McClintock To Host 4 Town Hall Meetings

By Jon Huey on August 24, 2009

Rep. McClintock will be hosting 4 town hall meetings throughout the district.

Sept. 1, 6:00 pm
Placer County - Roseville/Granite Bay

Granite Bay High School Gym
1 Grizzly Way
Granite Bay, CA 95746

Sept 3rd, 5:00 pm
Lassen County - Susanville

Jensen Hall
Lassen County Fair Grounds
Susanville, CA

Sept. 4, 6:00 pm
Nevada County - Grass Valley

Veterans Hall
255 S. Auburn St
Grass Valley, CA 95945

Note: The Cameron Park Town Hall meeting has been moved from the Cameron Park Community Center to a new location: The meeting will be held at:

Sept. 5, 4:30 pm
El Dorado County - Shingle Springs

Ponderosa High School
3661 Ponderosa Rd
Shingle Springs, CA 95682

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I was at the Ponderosa High

By El Dorado Resident (not verified) on September 9, 2009

I was at the Ponderosa High School meeting and think Mr. McClintock did a fine job of making his views known and listening to all parties.  It's good to see that there is such agreement between him and his constituents.  Did everyone else spot the phonies who came to the mike who (in the most folksy way) stated their profession and then proceeded to make points that were inconsistent with that profession?

 

I think anyone who speaks at

By Taxpayer From Susanville (not verified) on September 15, 2009

I think anyone who speaks at one of his Town Hall mtgs should be required to state what they do for a living and if they have good health insurance. I'm sure the vast majority of those that are so concerned about "socialized" medicine actually already enjoy "socialized" medicine! Do you work for the state, the federal government, the county, the city, the school district, the military, etc? Well, whaddya know, you receive socialized medicine from me the Taxpayer!  (This also applies to the spouses of government workers). Are you retired and over 62 1/2? Well, whaddya know.....you get medicare.....or better known as "socialized" medicine! Are you working poor? You get medical or medicaid.......again "socialized" medicine! Those of us that actually pay for our health insurance (and yours thru our taxes) are sick and tired of listening to you Ditto heads whine and moan. Even those of us who pay out our ____ for our insurance are actually participating in "socialized" medicine because all forms of insurance are just cleverly disqcuized forms of socialism. Think about it, everyone pays a little in the odd chance that one might need a lot.....spread the risk.....pool the money. The problem with our system is very few of us are contributing to the pool of money while more and more are sucking from that pool (and of course the insurance companies are making a killing off of a type of socialism). I'm willing to bet that 90% of those who are posting negative comments about President Obama's healthcare plan are getting their health insurance thru the government in one form or another. Can you say "HYPOCRITES"?

Just what I think. Can you

By Valerie from Quincy (not verified) on September 17, 2009

Just what I think. Can you try and send your letter to the editor? They won't print mine.  I am praying for a public option and would really like to see a Single Payer Plan. Thanks for being there and speaking up!

Susanville town hall

By Glenn Odell (not verified) on September 6, 2009
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Tom and Igore,

My wife and I drove from Quincy to attend the town hall and it was well worth our time! Your suggestion to enhance competition by eliminating the firewalls around each state was excellent and would clearly reduce cost to those who choose to have a more customized plan.  Your idea (an obvious one I have not heard anywhere else) to create an "assigned risk" pool for coverage of those presently in bad health like that used in the auto insurance market for bad drivers needs more visibility.  Thank you for maintaining order and listening to the liberal opposition (misguided as they may be).  Tax credits are also an important part of the puzzle.  Members of Congress must subject themselves to the same benefits as set forth in any new legislative initiative.  Thank for clarifying the real number of the uninsured at 9 million!

Shingle Springs Town Hall Meeting

By Grateful (not verified) on September 6, 2009

Both my husband and I attended the Shingle Springs  meeting at Pondrosa High School and found Mr. McClintock to be both informative and compassionate towards every one.  Both sides. 

Quote:Imagine a crowd at a McClintock town hall meeting being overwhelmingly opposed to health care reform.  Its easy to score points by "opposing government run health care", but its a lot harder to come up with ideas to make health care affordable, and figure out a way to insure people that can't get health insurance because of preexisting conditions. End quote

 

How can you say he does not have an alternative idea for Health Care?  Did you not listen to his Voucher Plan or were you too busy looking for negative points to expound on?

Shame on you for fabricating information.

  I was proud of our hard working official, and look how many came out to listen to him on a holiday weekend.  People...mainly the middle class are very concerned.   We are expected to pick up the tab according to Obama's plan.  People here illegally will once again have a reason to stay and absorb all the good America has to offer and continue to criticize our good nation. 

The reason so many are showing up to Town Hall meeting is we want our voice heard.  Loud enough that the legislature will hear and act accordingly. We have had it with what the Liberals are doing.   We do not want Obama Care.  We want affordible health care.  Period.  And not at the cost of covering illegals.

 

Thank you again Mr. McClintock.  You are doing a great job.  Keep Congress informed of how strongly we feel.  We are the no longer the Silent Majority.

 

 

Town hall meeting in Grass Valley Friday 4th Sept.

By Lee (not verified) on September 6, 2009

The only people who were rude and disgusting at the Town Hall Meeting I attended in Grass Valley were the Liberals who had no pride when they yelled "BOO" if  the name of someone they disapproved of like George Bush was mentioned.  Someone  shouted "liar" to Senator McClintock. This was  a childish mind speaking.

One person who was arguing in favor of Social Medicine, tried the religious tack.  Ronald Reagan said something to the effect that Liberals will use Religion to argue in favor of  Socialized Medicine to "help the poor"  .  What a tacky way to try to influence voters!

This argument is not about a health plan it is about National Socialism.  One giant step at a time, first the bank, then the auto industry,then the medical industry with Labor Unions put into the position of making decisions for Doctors and Nurses. 

Doctors and Nurses go on strike and close down the hospitals to force higher wages.  What fools these Liberal minded voters are.  They would sell their country to the Devil.

I attended the Shingle

By Debbie Medina (not verified) on September 6, 2009

I attended the Shingle Springs townhall meeting.  Mc Clintock did not present a better alternative to the Obama healthcare plan.  After several audience members spoke on how difficult it was to deal with thier insurance company his suggestion was to fire thier insurance companies; what an line of crap!  If you have a pre-existing condition you cannot fire your insurance company because you will not be able to find one to cover you.  Most of you republicans are using the Healthcare Reform that was presented by our PRESIDENT OBAMA as a platform for hate, let's face it you are upset that an African American is in charge of our country.  The white man will soon be the minority :-).

Quote:I attended the Shingle

By Grateful (not verified) on September 6, 2009

Quote:I attended the Shingle Springs townhall meeting.  Mc Clintock did not present a better alternative to the Obama healthcare plan.  After several audience members spoke on how difficult it was to deal with thier insurance company his suggestion was to fire thier insurance companies; what an line of crap!  If you have a pre-existing condition you cannot fire your insurance company because you will not be able to find one to cover you.  Most of you republicans are using the Healthcare Reform that was presented by our PRESIDENT OBAMA as a platform for hate, let's face it you are upset that an African American is in charge of our country.  The white man will soon be the minority :-).

Submitted by Debbie Medina  End Quote:

This is a boat load of crap. Always pulling the race card is a flimsy argument commonly used by the opposing side.  What he said is he is proposing a plan that will enable the doctors to fire an insurance company if they will not cover a needed proceedure.  He did not suggest you fire your insurance company.  He discussed not only Tort Reform but keeping the insurance companies from dropping us due to a prexisting condition. 

And how do you come to the conclusion that not agreeing with the public health care portion of the bill that the Republicans are promoting hate?   They are speaking for those of us who do not agree.  Do not forget that there are many Democrats that do not agree with this plan.  

 

I don't care if McClintock

By Anonymous (not verified) on September 4, 2009

I don't care if McClintock has a better plan than Obama or if Obama has a better plan than McClintock.  What I care about is a political leader that pushes his own agenda at a so called "town hall' meeting meant for the civil exchange of the town's people.  Here's what the Auburn Journal had to say about McClintock's meeting:

The Granite Bay High School gymnasium is normally packed with proud parents cheering on the Grizzlies.

But on Tuesday night, thousands filled the bleachers and chairs leaving standing room only for community members to voice their opinions and participate in a heated debate about health care reform.

Republican Congressman Tom McClintock, who hosted the first of four town hall meetings throughout Northern California Tuesday night, focused his comments AGAINST President Barrack Obama’s proposed universal health care plan as he told the audience of more than 2,000 residents about the need for a prepaid health care voucher to accommodate the varying health care needs of Americans.

“The long lines and waiting lists are downright deadly,” McClintock said. “The health voucher will allow every family in America to choose a plan that accommodates their needs.”

McClintock also expressed his desire for competition among insurance companies and the freedom for citizens to choose a health care plan and an insurance carrier across state lines.

“We don’t require Californians to bank or shop in only California stores. Why should we require that they choose California plans?” McClintock asked, to which the supporters in the crowd responded with a standing ovation.

As members of the community claimed the microphone to pitch their burning questions to the Congressman, emotions flared and the crowd became polarized.

Christa Darlington, an Auburn resident, spoke against McClintock’s views citing that the tax credit he proposed totaled $2,000 annually when the average healthcare plan costs $1,086 per month. Darlington came to the meeting with a carpetbag containing more than 3,000 names of his constituents who were against McClintock’s plan.

As Darlington made her way through the crowd, supporters of McClintock made their opinions known by way of boos and name-calling.

Although McClintock and numerous community speakers asked for the meeting to run smoothly and civil, that didn’t stop several heated opponents in the audience from yelling over speakers, throwing paper and calling speakers a multitude of names from “liar” and “hateful” to “whack job.”....

Boy, doesn't this make me proud to be an American? 

Tom, stay home and tweet your propaganda - you have absolutely NO interest in hearing both sides of the issue and constructing a viable health care program.  

I ask you why were Obama's town hall meetings so successful and yours nothing more than mayhem?  We witnessed a giant flaw in your character - an inability to listen, learn and lead this great district.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Granite Bay Town Hall Meeting

By Karen Z. (not verified) on September 4, 2009

I was at the Granite Bay Town Hall Meeting and was VERY impressed with the Congressman's ability to handle the audience.  Had I been called on, I would have made these comments:


#1  For those who are in favor of ObamaCare, calling a government option "competition" is putting an elephant (the govt) in a room with a bunch of mice (ins. companies) and saying have it.  The government does not have to break even or show a profit like the insurance companies do.  And, if the government runs out of money, all it has to do is print it.  How long do you think private insurance could compete in that environment?!?


#2 If Medicare is such a good system, as some stated, why is it that most people have supplemental plans?  If we need supplemental plans to cover what Medicare doesn't, what do private insurance companies do to cover their costs that the government does not reimburse them for?


#3 Health care reform and universal health care are NOT synonymous.  Just because most of the audience was opposed to HR 3200 does not mean that they are opposed to all health care reform.  There just has to be a better way than a government option.


Before anyone asks....no, I do not work for an insurance company nor does anyone in my family.  I have been enrolled in Kaiser for over 40 years and wouldn't change my plan for anything.  With Kaiser, the DOCTORS make the decisions; not the business office.  And all my records are in one place so my health care is coordinated.

Granite Bay Town Hall

By Keenen (not verified) on September 4, 2009

I was at the Granite Bay Town Hall meeting and I was truely impressed with how the meeting was conducted and managed by Mr. McClintock.  I listened to all sides and even though I was not selected to ask a question, I found the whole process fantastic.  I do not always agree with Mr. McClintock's politics, but I thought he treated everyone with respect, which was more than I could say for some of the partcipants.  I would have liked to have had more time - or perhaps more town halls scheduled.  I believe it is very important for our elected representatives to HEAR our voices first hand - Not tallied responses by their staff members.  This was democracy in action, and I look forward to participating in more of these meetings.

Health Care versus ObamaCare

By Justrand (not verified) on September 4, 2009

The strawman argument that the choice is between the Democrat’s plan, HR3200, or doing nothing is absolute nonsense!  Republicans have offered numerous plans and suggestions on how to attack the real issues of health care in America…but the media generally ignores them, and Madam Pelosi refuses to listen at all!  “Fixing” health care requires first agreeing on what is truly “broken”…a step the Democrats blew right past in there headlong rush to craft an 1,100+ page behemoth that called for a massive bureaucracy that would intrude deeply and permanently into almost every aspect of our lives.  And yet, the Dems (and many on this comment thread) can’t understand why freedom loving Americans are balking at this.  Wowser!

It sure diesn't seem like Tom

By George (not verified) on September 4, 2009

It sure diesn't seem like Tom McClintlock has any ideas other than whipping misinformed people into frenzies for political points.

McClintock's Susanville Town Hall Meeting 9-3-09

By Eileen (not verified) on September 5, 2009

Congressman McClintock lied about HR 3200 and then was forced to admit that he had not read it. His purpose for this town hall meeting was to incite the "crazies" in the Republican Party. He allowed individuals to spout things like assassinations, bomb threats, name calling of Democrats. His shameful use of muscle men and thugs to circulate in the room intimidating individuals that voiced an opposing view was shameless. The crowd was successfully turned into bobble head figures.

Mr. McClintock, I attended

By embarrassed to have you as my congressman (not verified) on September 4, 2009

Mr. McClintock,

I attended the town hall meeting in Susanville last night. Shame on you. You told untruths and didn't correct audience members spouting untruths and hateful threatening talk. After being asked how can we get our point out you said to write letters, blog, tweet, etc. So here goes.

Numerous people  in the crowd made reference to our leaders as socialists, communists, fascists etc.  But, the worst was the man who said our president, and those he is surrounded with, are socialists and communists and maybe the only way to fix it was assassination.  He ranted for another minute or so then said maybe that is what needs to be done! Shame on you for not admonishing him!

You said  physicians can use the amount they write off from the inadequate medi-cal and medicare reimbursements on their taxes. You got caught on that one as there was a physician there that told you that was false.

You said that the government would have access to your bank account. Nothing will give the government access to your bank account. The reference is to electronic payment which many already utilize now for payments even to profiteering insurance companies. The banking industry is very strict about how these transactions are protected.

You said in England after $49,000 a person is off their health care system. Not true again.

You know there is  no reference to "death panels" euthanasia or anything of the sort yet you didn't correct the man who spouted those hateful things. Obviously you want to propagate fear, hate, and untruths for your political agenda.

The man walking around with a microphone giving people the opportunity  to talk obviously knew many of the people he was allowing to speak . He would shake their hand , smile and make small talk with them when the mike was off but didn’t do that to the few in the audience who had opposition to your ideas.

A conservative is a man with two perfectly good legs who, however, has never learned how to walk forward.
Franklin D. Roosevelt

 

 

 

 

I am sorry you disagree with

By Mary Roy (not verified) on September 7, 2009

I am sorry you disagree with Mr. McClintock's views and the views of the majority of attendees to this townhall meeting, but reverting to lying about it does not suit anyone who wants to discuss issues, but it's so fitting to liberals who revert to insulting and lying. Unfortunatly for all of us, the fact that our current President chooses the worse of the worse to associate himself with is the painful truth. Just look at the czars he picks. He said himself that he would proove who is is by the people he associated with, so take a look. What a disgrace to our America, it's all I can say.


Mary

I attended the Susanville

By Taxpayer From Susanville (not verified) on September 4, 2009

I attended the Susanville town hall mtg. Wow, what a bunch of hypocrites! I was born and raised here, and was one of the few at this meeting who was for the new health care proposals. I was also one of the few at this mtg who does not have a government job (nor does my wife)! I don't get my wages, retirement and health insurance from the tax payer, I'm one of the few in Lassen County who actually works in the private sector and makes a decent living. I'm sure if I was to ask for a show of hands at this meeting  of people that either work for the State, (Corrections, Cal-Fire, Cal Trans, etc), or they work for the Federal Gov. (Sierra Army Depot, Federal Prison, Forest Service, BLM, Military, etc), or they work for the County or the City Of Susanville as Teachers, Administration, etc. 95% of those that support you and your Republican Rush Limbaugh worshipping rhetoric would have raised their hands! How ironic! All these well paid, well insured, looking forward to a comfortable retirement "Conservatives" live off of other people's taxes!! So who's the real Socialist? The guy who rants and raves about taxes and regulations, and about getting government off his back-while all the while working for said government? Even if you don't directly work for the government, if your Spouse does you also get subsidized by ME the Taxpayer, because I'm sure that if you are a small business Owner and your wife is a Correctional Employee, you can get health benefits thru her at a huge discount compared to what you'd have to pay in the "free market". I'm quite disgusted with you type of people.....why don't you take a look in the mirror sometime? Why don't you guys promote real "Conservatism" and get the politicians to privatize all those government agencies you work for? Go do some research and see what a Correctional officer makes at a private prison.....think you could survive on $15.00/hr and crappy benefits? That's what you'd make if they privatized the prison system....that's what happens out here in the "Real World" where we actually compete for our jobs! 

Town Hall Meeting

By Valerie from Quincy (not verified) on September 7, 2009

Right on! We got to the meeting late and had to stand up aganist the wall in front of the room so the view to the crowd was very clear. What I saw was a sea of confused faces and people who wanted real answers which they did not get.  All of the comments you made were so logical I wish you had spoken (even though I know you would never have gotten the mike).  After looking at the amount of campaign contributions received by our legislators  from the health insurance industry "Tom"  has received the least in a group where some have received millions. The man seems to be able to be bought for pennies. What a tradegy for our country that these people are our representatives. Feather Publishing has refused to print my letter to the editor so would you please send yours. Thank you for your wisdom! 

Should have worn you glasses.

By Mary Roy (not verified) on September 7, 2009

Should have worn you glasses. I saw people who absolutely have made this country great with their hard work and sacrifice, the only confused ones where the four holding the "Kennedy" Health care sign, that they put under their seats soon after the "mob" made their voices known that we don't want the government in our dr. offices, our homes, or our lives. we've made it on our own, and yes, by hapily paying our fair share of taxes, we're the "rich" that Obama wants all to hate, I have not in 50 years have witnessed a more devisive president .


Mary


 

I was at the Susanville

By Anonymous (not verified) on September 4, 2009

I was at the Susanville townhall.  This person  is drinking to much of Obama's kool aid. the death Dr. that is running the Obama care is Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, whom has stated over and over again what he thinks of senior's and there future.  People with disabilities would be thrown to the wayside along with anyone over 65 year's of age. 

This person is a devout socialist, and full of it.

Anonymous you just made my

By embarrassed to have you as my congressman (not verified) on September 4, 2009

Anonymous you just made my point; name calling, intimidation, threats and lies are at the heart of the NONdebates over health care. Read the bill, or at least the parts that you feel threatened by. Even though it is always protrayed by opponents, interestingly not proponents as they want people to know what it says,  as an overwhelming 1,000+ page document it is not that hard to read. The margins are wide, the font is large and there are no more than 25 lines on each page. If you haven't read the bill your comments have no validity nor does your perception that I am a socialist.

And what are you? A Ditto

By Taxpayer From Susanville (not verified) on September 4, 2009

And what are you? A Ditto Head? I bet you have a nice cushy State job, living off of my taxes and calling yourself an "Anti Tax Conservative". Let's cut taxes and spending (just not the taxes and spending that provides you with a comfortable wage, good benefits and a fat retirement). 

Please send your comments to

By Valerie from Quincy (not verified) on September 7, 2009

Please send your comments to Feather Publishing and letters to the Editor.

Wow. Were you the one who

By George (not verified) on September 4, 2009

Wow. Were you the one who advocated assasination? Your post sounds like the same extremist rhetoric to me. How can a decent human being allow this kind of behavior in what is supposed to be a civil discussion. Tom McClintlock should be ashamed of himself. It's clear he like the GOP wants no discussion, no solutions and no relief for stuggling Americans.

We want the issue so we can

By Anonymous (not verified) on September 4, 2009

We want the issue so we can boot the lunatics out of office with it.

Thank you Tom!

By Shari (not verified) on September 2, 2009

I attended the town hall meeting in Granite Bay last night.  Congressman McClintock was very fair and balanced!  He gave each side of the debate equal time when it came to the Q&A period. He would listen to a question from someone for the Obama plan, then he would listen to someone from someone who didn't want the Obama plan.  He was diligent in his pursuit of a respectful exchange of ideas and opinions insisting that both sides would be listened to respectfully! 


Near the end of the evening Tom asked the audience to show by clapping, yelling, or whatever means to display the support for the Obama plan.  There were a number of people that clapped... Then he asked those who oppose a government run health-care system to show by their clapping/yelling and the roof was raised!  There was no question that the overwhelming majority of the attendees did NOT want a government run program!


I appreciate the opportunity to attend such an event where those of both opinions were treated fairly and allowed to express their opnions, freely, without fear of harrassment!


I was quite shocked at the behavior of the Carpet Bagger!  How disrespectful and childish to throw her bag of petitions at the Congressman!


Thank you Tom for allowing us to have a civilized equal exchange on this very devisive topic!


 

Town Hall Meeting at Granite Bay

By Karen and George Martinez (not verified) on September 4, 2009

We  agree with Shari.  My husband and I wanted to add our special thanks to Congressman McClintock for arranging the town hall meeting and handling it so civilly.  Could it be that through this hottly debated issue Americans may actually return to the historical practice of open debate/discussion between the electorate and its government?  Thank-you!

Response to Shari

By Joe (not verified) on September 3, 2009

Imagine a crowd at a McClintock town hall meeting being overwhelmingly opposed to health care reform.  Its easy to score points by "opposing government run health care", but its a lot harder to come up with ideas to make health care affordable, and figure out a way to insure people that can't get health insurance because of preexisting conditions.

As far as I can tell, McClintock is just another Republican only interested in opposing health care in order to score points, with no interest whatsoever in solving the problem.

Why haven't the Lib congress

By Anonymous (not verified) on September 4, 2009

Why haven't the Lib congress people shown up in their local Districts... At least Tom shows up and you all have to shlep up from Davis & Berkeley because Matsui & Pelosi won't even hold one that you can your love fests at.

Although Mr McClintlock has

By George (not verified) on September 2, 2009

Although Mr McClintlock has the luxury of not running for re-election in 2010 he should be mindful of the fact he won his seat in 2008 by only 1800 votes. This is one resident of the 4th CA. CD that will not forget where he was when the stuggling people of California needed him in 2012.

Better read the Constitution,

By Anonymous (not verified) on September 4, 2009

Better read the Constitution, friend!  All members of Congress are up for re-election every 2 years, thus Mr. McClintock will be on the ballot again in 2010.  I, for one, intend to cast my vote for him.--again.

Ah, George FYI,

By Anonymous (not verified) on September 3, 2009

Ah, George FYI, representatives to the U.S. House of Representatives serve two-year terms. Maybe you should dig out your high school civics book (assuming you ever had one) and review the election process for memebers of the U.S. House of Representatives, Senate, and president. But if only want to vote every four years in the "important" elections, that's your choice. Enjoy it, it may end up being the only thing left that you actually get to choose on.

I went to the town hall

By Anonymous (not verified) on September 2, 2009

I went to the town hall meeting last night and was absolutley excited that we have a Congressman that is willing to go against Obama's faulted plan to bring donw this Nation. As some expressed views about wanting free healthcare, I couldn't help but think why? The quality of Health Care will drop significantly! I am 17 and a student at Granite Bay High, I do not want to pay an enormous amount of taxes my whole life, cleaning up Obama's mess!

It was clear last night Tom

By Maxine (not verified) on September 2, 2009

It was clear last night Tom is against reform and does not really want to listen to opposing views. He needs to change that attitude if he ever intends to be Gov of CA or even President some day. I will be watching you Tom.

Townhall meeting

By Mary Roy (not verified) on September 2, 2009

Thank you Mr. Mclintock.


May God bless you and give you the courage to do the right thing for


your constituents.  Sad to see some folks that call us old, mean, gray haired, selfish etc. I guess disturbing the 90% of us to appease the other 10% is not selfish. I am a very proud American citizen and an immigrant. I love America with all my heart, and to see the direction that our president and his czars are taking us is heart braking, I pray that my children and grandchildren will enjoy the freedom and liberty I so much enjoyed in t the last 50 years. I think of America as a mom that not only adopted me with open loving arms, but provided me with the kind of life I could have only imagined. And it did not come from government, it came from very hard work, which is what makes us so very proud. I respect my government, but what I really want from it, is my God given freedom. God Bless You


Mary Roy


 

Town Hall Meeting - Granite Bay

By Anonymous (not verified) on September 2, 2009

It was clear McClintock was NOT interested in hearing his constituents opinions last night.  I came out to LEARN about the health care plan to help me decide.  What I learned was we have a representative willing to nearly encite a riot  to push his own agenda against the Obama plan. 

I watched everyone that spoke for the reform chastised by McClintock (including the woman that brought forth signatures on a petition in support) which further whipped the "MOB" into a frenzy. 

These so called town hall meetings need a higher level of law enforcement - I witnessed a man in the face of one of the pro-reform speakers.  Thankfully his wife pulled him back.

These meetings ARE NOT SAFE.  Shame on you McClintock for stooping so.  If you think this somehow furthers your political career, you are mistaken.  In fact, it does exactly the opposite.  I saw a very disrespectful biased man relishing the mob mentality.  I only learned to be ashamed of my country and my fellow countrymen.

Tom, for the safety of the citizens, cease and desist these meetings immediately.

 

 

Tom went out of his way to

By Anonymous (not verified) on September 4, 2009

Tom went out of his way to listen to everyone.   He insisted on alternating questions or views, for and against.  If anything, you were "over represented" by basically all 35 or 40 Shleppers from out of town getting to speak, versus only 35 or so of the 1500 locals that are opposed.

I was there last evening... I

By Ann L (not verified) on September 2, 2009

I was there last evening... I wonder if "anonymous" was at the same town hall meeting?  I didn't see a "MOB" or any one in a "Frenzy" or anything that look like the beginnings of a "riot".  I saw Americans freely expressing their feelings on both sides.  I think this may be a new experience for "anonymous".  I did notice that those yelling out disrespectful statements and displaying mean spirited signs of personal attacks (of Congressman McClintolck) were those on the left.  I thought this town hall meeting was FABULOUS! 

I attended the townhall

By Anonymous (not verified) on September 2, 2009

I attended the townhall meeting last night at Granite Bay and was completely upset by the fact that his aide ignored me three times and I could not comment on what some of the people had already said. Overall it was very good for everyone to hear what others had to say about the health care reform.  I like to keep an open mind about everything. Will continue to see what develops over the next few months.

Blatant LIES!!

By Shari (not verified) on September 2, 2009

The text stating that Tom was not interested in hearing constituants are BLATANT LIES!  He allowed each side to ask questions or make statements equally.  This, inspite of the fact that the group FOR Obama care was only about 15% of the crowd, and the group against government run health-care was about 85%!  So he was more than fair to those wishing to express their support for the health-care plan.

Granite Bay Town Hall meeting

By Diana Lee (not verified) on September 4, 2009

The Town Hall meeting in Granite Bay was packed to the rafters and a large crownd was standing.  There was a group of about 20 people, the organized group from the left that included the carpet bag throwing lady,  and they all kept following the people with the microphones around and Tom made sure about four of them could speak.  They had preprinted signs and looked liked some left-over hyppies.  I was glad we did not have to hear one more of them with their made-up comments, such as, " I have read the whole bill".  Personally, I don't think she read any of it.


Tom made sure he took questions and comments from both those for and against the Gov health plan.  He handled the meeting very well including the rent-a-crownd screamers, Tom emphasised everyones right to free speech and that meant that not all those who have complained in the foregoing comments that they could not speak would be able too, since the people in the unorganized concern citizens  group should have a turn  to speak.  too.  Tom you did a great job,  I am proud of  you  and thank God you are my congressman. 

Town Hall Meeting Granite Bay

By Sheila M. of Rocklin (not verified) on September 2, 2009

He was interested in  your concerns, he let pro health care people ask questions and answered their concerns. He also asked the audience to be "respectful" to those people speaking. So tell me how is it that,  as you say   he was  "willing to nearly excite a riot". 2. The lady who brought that carpet bag was rude, in my opinion, she dropped that piece of garbage and left in a huff. 3. There were plenty of Placer County Sheriffs there... with basically nothing to do... 4. I felt as safe there as I do when I attend church, the only somewhat scary thing I saw was a woman by the exit yelling "obama is not a communist". Tom, thank you for holding that town hall meeting. I thought it was great and very informative. I think you were incredibly respectful to those opposing you, including those who were yelling "liar" and other names. I must admit you did much better than I would have done. I am not ashamed of my country. I love my country. And I could tell by observation that most of the people there love their country, and are truly afraid of what is happenig to their country. Keep up the good work, and please keep on having town halls !!

Go talk to Matsui... she will

By Anonymous (not verified) on September 2, 2009

Go talk to Matsui... she will say what you are looking for.... Doh!!  She is unwilling to meet with her "constituents".  

http://www.sacbee.com/capitolandcalifornia/story/2142263.html?storylink=lingospot

 

All I remember seeing were 5

By Anonymous (not verified) on September 2, 2009

All I remember seeing were 5 or 6 carpet baggers from Berkley & Davis carpooling up to a place they don't belong and trying to get their prepared speeches read.

Tom was extremely gracious to everyone.  But... as your commie leader likes to point out... "We Won"... here... if you don't like Republicans, move. 

I think it's sad that when

By Mary Roy (not verified) on September 2, 2009

I think it's sad that when liberals don't get their way, they whine, revert to name calling and even attack us personally. I know I have them in my friends and in my family.


Last night's  meeting was incredibly well controlled, the same time was given to both sides. Sorry that our side was much larger, but we had equal opportunity to hear both sides. I just hope and pray that our voices will echo in Washington and that the WE THE PEOPLE are the one paying for our representatives.


GOD BLESS AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL.

Your opening statement is

By Chris in Placer County (not verified) on September 2, 2009

Your opening statement is hilarious - you're complaining about whining and name calling by whining and name calling.   Priceless.


There's so much childish noise going around on BOTH sides that we can't even hear the  many, many good ideas and opinions being discussed.    If either side closes their minds to the ideas on the table through a, "we're right, they're wrong" mentality, we all lose out. 


 


 


 

I was there sitting right

By Megan (not verified) on September 3, 2009

I was there sitting right next to the "organizing of America" woman who threw the bag!  Tom handled himself very professionally!    He let EVERY side speak!  I can tell you the the "carpet" woman was the 5th person to speak and sI was itting next to her, I saw her literally get up and walk to a man holding the mic and said" I am next, you are ignoring me, let me speak"   Tom was letting everyone speak.  Funny think is, he asked first for someone for the health program,,,,No one was raising their hand.   People even commented about "where are they" and the woman sitting next to me said "we are right here" but none of them raised their hand.  Guess they didn't want to be the first to talk......But then that woman part of OofA who threw the bag was the same woman - to get up and complain that she "was not being heard" to the guy with the mic.    Honestly she had nothing to say!   To say that the average healtcare plan cost $1800 plus a month is SUCh a lie. . Maybe on Cobra but not when you purchase your own plan ...unless you are a family of 10!  


I am just annoyed b/c Tom kept the whole thing so under control... Even when THE ORGANIZED DEM GROUP OF ORGANIZING FOR AMERICA!!!  Throw her bag at him he was respectful!!   Funny they always say it's the REPUBLICANS/CONSERVATIVES are organized...ALL I saw last night was ORGANIZED DEM!!!