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Garamendi sets town hall meetings across district

By January 29, 2014

John Garamendi

FAIRFIELD — Rep. John Garamendi, D-Walnut Grove, will host a series of town halls in the 3rd Congressional District over the next two months.

The town halls will feature an open question-and-answer format, according to a press release. Meetings in Solano County include:

  • 10 a.m. to noon Feb. 8 at the Solano County Board of Supervisors chamber, 675 Texas St., Fairfield.
  • 10 a.m. to noon Feb. 15 at the American Legion Hall, 1305 N. First St., Dixon.
  • 1 to 3 p.m. Feb. 15 at the Veterans Memorial Building, 610 St. Francis Way, Rio Vista.
  • 6 to 8 p.m.  Feb. 15 at the Veterans Memorial Building, 549 Merchant St., Vacaville.

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Brad Stanhope

Brad Stanhope

Brad Stanhope is a former Daily Republic editor. He began his career at the DR in the last millennium. He spent 24 years as a sports editor, associate editor and news editor before leaving the Daily Republic in 2014. Brad lives in Suisun City with his wife, Mrs. Brad, and two sons. He enjoys cheese.
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  • Rich GiddensJanuary 27, 2014 - 9:54 pm

    Don't bother ---he won't answer questions truthfully and is only interested in divisive hyper-partisanship.

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  • The MisterJanuary 28, 2014 - 6:59 am

    Ask this liar about Agenda 21. He said it does not exist. He said this in a debate the last time he ran for office. The video is up on YouTube. Search "Garamendi Agenda 21"... it's the first video on YouTube. George HW Bush believes in Agenda 21... because he signed our country up for it in 1992 in Rio. Bill Clinton believes in it because he implemented it. The people believe it because we are victim to it (check out Plan Bay Area and One Bay Area). But liar Garamendi says it doesn't exist. Watch the video and then ask him in person.

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  • Russell V KinzJanuary 28, 2014 - 8:39 am

    Could this life long politican live/make it in the private sector??

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  • Concerned in FairfieldFebruary 07, 2014 - 4:07 pm

    In terms of Obamacare, why did you and the President say you can keep your plan if you like it – when that’s not true. About 1 million Californians and 7 million American will lose their plans. Was Obamacare a fraud from the beginning? Was the law written to throw people off their private plans and into government-run exchanges where they would be made to overpay — forced to purchase government-mandated services they don’t need — as a way to subsidize others. Or were you and other Congressmen who voted for it just clueless and didn’t know what the bill would do? When Obamacare was sold to the public we were told, "If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor” but forcing people into new plans means forcing a lot of us to new doctors. I saw you on a cable show about a month ago. You said Obamacare was working well. Even the President disagrees with that. Do you really think it is working well? Obamacare is going to cost this nation the equivalent of 2 million jobs and subsidies are so high for some people that they will chose not to work as hard as they can. Businesses want to keep employees under 29 hours - so they don't have to provide healthcare. How can you say it is working well? For a young person: We were told that under Obamacare, premiums will fall by as much as $2,500 per family. But, I’m young and I now read that I’m expected to help subsidize health care for those both older and wealthier than me. Rates for young people are expected to go up by 50 to 100%. Why are you raising insurance costs of the young and the healthy? I’m a young person. Why do you think it is right to force me to pay for health care or pay a fine at the same time when failed economic policies mean I can’t get a job that pays a decent wage? For an older person: We were told Obamacare won't add 'one dime to our deficits but the Government Accountability Office's report in, 2013, projected Obamacare will increase the long-term federal deficit by $6.2 trillion. How are our children every going to pay off the $17 trillion debt you guys in D.C. have run up? Did you know Obamacare is going to cost $1.8 trillion, yet we were told it would cost less than half of that. Aren’t you folks embarrassed by pulling the wool over our eyes? I know you are a farmer, but you don’t see to understand out needs. How else could you getting a 12% Farm Bureau Rating in 2011 and a 40% rating in 2009-2010? You supported Cap and Trade. That was opposed by the American Farm Bureau because it “will impose enormous costs on the American economy” and because some said it would have been the largest tax hike in American history. Was that vote back when you were representing the East Bay or did you change your opinion on that when you moved up here? Good jobs are tough to come by. The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has predicted that the “Play or Pay” Employer Mandate in Obamacare will result in throwing 700,000 Americans out of work. We have a hard time keeping up with China and other countries that can pay less. So, why did you vote to make thing even tougher on us? You are a long-time proponent of High Speed rail, how is spending $50 or $100 billion on that going to help anyone in this community? You used to represent the East Bay in Congress. I read you were thinking of moving back to that district after Congressman Miller retired. To me that means you are more interested in being in Congress than representing people like me? Why did you say this is a difficult district to represent? Don’t you vote to represent us? If the Democrats took back the House, would you vote to make Nancy Pelosi Speaker? If no, Then why do you back her for minority leader? I saw you on the Ed show a couple weeks ago, You said the President was taking Ed’s lead. Do you really believe that the President is taking advice from talking heads on liberal TV shows? I’m trying to figure out how you came to represent us? Didn’t you represent Stockton in the Assembly, San Joaquin County in the Senate, and the East Bay in Congress? I applaud your determination to serve but wonder if you really fight for the communities you serve as they want different things? Is it true you spent $70,000 on trips to Ethiopia, Turkey, and the Sudan. Instead of spending time junketing, why aren't you here working to create jobs? I read you spent $70,000 on trips to Ethiopia, Turkey, and the Sudan. It would be great if a lot of us could get a job paying that much? How can you justify spending that much time and money in other countries when we are struggling here?

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