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Congressman Walz to hold private meetings on health care reform

Monday there was news that Minnesota Congressman Tim Walz was trying to decide whether to hold traditional town hall meetings on health care reform, or use tele-conferencing, which would make it easier for constituents from the far-flung 1st District to participate (and also eliminate some of the disruptive mob tactics seen in other places).

But today his office announced a third option: a private meeting held today at a Rochester home. Media members were invited.

Said an email from Team Walz:

“Participants will share with the Congressman their personal experiences with the health care industry and their feeling about reform proposals.  Walz is holding a series of discussions like this across southern Minnesota in his district offices, workplaces and homes to hear directly from southern Minnesotans about our health care system and how they would solve the problems and challenges with the system.”

Comments (5)

  1. Submitted by Ed Stych on 08/11/2009 - 01:09 pm.

    Who got invited to Walz’s private meetings? Just his supporters? Need a little more information in this story.

  2. Submitted by Thomas Swift on 08/11/2009 - 05:17 pm.

    Do you really, Ed. I think Walz’s plan is pretty self explainitory.

  3. Submitted by Jean Schiebel on 08/12/2009 - 01:26 pm.

    For 8 years the Bush team screened every one who came to his meetings etc.
    Only allowing supporters in.
    In fact I remember Tim Walz and some of his students being refused entry at the Kasota Quarry, I believe the police were even called to keep him out.
    Can Ed and Tom explain why Tim Walz should open his meetings to screamers, who have no desire to hear the truth,
    who only want to shout down every one else ?

  4. Submitted by dan buechler on 08/12/2009 - 03:41 pm.

    Well Tom is Tom. He seems unconcerned with the safety of public officials and others. Read his comment.

  5. Submitted by dan buechler on 08/12/2009 - 03:45 pm.

    OOps read his comment on this from Monday’s earlier. Armed and Dangerous with no metal detectors or breathalysers is the lawless west he’d like to live in. Again read his statement I am not making this up.

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