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?