Broun denounces spending at Evans town hall meeting

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Federal spending proposed by the Obama administration could create more national debt than all other presidencies combined, U.S. Rep. Paul Broun said at an Evans town hall meeting  Thursday evening.

U.S. Congressman Paul Broun held a Georgia Values Town Hall Meeting at the Jabez Sanford Harding Performing Arts Center in Columbia County on Feb. 24, 2011.  Jim Blaylock/staff
Jim Blaylock/staff
U.S. Congressman Paul Broun held a Georgia Values Town Hall Meeting at the Jabez Sanford Harding Performing Arts Center in Columbia County on Feb. 24, 2011.

Broun, R-Ga., stressed that the federal government is spending, taxing and borrowing in excess.

“In my opinion, it has to stop,” he said to a crowd of more than 150 people at the Jabez Sanford Hardin Performing Arts Center.

“We’ve got to get this country back on track financially.”

The House, Broun added, recently voted to cut all funding to the Corporation for Public Broacasting, which includes  NPR and PBS, and  Planned Parenthood.  That pronouncement brought cheers .

During the meeting, Broun also fielded questions . Many  voiced concerns  about illegal immigration, the sweeping federal health care law passed last year and energy resources.

“We have to secure the border before we do anything else,” Broun said.

Broun, who is in favor of making English the country’s official language, said illegal immigrants need to be treated as criminals.
He also wants to see a bill,  which allows employers to check whether a potential employee is in the U.S. legally, become law.

As for health care reform, Broun said he introduced a bill that  would decrease the cost of insurance and give individuals more flexibility in choosing   policies.

Broun also said that oil drilling in the United States needs to expand, and alternative forms of energy should be developed here.

While he acknowledged the importance of conserving energy resources, Broun said he doesn’t want to do anything to “kill the economy” and cut more jobs without having scientific facts regarding climate change.

In addition, Broun said he wants to cut funding for Obama’s so-called “czars” – presidential policy advisers who have been targets of conservative critics, who say they have too much power without accountability – and give power back to the citizens and states.

The meeting was the first presented in the 10th Congressional District by Broun as part of his  Georgia Values Town Halls  series.

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LBenedict
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LBenedict 02/24/11 - 09:25 pm
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"As for health care reform,

"As for health care reform, Broun said he introduced a bill that will decrease the cost of insurance and give individuals in choosing their own in choosing their own policies"??? Come on now..."in choosing their own in choosing their own..." Someone please proof these things.

athome
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athome 02/24/11 - 09:54 pm
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That's the most responsible

That's the most responsible ideology I've heard from an elected politician in a long time. It seems that Obama and his costly programs are designed to intentionally bankrupt this once greatest country on this Earth. It is time the CITIZENS of the USA take a hard look and put an end to the out of control spending.

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Gov.Palin 02/24/11 - 10:04 pm
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athome, ‘It seems that Obama

athome, ‘It seems that Obama and his costly programs are designed to intentionally bankrupt this once greatest country on this Earth.’
It is either intentionally or out of stupidity from the community organizer. Either way we have to stop the idiot in 2012.

athome
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athome 02/25/11 - 12:50 am
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@Gov.Palin: so true...

@Gov.Palin: so true... whatever the political motivation or ignorance, we MUST stop the financial lunacy. I fully intend to do my part to end it as soon as possible and to encourage everyone I know to do the same. I only wish it could be BEFORE 2012!

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