Misty Tienken, Advertising Editor
On August 29th, 2009 Susan Davis held a town hall on the controversial health care reform bill HR3200. When I arrived there there were already 1500 people in the auditorium and another 400 people outside who couldn’t get in protesting. The atmosphere inside was emotional and full of tension. Employees from ACORN and Big Labor were in attendance to show their support of HR3200.
The constituents of the 53rd District asked tough questions to Davis, and she danced around the questions being asked, although she admitted in a rare display of candor that she supported a public option. During that time the crowd stood up and shouted “You work for us” The chanting went on for nearly a minute, before the MC stepped up and asked where did you all get this energy?
Below is a video that I created for the Republican Party of San Diego, showing some of the highlights of that afternoon. I hope that you enjoy it.
Alec Weisman, Editor-In-Chief
We also attended the Town Hall for Congressman Darrell Issa, held at the Rancho Buena Vista High School. Upon arriving at the school, we discovered that the line stretched past the parking lot and snaked onto the street itself. It was so crowded that the gym in which he was speaking was filled to capacity and people were grumbling that he should have been speaking on the field instead. Estimates held that over 3,000 people attended this event where he discussed both the current health care proposal (HR 3200) being promoted by the democrats in congress, while offering his own proposal (HR 3438) to offer Americans the same form of health care that congress receives. He also discussed the importance of tort reform in helping to reform health care. Congressman Issa also passed out several flyers, including this image that illustrates the tangled bureaucracy that will result should the currently debate health care bill contains should it pass.
Attached is the link for our pictures from this Town Hall. Guest password is: UCSDCalRev