Town Hall Attendees LOL at GOP Rep’s Tall Tales on Health Reform

September 22, 2009

(ChattahBox)—As the spectacle of angry mobs of health care reform protesters, converging on town hall meetings, framed the public debate on health care during the long hot month of August, the public saw lots of shouting, but not so much laughing.

But a town hall video of Rep. Todd Tiahrt (R-Kan.) shows his Kansan constituents laughing at him, not with him, when his health care reform crazy talk overreaches to comical proportions.

We heard lots of falsehoods and fear-mongering this summer from the Republicans on health care reform. There were death panels that would kill granny, talk of Socialism and government run health care.

But Rep. Tiahrt decided to peddle a thoroughly debunked falsehood to his constituents saying, that the health care reform bill would cut doctor’s salaries and form a special government committee to decide how much money doctors could earn:

[T]hey’re gonna set up a committee to determine what every doctor in America will make. They will set that fee, every doctor will make the same.”

Of course the claim of a doctor’s salary committee is utter nonsense, but that didn’t stop the extreme conservative lawmaker from making it during a town hall meeting this summer.

However, his no-nonsense Kansan constituents were not about to be fooled, and in fact they laughed out loud at Tiahrt’s foolishness. One constituent is even heard saying: “Use common sense.”



One Response to “Town Hall Attendees LOL at GOP Rep’s Tall Tales on Health Reform”

  1. Old Man Dotes on September 23rd, 2009 12:10 am

    Tiahrt was counting on his constituents being ignorant and stupid. I wonder if he’ll be surprised next time he runs for re-election? One may hope.

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