Elizabeth Warren to Live Chat Friday on Patch

Do you have questions for the U.S. Senate candidate? Join the live chat Friday at 1:15 p.m. to have your voice heard.

Massachusetts U.S. Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren will be live chatting on Wakefield Patch on Friday, July 13, at 1:15 p.m. 

Wondering about her stance on a particular issue? Now's your chance to ask the Democratic candidate from Massachusetts any question you want answered. Warren will be fielding your questions on topics ranging from the 2012 campaign to healthcare to national budget issues. You ask, she answers.

Head on over to our homepage from 1:15 p.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday to join our chat. You'll simply have to provide your name, and you'll be able to ask your questions immediately.

If you can't make the live chat, leave your questions as comments to this article, and we'll do our best to add them to the queue. We will publish the live chat transcript on Friday and a recap first thing on Saturday morning. 

Questions submitted will be subject to moderator approval. No vulgar or libelous comments will be allowed. Because we expect a high volume of questions for the chat session, we will keep the questions issue-related and not repetitive.

Paul Rotondi July 13, 2012 at 01:33 PM
As a former public official I am concerned with a jobs plan that provides temporary money to hire teachers and policemen without any consideration on how these jobs can be sustained after the federal money goes away, or how they will impact the health and pension liability that comes with the jobs. Stoneham is presently wrestling with a $92 million unfunded health insurance liability and a $30 million dollar unfunded pension liability; the temporary infusion of more employees will just increase these liabilities, and after the funding stops, the local governments will be burdened with additional unemployment costs. The present downturn has forced local governments to balance their staffing to levels that can be sustained within their revenue limits. These levels can be increased in a managed way as local recurring revenues increase. Short term federal dollars to increase those levels will put them out of balance and require more layoffs once those dollars disappear. How do you justify the short term advantage of such a plan against the long term negative impact. R. Paul Rotondi Stoneham, Mass.


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