Bob Plain is the editor/publisher of Rhode Island's Future. Previously, he's worked as a reporter for several different news organizations both in Rhode Island and across the country.

3 responses to “Congressional delegation wants to hear (more!) from Rhode Islanders”

  1. Johnnie

    No one ever speaks to the real issue or addresses the elephant in the room. We have been so inculcated with narrowness and self-absorption, and so accustomed to begging our betters for what should be our birthright, that we do not even think to ask why we as a society cannot meet everyone’s needs. Instead, those in the middle strata — who still support the rule of capital — go to these town hall meetings and vent about their “concerns,” while tens of millions can barely keep body and soul together.

    These meetings allow the politicians to feign concern, pretend to listen and win you over as they channel your anger into the dead end of electoral politics. What they are trying to head off is people organizing and massively mobilizing for real change.

    They need a town hall meeting in order to understand what our problems are? We sent them to Congress to fight Trump?

    These town hall meetings might make you feel better, but they won’t change a f**king thing. What these politicians fear most is that you will begin to see through them, their system, and who they really represent. Or that you may begin to realize this whole setup is illegitimate, that they represent a system, and that it doesn’t have to be this way.

    Here is a chart which explains how the nation’s DISCRETIONARY income will be spent. Ask your representatives to explain why ALL of them voted for this budget.
    https://media.nationalpriorities.org/uploads/2016-budget-chart-discretionary.png

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  3. cailin rua

    There is a picture I found a while ago from a Projo piece on the Wyatt Dentention Center contract signing. I can’t find it but someday I might. I think it’s on my Facebook page somewhere way back. It’s a great shot of Jack Reed with a Cheshire Cat grin on his face standing next to Bruce Sundlun, along with John Chafee and Ron Machtley. They’re all Republicans, aren’t they? I know how concerned both he and Sheldon, who was Sundlun’s gofer at the time, are about immigration rights. The “private sector” is so much more efficient than those places which might coddle engineers with broken spines from their untreated cancer. What progressives! I suppose we should all show up at this campaign rally, too, to listen to the plants in the crowd pitch their softball questions to them.

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