K. C. Dermody on Yahoo:
When Rep. Paul Ryan, R.-Wis., ran for re-election in 2010, his motto should have been, "Vote for me, and I'll kick you when you're down." Ryan likes to talk about how many town hall meetings he had in 2009, a total of 17, but in 2011, when so many people continue to struggle, his last meeting was held in April.
At that meeting Ryan was booed for his plan that would extend tax breaks to the wealthy but phase out Medicare for our senior citizens. Since then, he has not given the people in his district a chance for an open discussion, and next time, Ryan will charge $15 for the right to ask him a question...
This isn't the worst part. On Thursday, a group of unemployed who couldn't afford to pay the $15 admission to the luncheon in order to talk to Ryan, staged a peaceful sit in at his office. They thought it would be a good way to ensure a conversation with the congressman.