Hey, credit given where it is due, the man has more cojones than most of his fellow R’s. Video above (via FITNFiles) is of Bass replying to a “corporations are people too” question.
Nashua, New Hampshire (CNN) – Working-class anger bubbled over at a town hall hosted by Rep. Charlie Bass Saturday, when dozens of organized activists berated the Republican congressman for not helping the job market in his home state.
“During the ’90s we could afford to hire members of the community, but now we’re barely able to pay ourselves,” said Greg Goldberg, a furniture store manager who wore an Obama 2012 cap. “How much longer are we going to be able to do even that if companies continue to get tax breaks while continuing to send our jobs overseas?”
Bass stood at the podium with his sleeves rolled up and two bottles of water at hand, scribbling down questions on a sheet of paper as he called on even the most defiant questioners.
“To what degree did working-class Americans contribute to this crisis?” asked Tess George, a Democrat who said “Wall Street greed” and spending on foreign wars were to blame for the debt crisis.
After an hour of questions, Bass thanked the group and said the back-and-forth gave him “renewed vigor and optimism” about the electorate.
“I welcome you to come and I appreciate the fact that you’re here,” he said.