Congressman Frank Pallone (D-NJ), the man who recently "let it be known" that he'd step in should Gov. Corzine drop out of the New Jersey gubernatorial race, had his hands full at a town hall meeting in Red Bank last week.
More than 1,500 people showed up to talk health care, but things quickly turned ugly. Much like the unruly town hall meetings that have been going on across the country, the angry crowd held up bizarre and nonsensical posters of protest while hurling insults at Rep. Pallone, and each other.
A new low for these meetings may have been set when the crowd shouted down a wheelchair-bound woman with "two incurable auto-immune diseases" who had the gall to ask a question.
NJ.com has footage of the meeting:
Asked by Anonymous at 12:42 AM on Sep. 5, 2009 in Politics & Current Events
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Answer by Anonymous at 7:42 AM on Sep. 5, 2009
What I think people are missing here is this, we do need reform but a government option is not the answer to reform. Reform means to change or fix, a government option isnt change or fixing, its replacing. That is not what we need. We need to go in there and create mandates insurance companies must follow, open up state lines, get rid of preconditions, tort reform, tax breaks etc. No one is talking about reforming, neither side.
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Answer by Carpy at 8:09 AM on Sep. 5, 2009
The first bi-partisan bill should be released soon. Let's hope it is a good detailed plan.
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 9:07 AM on Sep. 5, 2009