Goodlatte Coming to TA

Brent Finnegan -- August 19th, 2009

Rep. Bob Goodlatte will visit Turner Ashby High School in Bridgewater to discuss health care reform Saturday, September 5, at 10:00 am. Roanoke.com notes, “Goodlatte’s announcement of the meetings come as Democrats Tom Perriello and Rick Boucher have seen hundreds of people show up for their own town halls.”

Goodlatte vehemently opposes the plans being developed by Democrats in the House and Senate.

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7 Responses to “Goodlatte Coming to TA”

  1. I would still like Rep. Goodlatte to address the question of whether he believes diseases are real or if he follows his Christian Science faith in considering them an illusion which can and should be conquered only through prayer. If you don’t believe that people following God should use medicine or go to doctors that would kind of guide your decision-making on health care reform, I would think.

  2. Bill says:

    I am certain that Mr. Goodlatte represents his constituents view on this matter, as he has throughout his tenure in Washington. But a fair question nonetheless.

  3. Patrick says:

    I wonder if we should expect the same kind of reaction at this meeting as at other town halls…that is, the thinly veiled (if veiled at all) racism…if so, some alternative presence would seem important. For a good article on health care reform, and the Right’s response, check-out:

    http://www.redroom.com/blog/tim-wise/racism-right-wing-rage-and-politics-white-nostalgia

  4. I’ve always know Robert Goodlatte to be a good and decent man, but I have never known him to be a courageous man, or to take a politically risky position. This bothers me greatly, the Sixth CD deserves more from our Congressman.

  5. Bill says:

    At least our congressman is making himself available to his constituents on the issue. That’s more than I can say for my two AWOL senators. When have they scheduled a public meeting in this area to discuss the health care issue?

  6. Lowell Fulk says:

    Bill,

    Hasn’t Congressman Goodlatte already made up his mind on the issue?

  7. Bill says:

    He hasn’t voted yet- have Senators Warner and Webb? Lowell- I believe that they both owe the public a chance to speak to such an important issue. I personally believe that the only workable resolution is something in between the two camps being discussed. There’s really no one right answer to this very complex issue, but our elected officials need to get out to the people on this one, and away from the special interests, even if some of the meetings are shouting matches. Senator Warner has always been well received in this community because people have a great deal of respect for him. I can’t help but think that he would be treated with the same respect he’s come to expect from all of us, Democrat and Republican, in the greater Harrisonburg and Rockingham area- I’m not sure that I can make that statement about Senator Webb.

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