Large Crowd Greets Congressman During Town Hall

A large, and mostly supportive, crowd turned out for Tuesday's town hall meeting in Lawrenceville with U.S. Rep. Rob Woodall of Georgia's Seventh District.

U.S. Rep. Rob Woodall of the Georgia’s Seventh District, speaking to a largely supportive crowd at a town hall meeting in Lawrenceville Tuesday, told attendees the new way of imposing tax is through regulation (see video clip). He said although no regulations have come before Congress during his seven months in office, 600 new government regulations were either finalized or proposed during the month of July alone.

Woodall defended his vote on raising the debt ceiling, saying it reduced the size and scope of government and, for the first time in American history, it was linked to dollar for dollar spending cuts. He reiterated his support for the Cut, Cap and Balance Bill that the House of Representatives passed, but that the Senate wouldn’t allow a vote on.

In response to a question from a senior citizen, Woodall gave his assurance that current social security and benefits for seniors wouldn’t be cut, but said entitlements had to be taken into consideration in order to get the country’s financial house in order. He said those cuts, however, would come from future generations, like himself, as well as extravagant government benefit programs, and not current senior citizens (see video clip).

There were a few detractors in the crowd who chanted “Where are the jobs Rob – Rob where are the jobs,” but others in the crowd were quick to shush those shouting out.

Woodall has several more town hall meetings planned over the next week.

Walton County

Walton Government Building, 303 S. Hammond Dr., Monroe

9 to 10 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 20.

Gwinnett County

Duluth High School, 3737 Brock Road, Duluth

11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. , Saturday, Aug. 20.

Barrow County

Barrow County Annex Bld., Commission Meeting Room, 233 East Broad Street, Winder

7 p.m. to 8 p.m., Monday, Aug. 22

Gwinnett County

Snellville City Hall Community Room, 2342 Oak Road, Snellville

7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25

Rick Shamley February 02, 2012 at 01:15 PM
I am a 6 year resident of Grayson GA. I live in a subdivision off the busy Grayson Pkwy (Hywy 84) . Brentwood Estates is the name off my subdivision and over the years there has been quite a few accidents just outside the main entrance as well as up and down the stretch of Hywy 84. My concerns are for the safety of the youth in the community who whatever reason walk that dangerous stretch of road where there are no sidewalks and/or sufficient lighting. What's has to be done to get sidewalks leading up to Main St (Hywy 78) as well as proving more street lights. Concerned resident Rick Shamley. (404) 543-6359. 2535 Potomac View Ct., Grayson Ga 30017 Thank you!!


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