Complaining to Congressman Ben Quayle Could Cost You Up to $50

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Congressman Ben Quayle
Congressman Ben Quayle took a beating from constituents during a town hall meeting in Anthem back in May. Now, the congressman is catching even more heat, this time for not having town hall meetings at all -- that constituents don't have to pay to attend, anyway.

Congress is in recess for the summer, which is traditionally time designated for lawmakers to leave Washington D.C. and listen to their constituents gripe.

You can still complain to Congressman Quayle, but it will cost you.

Quayle, next week, will host an "Eggs and Issues" breakfast in Scottsdale where constituents can discuss Congressional issues with the young congressman. The price tag: 50 bucks a head.

"When Quayle voted for [Congressman Paul] Ryan's plan to dismantle Medicare, he got an earful from his constituents back in May," Luis Heredia, Arizona Democratic Party executive director, says. "So now that he's decided to walk away from town halls, it's no shock that he wants a friendlier audience -- preferably one that will shell out campaign contributions."

Quayle is one of several members of Congress who've bailed on open town hall meetings -- Politico ran a story yesterday about Congressman Paul Ryan's decision to only host "pay-per-view" events for constituents to discuss Congressional issues.

Quayle also is scheduled to attend an August 23, luncheon hosted by the Arizona Republican Lawyers Association. The price tag (as determined by the ARLA): $35.

From Politico:

By outsourcing the events to third parties that charge an entry fee to raise money, members of Congress can eliminate most of the riffraff while still -- in some cases -- allowing reporters and TV cameras for a positive local news story.

"Maybe he thinks if only those who can afford to pay will show up, he won't get asked why he voted to support the Tea Party agenda rather than our nation's economy," Heredia continues.

Quayle spokesman Richard Cullen declined to speak on the record about the congressman's decision to bail on town hall meetings.
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16 comments
labman57
labman57

The guy is as vacuous as his father, but at least dad didn't prostitute himself so blatantly by turning his constituents' conversations with him into the functional equivalent of a phone-for-sex hotline.

Squirrel
Squirrel

His moral compass is so broken he can barely find the parking lot.

Those are his words -- not mine. 

Coz
Coz

Politicians SUCK !

Walter Concrete
Walter Concrete

He looks like a ferret that just took a crap on the living room floor.

Mistalee
Mistalee

Now that you mention it, he does!

But what is that weird golden aura surrounding him in the photo? Is he Saint Weasel the Floorcrapper? 

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

I can't afford the $50. I guess I am riffraff and my opinion isn't important, which must be why I didn't vote for Mr. Quayle.

I guess when one is given liquid meds with a silver spoon it just has to carry over to a platinum lifestyle.

shadeaux14
shadeaux14

Look at the picture. If this MF don't look like a tweaker on a 5 day run, I don't know who does.

Actually he looks just a mite crazier than the schizophrenics I've worked with.

shadeaux14
shadeaux14

So, apparently, anyone who disagrees with him is "Riffraff"? He's as spineless as his daddy.

4politics2
4politics2

Perhaps he wants to hide after his last town hall experience in Anthem where Quayle promised his constituents that he would clear out all the tax loopholes at some future point, and then he voted for the loopholes a second time two weeks ago to extend the same subsidies to oil companies.

4politics2
4politics2

Ben (aka Alfred E. Neuman look-alike winner) Quayle likes to talk  tough when he's running, but when it's time to face the voters unhappy about his Tea Bagger, uncompromising ways, he opts to run and hide in a place where he is surrounded only by like-minded supporters.  Who wants to waste $50 bucks on a "man" with no juevos? Can you say "one-termer," Ben?

Seedy Ward
Seedy Ward

A greedy Republican, whoever would have suspected?

85014
85014

Rand Paul is doing the same thing. Pussies can't deal with issues yet my taxes pay their salaries and insurance.

For $50 can I should be able to kick him in his ball sack.

foy49
foy49

I wonder if he'd go for an auction format? I'd probably go as high as 500 bucks for a shot at a (fair) bare knuckle fist fight .

shadeaux14
shadeaux14

He's a republicon so you would probably find nothing but air in his sack.

Royalphoenix2
Royalphoenix2

You vote for republicans and democrats...you live with them. peace

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