U.S. Rep. Richard Hanna, R-22, visited students at Otto Shortell Middle School on March 22 and answered their questions about the world of politics. . . .A boy expresses his concern over federal spending (and, by implication, the federal debt that he will be expected to assume), and the Congressman responds by speculating on the boy's viewing habits and changing the subject to Fox News.
Toward the end of his visit, Hanna was introduced to 4th-grade North Broad Elementary student Dylan Price, who offered the congressman his own take on the federal budget in writing. He’d like to see massive cuts in spending. Hanna promised Price he’d give the note to the president the next time he sees him and suggested the boy stop watching Fox News more than the other news channels.
Hanna commented that Price’s advocacy of sweeping cuts to Medicare, prisons and other important programs, makes his proposed budget Tea Party worthy.That's it Mr. Congressman! Marginalize the person giving an opinion by appending the "Tea Party" label instead of addressing the issue.
Marginalizing a Fourth Grader . . .