Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Protesters Arrested At Paul Ryan Event

Rep. Paul Ryan has avoided holding townhall meetings after his constituents let him him know they did not support his position of defending tax cuts for the rich. Ryan now doesn't hold townhall meetings. Instead, Ryan hosts $15.00 plate talks. This makes the events private and allows for the to arrest protesters.

What is interesting is that people are angry that Ryan is talking entitlement cuts and not creating jobs. It shows that the Obanma administration really misread how badly people want jobs and the popularity of Social Security. That may cost President Obama the election.

Update: a 71 years-old man was taken to floor during an arrest.

(Tom) Nielsen is a 71-year-old retired plumber from Kenosha, which falls within Ryan's district. He had never been able to attend a Ryan town hall event in the past -- partly, he explained, because he rarely knew when they were scheduled for in advance -- and was excited to get to Tuesday's to make his views heard.

In video posted by Wisconsin Jobs Now, Nielsen shouts that he disagrees with Ryan on entitlement programs during the congressman's speech. Two uniformed police officers and another man in a suit then escort Nielsen out. In the hall, Nielsen can be heard shouting. He was eventually pushed to the ground and handcuffed by police officers.

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