Isn’t that nice

Beltway style democracy!

It will cost $15 to ask Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) a question in person during the August congressional recess.

The House Budget Committee chairman isn’t holding any face-to-face open-to-the-public town hall meetings during the recess, but like several of his colleagues he will speak only for residents willing to open their wallets.

[…] By outsourcing the events to third parties that charge an entry fee to raise money, members of Congress can eliminate most of the riffraff while still — in some cases — allowing reporters and TV cameras for a positive local news story.

6 thoughts on “Isn’t that nice

  1. Is Obama charging a fee to attend the events on his “Road to Perdition” bus tour? Following his bus tour Obama will be holding a private meeting in the White House with Wall Street’s most powerful corporate movers and shakers. He’s got to collect some of that $1 billion dollars they will be contributing to his re-election campaign. Obama is a con man who is owned outright by the wealthy.

  2. Well, I guess an entrance fee is to keep our the riff raff — or at least large enough numbers of them to cause a ruckus.

    And, at even $15, it eliminates most of the disaffected DIS-and unemployed.

    And brings in some money for The Cause.

    What an evil little shit.

  3. When and how did progressive Wisconsin become such a septic tank of reactionary electeds?

  4. Why don’t we have a raffle or bake sale and send a couple dozen people to his town hall??? Give him a nice big helping of fuck you.

  5. My Democratic reps will only be doing individual appointments and tele-conferences with constituents “because town halls are too expensive”.
    Yea right… They want their citizens cleaned, screened and de-spleened.

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