What we’d like to hear at the Congressional town hall meetings

Rep. Sue Myrick (R-NC) at 2010 town hall meeting.

Rep. Sue Myrick (R-NC) at 2010 town hall meeting

Congress is about to take a paid vacation for the entire month of August. During this time, many members of Congress hold town hall meetings where they take questions from their constituents. Here are some questions we would love our Republican friends to ask their Republican members of Congress:

1. Why are you taking another huge vacation paid by us when you refuse to do any work the rest of the time?

2. Why are you trying to take away my Affordable Care Act protections such as the prohibition against insurance companies rejecting me for pre-existing conditions?

3. I’m a business person and I depend on good roads and bridges for my business. Why won’t you fix America’s crumbling roads and bridges?

4. I’m a single female. How do you expect me to vote Republican when you are trying to have Big Government or big corporations invade my bedroom and stop me from making the most personal decisions about my body?

5. Why are you wasting time and our money suing President Barack Obama over issuing executive orders, when he has issued the least amount of executive orders of any President in over 100 years?

6. Why are you thinking about wasting time and our money impeaching President Obama over political differences that aren’t “Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes or Misdemeanors” as required by the Constitution?

Are our Republican friends or others likely to show up to their town hall meetings and ask these kinds of questions of their representatives in Congress? Maybe if we raise these questions over and over.

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