Meadows Hosts Town Hall
U.S. Representative (R-11th) Mark Meadows spoke to a mostly supportive crowd Tuesday night at the third Town Hall he's held this month. The event took place at Haywood Community College. He delivered opening remarks and then spoke on various national and international issues currently in the headlines from Syria and Egypt to immigration reform and his work to expose pork spending in Washington D.C.. He said the federal government has many jobs overlapping with unnecessary spending.
"It's time we start managing the process," said Rep. Meadows. The Congressman took questions from the crowd with many asking about the federal debt and what impact it will have on the country's future. There was only on moment of debate with town hall attendee Fiona Norton who came to ask Rep. Meadows why he and other republicans had worked so hard to repeal the Affordable Healthcare Act.
"He's voted 40 times against it," said Norton. "Republicans have made an issue of it. What are the plans?"
"I didn't vote 40 times but it has been voted on 40 times" said Rep. Meadows, who said he had voted to repeal the act about three or four times during congress.
"My concern and I can tell from your question that you won't agree with it, is to add 2.6 trillion dollars that we're about to add to all those things because of Obamacare sends us in the wrong direction," said Rep. Meadows. His comments received some boos from the audience.
"You're welcome to your opinion I'm telling you what mine is and i would be glad for you to look at that," said Meadows.
The Congressman has received praise for holding upwards of ten public forums where constituents came come and question him face to face. His next town hall is Tuesday in Asheville where there's an expectation for a larger audience of Obama supporters.
By Kimberly King
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