I'm sure I'm just looking in the wrong places but I've seen nothing about a McKinley town hall meeting -- not even on his website.
For starters, I know a number of McKinley's constituents are concerned about the what will happen to Obamacare and what its replacement will look like. Additionally, as one of many, many seniors in this congressional district, I have an additional concern -- what's going to happen to Social Security? There have been a number of reports out recently that the Republicans are looking at a possible scrapping of the payroll tax that funds Social Security. From the AP:
Other options are being shopped on Capitol Hill.
One circulating this past week would change the House Republican plan to eliminate much of the payroll tax and cut corporate tax rates. This would require a new dedicated funding source for Social Security.
(Note -- this AP story was not in either Wheeling "newspaper.")
TPM has more on this:
Though it is not yet known how far along the White House proposal has progressed, those who want to protect Social Security say they are taking the news "extremely seriously."
. . . . Altman, who told TPM that she only found out about this plan from press reports, called it a Trojan Horse.
"They will sell it as a tax cut for the middle class, but really this is undermining middle class economic security, and the ability to retire," she said. "They’ll say they're 'saving' Social Security, but basically they want to scale back or get rid of the program."
(Note -- Nancy Altman is from the advocacy group, Social Security Works.)
Yes, congressman, a number of us have some questions for you. So when is the meeting?