• Michigan Congressperson Bans Old People from Town Hall Meeting

    Freshman congressperson Justin Amash (R-Mich.) is already proving how invaluable he is to the country with his outside-the-box, breath-of-fresh-air problem solving skills.

    Just look at this brilliant solution he came up with for the problem of angry constituents in town hall meetings that many Republicans who favor ending Medicare have been forced to endure: Just don't let them in

    Rep. Justin Amash held a townhall meeting sponsored by a Tea Party group on Saturday, but a group of senior citizens and two reporters… were denied entry to the event…

    About eight senior citizens arrived at the Prince Conference Center on the Calvin College campus for a chance to question Amash concerning his voting record in regards to eliminating Medicare.

    Once barred from attending the event, the seniors stood out in the parking lot where they were taking questions from this reporter and Tanya Somanader of Think Progress, the two members of the media who were denied access. Eventually, six security guards arrived on the scene and said that both the seniors and the reporters had to leave.

    Oh my God! That is so ingenious is its simplicity. Why did no politician ever think of this before? If you never have to deal with the public you represent, you can pretty much do whatever you want, no questions asked.

    Hey, has anybody floated the idea of not letting old people vote, either? That could help get past this whole Medicare controversy.

    On the other hand, it could wipe out the GOP voting base.

    Photo by Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call Group/Getty Images

    Tags: House of Representatives, Medicare, Michigan, Senior Citizens, Tea Party


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