Archive for October 14, 2010

8:00 p.m. Comment from audience: “I’ve never had anybody with no money offer me a job.”

7:55 p.m. Neal Heeron: “I resent calling taxes state revenue” it is the people’s money, not the state’s revenue.

7:36 p.m. “The government is in places it never should have been.”

7:32 p.m. “It is your job to hold your public servants accountable.”

7:25 p.m. Wants to remove the current tax system replace with national sales tax, explains why a VAT is murder on an economy, flat tax better than now, but if link stays between your paycheck and a pol it is trouble.

7:20 p.m. “If everybody kept their money and paid their taxes once a year there would be a Tax revolt in this country.”

7:13 p.m If the majority won’t give us time to read a bill I’ll vote against it

7:11 p.m. “Every bill that comes before me I’m going to read.” Round of applause, how sad is it that he has to say it and that it is an applause line.

7:07 p.m Talks about the tax rates and how government can retard business

7:05 p.m. Describes freddie mac and fannie mae as gambling with the house promising to cover your losses

7:00 p.m. Says Healthcare bill must be repealed as a whole, it can’t be fixed it can’t be tinkered with. The room erupts with applause.

6:58 p.m. The ideas to fix Washington are right here with the people

6:53 p.m Bill’s is being introduced now, “It’s time to give Olver a ‘Dear John’ letter”

6:51 p.m. People still coming in (Stacy is off to cover the Hudak debate tonight in Beverly)

6:50 p.m. Told that bill picked up endorsements of Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich and the big one Scott Brown today.

6:48 p.m. Neal Heeren candidate for state senate is given a few min to speak

6:46 p.m. The room is packed only a few open seats

Here are each candidate’s closing statements from yesterday’s debate:

James McGovern

Marty Lamb

Pat Barron

The question that has garnered so much attention was not the only one asked. Here are a series of questions that were asked and the candidate’s answers:

On the lame duck session:

On Term Limits:

On Illegal Immigration:


Patrick Barron talked to me post-debate

I would like to see Pat on a republican ticket sometime, but this time around I’m afraid his presence on the ballot only helps McGovern and hurts Marty Lamb