On Saturday September 26th, Rep. Tammy Baldwin held two town hall meetings in Beloit and Lake Mills. The estimated attendance at Beloit was about 50 people and at Lake Mills about 80 people. Many of the Rock River Patriots attended the Lake Mills town hall, as did many other concerned citizens.
I was at the Lake Mills town hall from about 1:30 – 3:30pm with many other Patriots. I left while the meeting was still going. While at the town hall, out of all those who spoke, I heard only two people that were for government run health care. Everyone else was against it. Many spoke about the lack of transparency in this administration, voiced their disgust about Rep. Baldwin’s vote against the bill to de-fund ACORN, spoke about how bad the Cap and Trade (Tax) bill would be for Wisconsin, and spoke out against Amnesty for Illegal Immigrants. Much of the town hall meeting and the comments were video taped. Above are some videos of the Angry Mob!
This is what Kirsten Lombard from the Wisconsin 9/12 Project wrote about attending the Lake Mills meeting:
Tammy had a few supporters there. But most of the folks there were much like you and me–concerned citizens who don’t like what they see happening. People respectfully held her feet to the fire, and she got called out on a few things. It was a privilege to be there and to hear the respectful individual voices of District 2 constituents coming together in agreement that our we are not being properly represented in Washington and that we will no longer accept what is happening.
I have heard from others who attended the town hall in Beloit. This is what Jim Sutter wrote:
I attended the Beloit , Listening Session, held by Rep. Baldwin, and wanted to share some of my observations and thoughts. Attendance was roughly 50 people maybe slightly more. Of those there, my estimate is about ¼ were Baldwin and health care reform supporters. At this listening session it was apparent that the majority of attendees were in opposition of the current health care reform bill and cap and trade bills. I know this is only one session, but Ms Baldwin regularly touts that her constituents are demanding health care reforms. She doesn’t say the minority of her constituents demand it.
My gut feeling is that the overall position of those attending is that there is very little trust or confidence in our government representatives, the governments facts & figures or the ability to run anything efficiently. I don’t think anyone that attended this meeting had any hope that Ms Baldwin was going to change her thoughts or votes based on what she was asked or told today. It seems apparent that her beliefs and mind is made up and she was mainly trying to use talking points to appease or convince the people attending to accept her actions and comments.
Here is the Daily Jefferson County Union Story: Rep. Baldwin’s Town Hall