Congressman Woodall(R-GA) capped off his May District Work Week on Saturday with two Town Hall Meetings. The first was in Walton County at the Social Circle City Hall, and the second was in Gwinnett County at Dacula High School. The two gatherings were intended to provide constituents the opportunity to ask Congressman Woodall questions as well as to provide him feedback from the district.
In Walton County energy independence and drilling leases dominated the conversation. There was also interest in the upcoming decision in Congress to raise or maintain the current debt ceiling.
In Gwinnett County the conversation centered on the Republican budget proposal that passed the House of Representatives; focusing specifically on Medicare reforms within the proposal.
Woodall said at the Gwinnett meeting, "You and I have mortgaged our children's futures for $14.3 trillion. $14.3 trillion! If you want a socialized health care program, there are lots of places to find that. But for your children's sake, I beg you; there aren't many places to find the freedom to succeed by the sweat of your brow as we have here."
"The American people are angry, and rightly so." Woodall saidafter the meetings. "This nation is in the throes of financial distress. We have a President and a Senate who do not seem willing to put their political scare games aside and tackle these problems in a principled and productive manner."
"I think meetings like these are so important, because no single Congressman gets this job done alone. The voice of the Seventh District--all 921,000 of us--is worth a lot. That responsibility is not lost on me, which is why I try to be in places where folks can find me and share their issues with me," Woodall said.