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    OK - "Bullcrap" congressman cancels town hall due to "safety concerns"

    Tulsa World:

    Rep. Markwayne Mullin calls 'bullcrap' at town hall
    in Jay: 'This is a service. No one here pays me to go'


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    In a video making the social media rounds, Mullin can be heard saying, “You say you pay for me to do this. Bullcrap. I pay for myself. I paid enough taxes before I got there and continue to through my company to pay my own salary. This is a service. No one here pays me to go.”

    When several members of the audience object, Mullin says, “I’m just saying this is a service for me, not a career, and I thank God this is not how I make my living.”
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    Mullin is in his third term and has not said whether he will seek a fourth.
    more at the links

    Rep. Markwayne Mullin cancels town hall in Tahlequah
    over 'safety concerns,' says event will be rescheduled


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    I've in my time gotten stuck with some of the worst representatives (Lamar Smith!) in the districts I've lived in. And it's followed me to NY too.

    Note the taxpayer-paid spin coordinators doing their nefarious job here.

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    So he does it out of the goodness in his heart?

    Those lucky Oklahomans.

    (I've gotten stuck with some of the best representatives. We should move to the same district and see what happens.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluesneakers View Post
    So he does it out of the goodness in his heart?

    Those lucky Oklahomans.

    (I've gotten stuck with some of the best representatives. We should move to the same district and see what happens.)
    OK!

    This guy -- (smh) -- I remember seeing his campaign signs during his first run, and shuddering.

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    He seems to think being a public servant is doing his constituents a favor. I wonder what kind of promises he made.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluesneakers View Post
    He seems to think being a public servant is doing his constituents a favor. I wonder what kind of promises he made.
    In Oklahoma the formula has long been God, guns, and gays: run strongly in favor of the first two and opposed to the third and you're a sure bet.

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    Ugh, I read about this yesterday. I wish I could get some face time with him, Lankford, Inhofe. Markwayne only has a business because he inherited Mullin Plumbing (a pretty large operation) from his father. He's built nothing on his own. He claims to speak for Native Americans and we openly shun him.

    haha I agree with the God, guns, and gays formula. Just throw in abortion and that's all that matters in Oklahoma politics. Oh, and OIL.
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    Mike Synar is rolling over in his grave.

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    The towm hall meeting will become a thing of the past. The opposition shows up to provoke and disrupt. jmo
    I understood every word you said. It was the order that you said them that has me confused.

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    One of our senators, Ron Johnson, won't do town hall meetings either. Coward. He knows his allegiances and votes are indefensible. You'd think the mostly old white men could withstand an hour or two of discomfort facing their constituents considering the decisions many of them are making are going to be deadly to thousands, if not millions of people.


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    Can't blame him.

    So many violent nutter conspiracy theorists who believe the lies told by the MSM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by animlzrule View Post
    One of our senators, Ron Johnson, won't do town hall meetings either. Coward. He knows his allegiances and votes are indefensible. You'd think the mostly old white men could withstand an hour or two of discomfort facing their constituents considering the decisions many of them are making are going to be deadly to thousands, if not millions of people.
    I went to a town hall meeting in Feb with a friend. The Republican congressman tried to immediately diffuse the situation by saying how much he enjoyed these things (it was his third since the election, I think he was learning) and next time he would order an even bigger meeting hall. I don't think he listened at all. Most questions were on health care and the environment. I loved when the signs went up - Agree (used with an audience member, Disagree - with the Congressman.) I was not impressed with him, a career politician but not a great speaker.
    Last edited by SophieRose; 04-14-2017 at 02:48 AM.
    IMO

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    Quote Originally Posted by HoneyWest View Post
    Ugh, I read about this yesterday. I wish I could get some face time with him, Lankford, Inhofe. Markwayne only has a business because he inherited Mullin Plumbing (a pretty large operation) from his father. He's built nothing on his own. He claims to speak for Native Americans and we openly shun him.

    haha I agree with the God, guns, and gays formula. Just throw in abortion and that's all that matters in Oklahoma politics. Oh, and OIL.
    It's interesting, because he implies that he makes a lot of money and there are rules about how much people in Congress are allowed to earn over and above their salary from the government - 15%, if I'm reading this right.
    http://conginst.org/2007/09/18/how-m...arn-in-a-year/

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    Quote Originally Posted by bwt42 View Post
    The towm hall meeting will become a thing of the past. The opposition shows up to provoke and disrupt. jmo
    I think you are right. These liberal activists clearly watched, learned and duplicated earlier disruptions when social media informed Tea party type activists would swarm events hosted by progressive politicians.

    I think the reactions from congressmen have been pretty ironic as well. Many conservatives championed Tea party swarmers against progressives. Meanwhile, progressives called "foul". Today, the conservatives are calling "foul" and the progressives are championing the "concerned citizens"

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    Quote Originally Posted by kanzz View Post
    It's interesting, because he implies that he makes a lot of money and there are rules about how much people in Congress are allowed to earn over and above their salary from the government - 15%, if I'm reading this right.
    http://conginst.org/2007/09/18/how-m...arn-in-a-year/

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    But investments aren't included and that's how most of them make their other money.

    From the above link:
    Income from personal investments is regarded as “unearned” income, and is not subject to the 15% rule. Because the Member is only collecting money based on assets that are already owned, no personal services are being performed and the income is not considered to be “earned.” Examples of unearned income include interest, rent, and stock dividends.
    IMO

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