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Get your government hands off our Social Security!


Alex Koppelman
August 28, 2009 10:30PM (UTC)

You might think that Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., would be the most confused person at her town hall meeting. Not this time, though. From Roll Call's report on a meeting the congresswoman held Thursday, with a hat-tip to Think Progress:

LeRoy Schaffer, a St. Francis city council member, dressed in a tuxedo and top hat for the occasion. Shaffer got visibly emotional asking Bachmann about the future of health care and the role of special interests in Washington.

“I’ll be danged if I am going to give up my Social Security because of socialism,” Schaffer said, before being booed by the crowd.

Update: It seems Schaffer's comments were misinterpreted; he was in fact speaking in defense of Social Security and Medicare. My apologies for passing on the mistaken report.

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Alex Koppelman

Alex Koppelman is a staff writer for Salon.

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