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Immaculate Conception students question Barrow about shutdown, Congress

Monday, Oct. 21, 2013 12:38 PM
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The government shutdown didn’t go unnoticed by some youngsters, who got a chance Monday to put their congressman on the spot about how it happened.

U.S. Rep. John Barrow speaks to an Immculate Conception student. He toured the school Monday and answered the students' questions about Congress and the recent government shutdown.  BIANCA CAIN JOHNSON/STAFF
BIANCA CAIN JOHNSON/STAFF
U.S. Rep. John Barrow speaks to an Immculate Conception student. He toured the school Monday and answered the students' questions about Congress and the recent government shutdown.

Rep. John Barrow, D-Ga., spent part of the morning answering questions for a curious group of about 70 third- through eighth-graders at Immaculate Conception Catholic School.

The most frequent questions were on the recent shutdown. Barrow planned to visit the school last week but had to cancel and reschedule because of the shutdown.

“Congress was struggling, really struggling,” Barrow said of the shutdown. He described it to the students as similar to their having to stay after school because of being in trouble.

The representative explained to the students how a strong disagreement had led to the shutdown and how it affected 1.8 million families, even those in Augusta.

“It started out being about one thing and ended up being about something else,” he said. “That’s usually how fights are.”

The students also were curious about Congress’ opinion on the Affordable Care Act, a typical day for a congressman, his political party affiliation and how frequently he speaks to students.

Barrow finished off the assembly with a group photo with the students and then a tour of the school.

“I feel really at home in a school like this,” said Barrow, who attended a Catholic school in Athens as a young boy.

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Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 10/21/13 - 12:09 pm
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Indoctrination

It is never too early for the Democrats to brainwash Americans.

faithson
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faithson 10/21/13 - 12:48 pm
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to bad even simple visits by

to bad even simple visits by a sitting congressman cannot go without some one being vindictive. sure doesn't say much about how some view our system of government... talk about 'brainwashed'.

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PhiloPublius 10/21/13 - 02:32 pm
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Those poor kids... Being used

Those poor kids...

Being used as political fodder so that barrow can get camera time, and brainwash kids at the same time.

Those kids couldn't care less that a bunch of power hungry politicians shut down the Government because Obama in 6 years has not put together a budget.

Although, I guess the liberals have been acting like children running the country... Maybe he was asking the kids for advice?

soapy_725
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soapy_725 10/21/13 - 05:25 pm
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Comgreesman, How can we all get jobs that last forvever? How
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can we get a job with raises and special benefits we vote for ourselves? How can we get a job where we talk about doing stuff, but actually never accomplish one thing? How do we apply?

soapy_725
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soapy_725 10/21/13 - 05:28 pm
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Suffer the little children to come unto the politicians..for of
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such are new disciples born. Marx 12:11

soapy_725
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soapy_725 10/21/13 - 05:30 pm
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You must come to the politician as a trusting child, that you
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can become a part of his kingdom. Engels 10:14

soapy_725
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soapy_725 10/21/13 - 05:31 pm
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Immaculate Conception. The Advent of the Democratic Party.
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Immaculate Conception. The Advent of the Democratic Party.

rmwhitley
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rmwhitley 10/21/13 - 05:36 pm
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The first
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apparent problem we have is teachers asking about the shutdown. Reason being unions, which are absolutely left leaning liberals and teachers are union members in too many states. Their blue colors are showing.

Clemintime
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Clemintime 10/22/13 - 05:06 am
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Congressman Barrow is Making the Effort

I just gotta say, I am impressed with the visibility and interest Congressman Barrow has given the CSRA. I continuously see him out and about around the area, and he is very approachable. I am not sure how he votes in Washington but it won't be because he hasn't seeked input from citizens in his district.
I am a Republican.

Truth Matters
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Truth Matters 10/22/13 - 08:08 am
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Thumbs up, Clemintime. Some

Thumbs up, Clemintime.
Some people making comments do not seem to understand that education is more than reading what is in a textbook. Children learn best when they can connect real experiences with what they read about.

What does it say about people who see a nefarious plot around every corner?

faithson
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faithson 10/22/13 - 08:26 am
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good point Clemintine

meeting and being among 'the people' says a lot.

Truth Matters
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Truth Matters 10/22/13 - 09:11 am
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"It is never too early for

"It is never too early for the Democrats to brainwash Americans."

Can we brainwash people to be positive and nicer?

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