Posted by SteveP, a resident of the Parkside neighborhood, on Apr 23, 2010 at 9:25 am SteveP is a member (registered user) of PleasantonWeekly.com
You're kidding, right? This topic is being posted by the editor to drum up some additional traffic on the website, correct?
How else can you explain invalid assumptions like:
-McNerney reached out broadly to his constituents on a number of occasions. How, when---his cowardly phoned in town hall meetings, refusing to meet his constituents face to face?
-a couple hundred vitriolic Tea Party members loudly expressing their opposition to the pending legislation. Vitrioic? Really? Because they are being ignored by our elected officials and wanting to express their right to oppose the financial debacle---so, you disagree and you use this publication to label them negatively. Nice professional writing style there, Ravnik.
-the basic human right of health care to some 32 million more Americans. Since when is tax payer sponsored health insurance coverage a right? I bet you think home ownership is a right as well---should we all be taxed to put roofs over the heads of those who can't or won't work to prvide for themselves?
-estimates to save taxpayers $130 billion in the first 10 years and over $1 trillion in the next decade. This has already been disproven by tyhe CBO. Moreover, the adminstrations number fudging includes 10 years of tax increases to pay for coverage starting in year 6. Even the, it isn't revenue neutral and says nothing for the deficits created after the 10 year window is up.
In the meantime, The Dems want to legitimize illegal border breaches to add more Dem voters to the roles, who will also get 'free' health coverage.
Go ahead and retain Jerry and continue to ride Pelosi's coattails off the cliff.
Posted by Pete, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Apr 23, 2010 at 10:08 am
I suggest that when articles like this are printed, that you include paper towelletts in the edition so that all the slobbering by the PW over the socialist McNerney can be wiped off. It actually should come with a warning label that articles like this could make the readers nauseous and could cause convulsions.
I am sick of this editor's McNerney slobbering.
Bring on David Harmer, a terrific person who actually LOVES America, will fight for freedom, a strong economy, reduced rampant federal spending, etc.
Posted by Ron, a resident of the Las Positas neighborhood, on Apr 23, 2010 at 5:06 pm
Our Congressman Jerry McNerney again made the right vote YES on Health Care Reform. He made the right vote for us in District 11 and the right vote for America. President Obama and Jerry McNerney without the help of a single GOPer took on this important issue and did a great job in getting us the decades long necessary reform. Yes we can and yes we did. Families no longer have to worry about insurance companies rejecting their kids insurance and as the programs features kick in over the next few years we all will discover that all the B/S the GOPers were using to try to make people fear the HCR were just that pure fear mongering B/S.
Posted by Jimbo, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Apr 25, 2010 at 7:54 am
McNerny the socialist will be looking for a job in November, along with Pelosi & Read. He was overheard at a town hall meeting (back when he had the courage to go to town hall meetings) that he supports a 90% Federal marginal tax rate. That is outrageous! Install a 90% marginal tax rate, and tax revenues in this country will plummet faster than Obama's approval numbers. McNerny sucks. Hasta la Vista, baby!
Posted by Ron, a resident of the Las Positas neighborhood, on Apr 25, 2010 at 3:37 pm
Funny how people resort to name calling and lies when our Congressman Jerry McNerney votes YES to support issues important the us in District 11. Keep up the good work Jerry and we will all be proud to send you back to Washington D.C. again after the election this Nov. We want your continued work for us all by our rep. that actually lives in and understands the issues important to us all.