Sean Duffy Talks to Constituents Who Live in the Real World

Representative Sean Duffy was a cast member in Real World Boston, when that show was still interesting. Back then, Sean was the Midwestern boy who could beat any one of his roommates in competitive log rolling. Now, he’s GOP Representative Duffy of Wisconsin’s 7th congressional district.

But Sean still doesn’t live in the Real World. He got flak for bitching about his $174K/year salary. He can barely get by, you know. He is still paying off student loan debt, driving a used minivan, and is the sole breadwinner. Sorry, I misplaced my tiny violin.

He ran into people who live in the Real World at a Town Hall in Shell Lake, WI. Here is one exchange between Sean and a constituent:

CONSTITUENT: They count the cost to seniors if it goes into a voucher program, it’s going to be trillions of dollars for those young men like this guy in front.

DUFFY: It’s a premium support it’s not a voucher. The bottom line is if we do nothing, if we do nothing, you can all say this is all fine and dandy, you can get it and I know any young people here you can all get this program.

CONSTITUENT: I agree that if we do nothing we’re in trouble, that’s why we have to raise taxes on the rich, and raise taxes on the corporations who have never been richer than they have now. And you guys just cut their taxes again.

Watch Sean talk to real Real World people, not his GOP buddies in Congress. Enjoy! 🙂

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8 responses to “Sean Duffy Talks to Constituents Who Live in the Real World

  • nonnie9999

    i’m not a violent person, but i’d love to smack the smug look off his stupid face. dont’cha just love it when the constituents know what’s going on, and they don’t swallow the bullshit that’s being offered? it’s quite clear that poor $174K sean can only repeat the talking points he was given. he has no true understanding of anything. welcome to the real world, asswipe!

    • Spinny Liberal

      Thank you. It’s obvious he’s completely out of touch. Doesn’t he see that there are people out there who are actually worse off? I guess not since $174K is just above the poverty line. 🙄

  • Snoring Dog Studio

    What a frustrating experience for his constituents. Duffy said nothing constructive in response to their questions and statements. He repeated the party line. It’s no wonder that millions of Americans are ready to just give up. Repeating the same crap over and over again doesn’t necessarily lend it credibility.

  • lbwoodgate

    Mr. Duffy looks ill-prepared to cogently answer the concerns about his constituents. And calling Ryan’s plan for medicare “premium support” or a voucher has no effect on how the cost of health insurance will increase faster than any aspect of this plan to accommodate regular inflation.

    Fact is, these Tea party newbies have done nothing to create jobs and seem blind to the fact that “trickle down” economics simply doesn’t work.

    • Spinny Liberal

      Yup. And when you reach the cap with your Medicare voucher, what happens then? What happens when there is no more money to pay for treatments? I guess you pay the difference until the next year. If you don’t have the money, you’re SOL. Just pray you can hang on to the next year, I guess.

      • Snoring Dog Studio

        Why is it that Republicans and other conservatives believe that they’ll never be in this same predicament that the rest of us fear? Where is the moderation in these proposals that show we’re all (most of us) in the same boat? Perhaps it’s simply a very bad idea to have rich politicians make these decisions for us.

      • Spinny Liberal

        I don’t know. Maybe they think they’ll always have more money than Democrats and/or Liberals. That may be true, but life has a strange way of throwing us curve balls.

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