Looks like Republicans have found a new revenue stream for themselves: charging citizens to attend Townhall Meetings. Get the poop scoop here: Talk to Paul Ryan? It’ll cost you at Politico.
It is not just Rep. Ryan who thinks citizens should be charged for access to their “representatives.” Rep. Ben Quayle (R-Ariz.) and Rep. Chip Cravaack (R-Minn.) are in the “pay to say” racket as well. Is there nothing these guys don’t want to charge you for? … besides a functioning government that is.
The Tea Partier’s second American Revolution sure has strayed from the FREEdom path. Instead of “No taxation without representation,” I guess their battlecry is “No representation without a cover charge.” I doubt there is a “ladies night,” unless maybe the incentive is a free (compulsory) uterine sonogram.
I think we’ve lost something over the centuries.