Chat LIVE with Gov. Patrick This Thursday

Ask Governor Deval Patrick about any topic you like during our live chat at 1:30 p.m. Thursday.

Governor Deval Patrick will take your questions live on Patch this Thursday. The governor will spend 45 minutes fielding your questions as they come. 

Head on over to our homepage from 1:30 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. on Thursday 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 immediately and a recap first thing on Friday 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.

Dan Lehmann January 03, 2013 at 06:41 PM
Why is it that republicans seem so concerned about raising taxes slightly on the 1 or 2% of richest americans in this country when the debt is so high and the tax rate on the wealthiest americans is the lowest it has been in over two or three decades?
Dan Lehmann January 03, 2013 at 06:47 PM
What does Congress plan on doing about the rising costs of health care and making it affordable to most americans. In the past 4 or 5 years it has gone up 15%-20% each year. The average american might get a 3-4% cost of living increase at their job each year and perhaps an additional 3% increase in their pay if they are lucky.
Dan Lehmann January 03, 2013 at 06:53 PM
What are your suggestions or what does Congress plan on doing to help get America off the dependence on foreign oil and reducing gas prices or totally going away from gas and eventually moving towards electric or hydrogen cell or other energy sources instead of gas? I think the technology is there and we just need the incentive and courage to move in that direction which will be best for america in the future!
Dan Lehmann January 03, 2013 at 07:00 PM
What does this Congress plan on doing to help build back the funds for social security? The way it looks right now americans who will be retiring in 20 or 30 years won't have much money coming to them when they retire because the funds are not there due to congress borrowing from it and the reduced work force putting money into social security. What are the thoughts of Congress giving the american people more control over money put into social security and giving them the ability to put some of that money into their own mutual funds?


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