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Rep. Barney Frank Town Hall --LIVE--
http://www.cnn.com/video/flashLive/live.html?stream=stream2&iref=lb100

Posted on 08/18/2009 5:07:46 PM PDT by GOPinCa

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To: Uncle Miltie
Claire McCaskill: "I don't understand this rudeness."

-PJ

51 posted on 08/18/2009 5:34:30 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (This just in... Voting Republican is a Terrorist act!)
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To: GOPinCa

“You said we would be allowed a public option as well as a private option. How can private compete with the unlimited resources of public money?” - Questioner

“You won’t have the profit making.” - BF

“There will be no ongoing public subsidy of the public option.” - What about it’s tax exempt status? Isn’t that a subsidy?


52 posted on 08/18/2009 5:35:29 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (UPS and FEDEX are doing fine. It's the Post Office that's always having problems. - 0bummer)
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To: GOPinCa

“there will be no ongoing subsidy of the public option”

BULLSHIT. There isn’t now but you can damn well bet there will be.


53 posted on 08/18/2009 5:35:50 PM PDT by Domandred (Fdisk, format, and reinstall the entire .gov system. I am Jim Thompson.)
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To: Uncle Miltie

“We’re going to pay for it by raising taxes on wealthy people” - BF

BOOOOOOO!!!!


54 posted on 08/18/2009 5:36:10 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (UPS and FEDEX are doing fine. It's the Post Office that's always having problems. - 0bummer)
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To: Uncle Miltie

“...raise taxes...”


55 posted on 08/18/2009 5:36:35 PM PDT by pitinkie (revenge will be sweet)
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To: GOPinCa

Frank says the ‘public option’ will get ‘administrative’ funding at the start.

Thereafter, it will be ‘break even’ and will get no additional funding.

[Who are you going to believe? Barney and Congress or your lying ears?]


56 posted on 08/18/2009 5:36:38 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Political Junkie Too

It’s 14% of our payroll. How do you expect us to compete with our competitors when there is an 8% option?

Why are companies overseas? Because they’re being taxed to death here.

This Administration has done nothing for small business.

When are you going to help us out instead of taxing us into oblivion?


57 posted on 08/18/2009 5:41:02 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (UPS and FEDEX are doing fine. It's the Post Office that's always having problems. - 0bummer)
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To: Rebelbase

I loved that movie. That was a man!


58 posted on 08/18/2009 5:41:16 PM PDT by truthkeeper ("Why oh why didn't I take the blue pill?")
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To: Cboldt
Fair enough, as far as that goes. -IF- given that government is not trustworthy (and IMO, that is the most charitable take), what should the occupants of the country do with/about their government? Give it MORE power and control? Give it respect?

Do unto others as others do unto you.

Are government representatives empowering citizens or themselves? Are our representatives treating their constituents with respect or condescension and disdain?

As to what we do, we should change the constitution to limit the aristocracy to a reasonable amount of time in DC.

59 posted on 08/18/2009 5:43:39 PM PDT by jwalsh07 (CommieCare: Need a Stent, Take a Red Pill. Next!)
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To: GOPinCa

“He got an $80B concession from the pharmaceutical companies.”

IN THE POCKET OF BIG PHARMA!


60 posted on 08/18/2009 5:44:46 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (UPS and FEDEX are doing fine. It's the Post Office that's always having problems. - 0bummer)
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To: GOPinCa

So that was BF’s district? Not a lot of happy campers in his backyard!


61 posted on 08/18/2009 5:45:39 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (UPS and FEDEX are doing fine. It's the Post Office that's always having problems. - 0bummer)
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To: RoadKingSE

ROFLMAO!!!!!!!


62 posted on 08/18/2009 5:46:48 PM PDT by Bushbacker1 (I'll miss President Bush greatly! Palin in 2012! The "other" Jim Thompson)
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To: Uncle Miltie

I’m surprised the Massachusetts voters had such pointed questions, and tried to NOT let the f***** off the hook as it tried to evade the question.


63 posted on 08/18/2009 5:48:03 PM PDT by knarf
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To: Uncle Miltie

This after they approve $7 million pay for AIG executive. Their reasoning: Have to pay to keep good people.

Now, they figure that one out.


64 posted on 08/18/2009 5:48:26 PM PDT by NavySEAL F-16
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To: Uncle Miltie

Read Hugh Hewitt on this one. Politico is breaking a huge story on David Axelrod and his firm all intertwined in this Pharma debacle.


65 posted on 08/18/2009 5:50:01 PM PDT by NavySEAL F-16
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To: Political Junkie Too

Barney is one arrogant sob.


66 posted on 08/18/2009 5:56:08 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: knarf

There were about 300 people for 2.5 hours. Hannity has it on now...definitely looks like unhappy campers in the crowd. Frank asks “what’s the matter with you all? I don’t understand what you think you are accomplishing by yelling?”


67 posted on 08/18/2009 6:05:15 PM PDT by Boardwalk
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To: Boardwalk
what’s the matter with you all? I don’t understand what you think you are accomplishing by yelling?”

Obviously the talking point. Didn't McCaskill say the exact same thing??

68 posted on 08/18/2009 6:08:37 PM PDT by truthkeeper ("Why oh why didn't I take the blue pill?")
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To: Boardwalk

I live in Mass and I’ve never seen this before.People are PISSED up here.


69 posted on 08/18/2009 6:10:18 PM PDT by taxtruth (STAY THE COURSE.WE CAN DO IT!)
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To: Uncle Miltie

“So that was BF’s district? Not a lot of happy campers in his backyard!”

Barney Frank’s district is gerrymandered, Dartmouth is in southern MA, not the friendliest for him, he’s dangerously close to actual conservatives, lol.


70 posted on 08/18/2009 6:11:15 PM PDT by Andy'smom
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To: Boardwalk
I don’t understand what you think you are accomplishing by yelling?

Because, your not listening.

71 posted on 08/18/2009 6:11:44 PM PDT by depressed in 06 (Idiotcracy has arrived 400 years early.)
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To: Parley Baer

The crowd outside is huge.Tar and feathers stock is going up!


72 posted on 08/18/2009 6:13:06 PM PDT by taxtruth (STAY THE COURSE.WE CAN DO IT!)
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To: MikeWUSAF

LMAO! I loooove me some ‘Ceiling Cat’ and ‘Looter Dude’.


73 posted on 08/18/2009 6:43:30 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Obama: The Prevaricating Provocateur.)
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To: NavySEAL F-16

I CANNOT, frikkin’ wait!


74 posted on 08/18/2009 6:46:09 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Obama: The Prevaricating Provocateur.)
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To: GOPinCa

VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2319164/posts


75 posted on 08/18/2009 6:46:13 PM PDT by ianschwartz
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To: Political Junkie Too

Blah, blah, blah, Bwany.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3BS4C9el98


76 posted on 08/18/2009 6:46:38 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Obama: The Prevaricating Provocateur.)
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To: GOPinCa

These guys can’t even take a little heat from the voters. What are they going to do when they face a real crisis?


77 posted on 08/18/2009 7:05:48 PM PDT by popdonnelly (Yes, we disagree - no, we won't shut up - no, we won't quit.)
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To: GOPinCa

Will somebody have the balls (or not...) to ask him if gender reassignment surgery will be covered under the “plan”?


78 posted on 08/18/2009 7:12:30 PM PDT by boatbums (Pro-woman, pro-child, pro-life!)
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To: popdonnelly
What are they going to do when they face a real crisis?

Blame George Bush.

-PJ

79 posted on 08/18/2009 7:13:26 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (This just in... Voting Republican is a Terrorist act!)
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To: taxtruth
I live in Mass and I’ve never seen this before.People are PISSED up here.

Seriously? In Massachusetts? I'm happy to hear that.

I grew up there and it WAS a lot less liberal in my day.

Do you know any Dems who don't want this "public option"?

80 posted on 08/18/2009 7:16:10 PM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet(I am the MOB))
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To: Uncle Miltie

Oh brother! He gets booed and it’s Bush’s fault? Wow... Bush didn’t increase the deficit by $181B in July alone.


81 posted on 08/18/2009 8:11:31 PM PDT by CowHampshire (NH, Tea Party, Banking Elite, Obama, Cloward-Piven, Totalitarianism, Fascism, Taxation)
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To: taxtruth

I haven’t been able to locate a video of this, anyone else?


82 posted on 08/18/2009 8:11:31 PM PDT by CowHampshire (NH, Tea Party, Banking Elite, Obama, Cloward-Piven, Totalitarianism, Fascism, Taxation)
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To: GOPinCa

he got an earful

????

wat?

thats what the headline said


83 posted on 08/18/2009 8:22:01 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: MikeWUSAF

Between Bawney Fwank’s body language and Sheila Jackson Lee’s obvious dissing of a constituent by being busy on her cell phone you’d think there would be enough proof of just how little these people really care about the average American.


84 posted on 08/18/2009 8:31:42 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud Dad of a U.S. Army Infantry Soldier presently instructing at Ft. Benning.)
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To: GOPinCa
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85 posted on 08/18/2009 8:47:44 PM PDT by mojitojoe (Socialism is just the last “feel good” step on the path to Communism and its slavery. Lenin)
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To: KansasGirl
Kudos to you brave enough to watch this Townhall. The sight of Barney Frank makes me sick and the sound of his voice grates on my nerves. The fact that a scumbag like him can be elected as a member of Congress is Exhibit A as to why this country is so screwed.

My sentiments EXACTLY.
86 posted on 08/18/2009 9:05:58 PM PDT by khnyny ("Giving government money and power is like giving car keys and whiskey to a teenage boy")
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To: GOPinCa

Ha!

Mark Levin carried some of this on his show tonight.
Sounded to me like Bwaney Fwank caught an earfull from
some VERY unhappy constituents.

At first, he was trying to bully them into shutting
up, and I kept recalling his obnoxious 2 minutes of
fame in the House as “acting” House Speaker:

“The Gentlemen WILL SUSPEND! The Gentlemen WILL SUSPEND!”

Ad nauseum!

But they wore him down and he had to listen!

Gotta love it!!!


87 posted on 08/18/2009 10:13:34 PM PDT by MeekOneGOP (2008: The year the Media died. --Sean Hannity, regarding Barack HUSSEIN ObaMao's treatment ...)
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To: mojitojoe

LOL!!

That Banking Queen video is a CLASSIC, imho!!

Barney (Banking Queen) Frank
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZwVWXN0Pyq4


88 posted on 08/18/2009 10:17:28 PM PDT by MeekOneGOP (2008: The year the Media died. --Sean Hannity, regarding Barack HUSSEIN ObaMao's treatment ...)
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To: TomGuy

lets assume thats true. the public option will be non profit. that means private option will have to lower prices to compete. private will be more efficient,but will they be efficient enough to bother to stay in the business?
“thereafter break even” is interesting. how will people not contributing to the pot,and we know without doubt many will be in the system paying nothing,pay their share? either the people paying into the public option will pay more or new taxes raised to fund the public option (like social security which the pols use as a piggy bank. If the goal is to keep insurance costs down then it must be the latter since the first one would raise costs.


89 posted on 08/19/2009 2:52:55 AM PDT by wiggen (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WayzmX0WQvg)
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To: GOPinCa

Mark Levin’s commentary on this was priceless


90 posted on 08/19/2009 2:53:43 AM PDT by NCBraveheart (Somewhere in Kenya a village is missing it's Idiot)
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To: GOPinCa

for those that missed this live; here is a clip

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xdQKetTLXm8


91 posted on 08/19/2009 4:35:05 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Obama, the first ever 3 in a half year, lame duck TOTUS)
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To: CowHampshire

Go to freedom’s lighthouse.It’s on the front page.


92 posted on 08/19/2009 4:54:55 AM PDT by taxtruth (STAY THE COURSE.WE CAN DO IT!)
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To: GOPinCa

Last prostate exam Barney had, the doctor found an old Timex...and it was still running!


93 posted on 08/19/2009 6:15:28 AM PDT by ExiledChicagoan (I see a red door and I want it painted black. But that's just me.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

It’s time our side altered tactics a little. At every townhall event, somebody should come to the aid of the congressperson and chastise the audience as being too stupid to know what’s good for them. Only the elected representatives have the knowledge and experience to properly spend your money on responsible things. Stop being stingy with money and take care of everybody. By pushing words into the congress critters’ mouths the reps will be forced to defend the freedom position and argue against their own unstated thinking.


94 posted on 08/19/2009 6:35:07 AM PDT by Sgt_Schultze (Si vis pacem, para bellum)
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To: GOPinCa
Iraq war Iraq war Iraq war Iraq war you voters are stupid and I know whats good for you health care Iraq War....

A teachable moment for Massachusetts voters.
95 posted on 08/19/2009 8:25:11 AM PDT by dr_who
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To: KansasGirl

I loved his answer to the woman who said healthcare reform was a “nazi” plan. Never thought I would say this. Good for him!


96 posted on 08/19/2009 12:47:37 PM PDT by DallasSun (i believe in separation of church and hate.)
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