Telephone townhall tonight

Just a reminder that your phone might ring tonight just before 6:30 this evening. State Reps. Mary Lou Dickerson and Reuven Carlyle will be hosting a telephone-town hall. Nearly 30,000 homes in the district will be called, inviting residents to stay on the line and participate. Carlyle and Dickerson will be giving opening thoughts, while the majority of the tele-town hall will be allocated to taking questions from constituents. If you don’t receive a call, you may dial-in directly by calling 877-229-8493 and entering the code 15354. Once on the line, participants may ask a question by hitting *3. (Disclosure: Rep. Reuven Carlyle is a sponsor of MyBallard.)


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onederfullone
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onederfullone

It's not a town hall, it's an info-mercial. A town hall would be worth my time, at least my neighbors would hear my questions, and their non-answers. A telephone info-mercial, cherry picked questions, more of their tax and spend diatribe, is the largest waste of time and resources that I could imagine.
But the Mighty D's are scared to death of town halls, open debate, and reducing government by even the most reasonable methods.
So, we wait, until we get to vote, and replace them with folks who know what a budget axe is.

ballardgiant
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ballardgiant

Yes, we should all aim for the budget surplus that was created during the Bush years. That (R) really showed us how the trim the fat!

Brilliant!

onederfullone
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onederfullone

Brilliant is blaming Bush for an explosion in state government, brilliant is blaming Bush for an increase of over 30% in state spending. Brilliant would also account for the elected officials in this state, who know better than anybody how to run your life. Simply brilliant.
But thanks for not discounting the faux-town hall, which is the real issue of the mockery of the electrate by the mighty D's!

GAM
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GAM

I'd be interested to know how many people declined to participate (such as myself).

I support what both candidates do in the community, but find community political meetings and radio call in shows (which this reminds me of) to be mind-numbing at worst and useless (to me, personally) at best.

I just received their robo-call and hung up (it wouldn't give my line back right away – harumph!). I don't want to sit through listening to cranks with an axe to grind, even in the comfort of my own home.

JK
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JK

Well, I just got my call at 6:50, which I accepted but I don't know how long I'll stay on the line, I've got other stuff to do and feel comfortable getting this info in other places. But I think it's really kinda cool from a technological perspective! Go get 'em Reuven and Mary Lou – you gots a hard job!

ballardgiant
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ballardgiant

I never blamed Bush for anything…I simply pointed out that having (D) or (R) after one's name does not determine their ability to balance the budget.

Reading in FUNdamental!

onederfullone
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onederfullone

The hardest part is going to be finding a way to increase our tax burden, in this economy, and still get re-elected. I won't vote for any incumbent in this state again.

onederfullone
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onederfullone

You brought up Bush, so original of you. It always comes down to Bush when a serious issue about this states budget is revealed. It's a shame that the mighty 'D' get's another pass this year, another federal bail-out because they can just say 'Bush'. That's BS, and if you don't realize it, you are the fool.

JFK said, “Without debate, without criticism, no administration and no country can succeed — and no republic can survive.”

There is no debate with the left, here or nationally. If you haven't noticed, shame on you. They will raise taxes, they will increase government, and they will adversely affect this states ability to produce anything in an increasingly competetive global market.
I'm tired of them screwing up my state!

Vote them out!