Saturday, August 29, 2009

Dave Loebsack Visits Washington, Iowa for Town Meeting

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Dave Loebsack held a Town Hall meeting in Washington, Iowa at the Washington High School Auditorium. The primary issue was the development and current progress of the Health Care Reform legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives. Dave had touched on this recently at a fund raiser held in Washington, at the Blair House. (see previous post)

Dave received numerous questions from the floor, primarily on the issue of Health Care. He started with a pass-out flyer, dispelling some of the many rumors currently circulating on the internet and in literature from right wing and mostly Republican inspired groups. It was interesting to hear that the "death panel" originating from a former politician from Alaska was denounced as a total fabrication. Ironically, the subject was still asked by a couple of conservative local's including a local pastor. I do not think the opposition planted people in the audience because the questions from these conservatives, were both unintelligible and poorly read.

I think a number of good questions were asked and Dave did answer them well.

The pictures are not the quality I would have liked, but the lighting was poor in the auditorium.