one point in response to the verbal attacks. “Do you really think that advances your argument? I mean, I thought you were thoughtful people here to have a conversation.”
Barney doesn’t like it when people shout back at the socialist suckwads—who call us “Nazis” and “racists”—trying to push this catastrophe though legislation. Tough. Get used to it, Barney. The masses are angry.
And guess what Barney blamed for the current economic abyss:
……Frank blamed cost of the war in Iraq as one reason it has been difficult to find the resources to cover domestic reforms.
Pulling U.S. troops from Iraq before the end of 2011, as President Obama plans, could save money that could be used to fund the reforms, Frank said.
“We are still there as referee in an internal fight,” Frank said, referring to a power struggle between Iraq’s Sunnis, Shiites and Kurds.
Uh, no Barney. The resources to cover bona fide domestic reforms could have been provided by not financing your Freddie Mac/Fannie Mae/bailout orgy and stopping the pork barrel projects coveted by legislators.
Our mission in Iraq is winding down while the reins are taken over by the Iraqi military and Parliament. I’m surprised he hasn’t bitched about the ongoing war effort in Afghanistan while we finish off the remnants of the Taliban and Al Qaeda.
Any craven port in a storm, eh Barney?
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First of all, Obama cut taxes, so your tax argument is ridiculous.
Second, the bailouts started last year under the Bush administration, but they were necessary (as most economists believe) to prevent our economy from sinking into another great depression.
Third, fascism is historically a right-wing movement promoted with extreme nationalism, propaganda, corporate power, and racism.
Obama cut taxes? WHERE? How do you think he’s going to finance all of the lavish socialist spending and bailouts? If you think taxes won’t sky-rocket, you’re even more delusional than I thought.
AIG just got another 7 million dollars. It’s already been bailed out FOUR TIMES.
Here’s my input on the accumulated bailouts:
The amount and number of tax-related bailouts increased substantially under Obama with the added benefit of government control. Why do you think GM is referred to as “Government Motors”?
I know you didn’t bother to read the links I provided which describe, in detail, Obama’s authoritarian, intimidation tactics. Specifics are scary, aren’t they?
Fascism can apply to the Left as well. The term “fascism” stretches back to the 1890s in the form of fasci, (Italian) which were radical leftist political factions that proliferated in the decades before World War I. The adoption of this term by the Fascist Party reflected the previous involvement of a number of them in radical left politics.
As a matter of fact, the Left with which Obama associates has a lot in common with fascist tactics and ideology. I’ll put the links you refuse to read along side the points in the definition.
n. 1. often Fascisma.
“A system of government marked by centralization of authority under a dictator, and typically a policy of belligerent nationalism and racism.”
http://sfcmac.wordpress.com/2009/03/24/its-official-obama-wants-everything/, http://sfcmac.wordpress.com/2009/06/17/dear-leader-obama-prefers-a-light-touch/, http://sfcmac.wordpress.com/2009/05/13/obama-halves-chrysler-marketing-budget/, http://sfcmac.wordpress.com/2009/05/07/welcome-to-the-kleptocracy/) stringent socioeconomic controls, (http://sfcmac.wordpress.com/2009/08/10/obamas-2010-census-will-violate-the-constitution/, http://sfcmac.wordpress.com/2009/03/19/how-the-government-rewards-common-sense/, http://sfcmac.wordpress.com/2009/04/29/hank-paulson-threatened-bank-of-america-ceo-into-accepting-tarp/) suppression of the opposition through terror and censorship,(http://sfcmac.wordpress.com/2009/08/08/dissent-in-the-age-of-the-one/,
http://sfcmac.wordpress.com/2009/08/06/obama-dems-declare-war-on-grassroots-america/, http://sfcmac.wordpress.com/2009/08/07/leftwingnut-media-and-union-hacks-join-obama-in-war-on-grassroots-america/, http://sfcmac.wordpress.com/2009/04/15/enemies-of-obamas-state/
No “nationalism” yet; he’s too busy ingratiating himself to the world’s despots and ‘apologizing’ on our behalf, but his lackys don’t hesitate to spew racial epithets at anti-Obama protesters:
Nancy Pelosi fatuously accused town hall meeting protesters of ’sporting swastikas’ thereby labeling them as Nazis. Apparently, she forgot about the Jewish people among the dissenters. Steven Pearstein from the WaPo and Paul Krugman from the New York Times called them ‘political terrorists’ and ‘racists’, respectively. You’ll notice a pattern here.
Leftwing politicians and media wackjobs engaged in fascist-style censorship and intimidation; calling Americans who won’t buy into Obama’s socialist agenda, “Nazis” and “racists”.
Pot, meet kettle.
Dictatorial policies? Un-Constitutional tactics? I notice that when right-wingers say things like that, they never give any specifics. The source of these claims is right-wing propaganda which is only effective on the uninformed, uneducated, and unintelligent.
Here’s some specifics for you uninformed, unintelligent, uneducated leftards with a man-crush on Obama:
Opponents of Obama’s fascist bullshit are fed up and they’re fighting back. When legitimate concerns are raised over ObamaCare, and the tax/spend/bailout disaster, it’s met with intimidation tactics, fatuous accusations of “racism”, and calls for snitching that would make Hitler and Stalin very proud.
That’s just a sampling of the crap he and his myrmidons have pulled throughout the 2008 campaign up to the present.
By the way, many of those protesters are Democrats who do not like Obama’s dismantling of the Constitution and individual rights.
Let’s see…a projected 23.7 trillion dollar deficit, a socialist takeover of private industry, banks, and corporations, and foreign policy kowtowing that makes Jimmy Carter look competent.
You can keep the “change”.
I notice when leftwingnuts accuse rightwingers of not providing specifics, they usually duck the issue of providing their own.