Check Out This Regular Joe Rip Into Rep. Tom MacArthur (R-NJ) Over TrumpCare At A Town Hall

Submitted by: fancylad 1 month ago in News & Politics


'You've been the single greatest threat to my family!' 

GOP representative Tom MacArthur, a key figure in shaping the newly-revised American Health Care Act, did a town hall in New Jersey to speak with constituents about the new health care legislation. 

A lot of the people there shared stories of how the bill would personally affect them and their families, and one of the most hardcore testimonies came from the guy in the clip up above who called MacArthur a threat to his family because of the AHCA's ability to take insurance coverage from patients with pre-existing conditions.

Here's a longer version of the entire town hall meeting.

There are 22 comments:
Male 1,680
This guy was clearly a plant but good old joe the plumber, he was a real american hero!

The neocon brain is a troubled thing, as it should be. 
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Male 38,418
daegog Joe the Plumber was a genuine, normal guy. He asked Obama an unscripted question, JUST ONE not a long litany of bullshit that isn't even a question. Obama failed to answer, mumbling about 'redistribute the wealth' and it make him look like an ass.
Gigantic difference.
Are the MSM camped out by the hundreds on this guy's street for weeks? No? I wonder why not?
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You're a dumbshit, aren't you? NO ONE should have to be forced to pay that much! But this shit is too convenient for you, isn't it? Blame all these problems on those who are middle class or lower! Because you know, simply being rich and owning a hospital somehow gives you the license to overcharge for basic procedures and bankrupt most people!  | Writing good dissertation
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Male 534
rose_rogers Don't upvote the spam, ffs.
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Male 38,418
What a bloody tool. First off, it does NOT do that. Second off, if THAT is the biggest threat to his family in his whole life? He's lived in a Bubble (like Bubble Boy eh?) of perfection.
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Male 2,264
5cats "if THAT is the biggest threat to his family in his whole life?"

Dude...did you even watch the video?  Sorry, but the ACA is actually helping American familes, which is why only 17% of the population is for repeal\replace.  The only portion of the population that is for repeal\replace are the insurance companies and the politicians who's pockets are being lined by them.  

Before you stick you foot in your mouth again...here you go:

http://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/325448-poll-majority-of-voters-disapprove-of-gop-obamacare-repeal-plan
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Male 5,890
kalron27 And then, of course, there are the assholes who want to keep the ACA but want Obamacare repealed!
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Male 16
Well said. Glad he was able to speak freely. 
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Male 322
My hero.  A well rehearsed and thought out response to poor government.
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Male 38,418
mentott510 Screenplay written by DNC strategists.
Rehearsed, oh yes many times!
Read off a teleprompter (possibly) but probably memorized.
And the Oscar goes to... Melodramatic Man! For his performance in "I'm Just Asking A Question... in 10,000 words or more!"

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Male 14,867
5cats the man was speaking from the heart. Just concede his pain, frustration and fear.
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Male 38,418
Draculya These 'viral Democrat people' always turn out to be shills. They are recruited, trained and practice their acts. They are invariably RNC members or their relatives, or at the least are heavily in State-level Democrat party apparatus. I have yet to see one that wasn't.

His main issue should be the MASSIVE increase in price, and the MASSIVE decrease in coverage that OBAMA-care inflicted on America. 
"If you like your policy, you can keep your policy" and also: "It will lower the price by an AVERAGE of $2400 a year..." remember? Where is the coverage of the facts? Why play entirely on emotions and falsehoods?

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Male 7,045
5cats you are blind deaf and dumb.  These people aren't "paid", they live in these districts.  Sure some of them are activists, but to decry them all shills is silly.  They aren't what you are 5cats.  I know you like projecting yourself onto others but in this case you are wrong.
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Male 38,418
normalfreak2 No, mostly they are shipped in from other places. IDK about this specific guy, maybe the DNC have finally learned their lesson after doing it for all these years...

I'm saying many have been PROVEN as shills, and you have not denied it. Because it's a fact.
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Male 534
Wow.  If you look up "melodramatic" in the dictionary, there'll be a picture of this guy.
A little over the top, there, buddy.
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Male 2,264
irk You say Melodramatic I say Passionate.  I wish I had the memory and voice to speak like this at a townhall meeting, I'd sure as hell feel good about using my voice in a public forum like this.

But I will say, he did it dramatically! 
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Male 534
kalron27 Yup, I get your point and I don't disagree, Kalron, but for me the melodramatic presentation came off as insincere and a whole lot more like grandstanding. How you say something is as important as what you say.  I think he diminished his own message with that corny delivery.
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Male 2,978
irk That was my feeling, too. As much as I wanted to like this dressing down of an elected official, this guy really seemed to be trying too hard for an Oscar nomination. I actually wound up empathizing with the politician, especially when he asked, "What's your question?"

"What's my question? Indeed, one might ask, What question is this? For what are we all but questions in search of answers? A kingdom for a horse! Alas, poor Yorick! Be still, my heart! Oh nooo, Mr. Elected Official, this performance... is just beginning!"

*Squrlz rolls eyes*
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Male 786
I heard that people will have to stand in front of Trump's 'death panel' so his bureaucrats can decide, based on a subjective judgment of their 'level of productivity in society,' whether they are worthy of health care. 

One good turn...
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Male 389
Welp, I guess the Republicans are in deep shit right now, if the Democrats can't take back the house and senate in 2018 they really suck.
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Male 1,680
fuad119 That is the absolute beauty of the Republican party.. They are literally marketing geniuses.

Consider the average person probably distrusts politicians BUT they think the ONE or TWO guys that represent them is actually ok, its just the OTHER 90%+ is jacked up.

By convincing their own constituents that they aren't actually the problem, they can remain in office no matter what nonsense occurs in government. 

Now this guy Jeff, ACTUALLY gets it, but i suspect that if the majority of the American population was as active and knowledgeable as this fellow, Trump would have never been elected in the first place.
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