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Thursday, April 13, 2017

What's Wrong With Congress (Updated)

This is mostly a story about another Republican congresscritter dodging a face-to-face with constituents, but this really struck me:

In an April 10 town hall, Mullin engaged in another difficult meeting. His constituents repeatedly told him that he worked for them as a public servant but Mullin believes it is a service he provides to the constituents.

“One, you say you pay for me to do this, that’s bull crap, I pay for myself to do this,” Mullin claimed. “This is a service.”

Do you think that maybe too many of our representatives think they're doing us a favor by being in office? Here's the video of that exchange.

I found an embeddable version of the video:

Update: The attitude doesn't seem to be limited to the House. Some reactions to a town hall with Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ):

This kind of bald-faced -- I honestly don't know what to call it: is Flake really that clueless? Or is he just a liar?


Mustang Bobby said...

I think it's about time someone taught him how the tax system works, and also how the unemployment situation is in his district by giving him some first-hand experience.

Hunter said...

This is what you get when the only people who can afford to hold office are millionaires. Who have no idea how this whole thing is supposed to work.