This is beginning to look like a trend. Nebraskans yelling at Sen. Mike Johanns about taxes, Minnesotans doing the same to Rep. Betty McCollum, and, well, this guy.
An overflowing town hall in Tuscon, Arizona quickly turned hostile yesterday when constituents confronted Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) on a range of issues from the debt ceiling deal to the war in Afghanistan. The event got off to a rocky start when many residents were turned away at the door because the room was not large enough. As McCain entered, he was greeted by sustained chanting of “Where are the jobs?”[...]
At one point McCain tried to defend his support for slashing the corporate tax rate, prompting boos and cat calls from the crowd. Engaging a crowd member he said, “Sir, you’ve got to let me finish and then I’ll let you talk. Ok? Remember what I said at the beginning. So let me just finally say, let’s cut the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 25 percent.”[...]
McCain then tried to pacify the crowd by explaining that he also supports closing special-interest loopholes. But that didn’t work either, as someoneshouted “oil!” when he failed to include it in his list of subsidies that should be ended. The senator was also jeered for his position on entitlements — he believes cuts to Social Security and raising the retirement age should be on the table.
As you can see from the video, McCain's ideas just didn't go over so well with this crowd. Hopefully we see this scene play out in states and districts all over the country this August, and that the cry "where are the jobs" will be as loud and get as much attention as the cries of "death panels" two summers ago.
In fact, we should make sure it is. Keep an eye out for your representative and senators' town meetings. Show up and ask them, Democrat or Republican, "Where are the jobs?" Ask them about tax breaks for corporations and rich people. And get it on video.