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.