A press release from Congressman Joe Walsh:
Walsh’s Weekly Wrap-up
As I and other Members of Congress work in our districts for the month of August, I wanted to provide an update on my meetings and other items that may be of interest to you.
I recently wrapped up holding ten town hall meetings in ten days.
There were over 2,000 residents in attendance and I heard from them on a number of issues.
Many of those in attendance conveyed their concerns with our near-double digit unemployment, government over-spending, and the uncertain future of our economy.
I heard their message loud and clear.
Americans are struggling, fed up with Washington and looking for leadership on the financial challenges facing our country.
I hope the President heard the same message on his visit to Illinois earlier this week.
In case he didn’t, I invited him to host a joint-town hall meeting with me.
President Obama has shown that he is out of touch and does not understand what makes the American economy tick.
He needs to get out and talk to real folks in an open unscripted format – and listen.
Another message the President should have received this week was that a key component of his healthcare plan is unconstitutional.
A federal appeals court affirmed what I and millions of courageous Americans have been saying since this debate started. President Obama’s signature legislation forcing Americans, regardless of needs or means, to buy government approved health insurance violates the Constitution.
We will continue to discuss these and additional items at additional town hall meetings and Cup of Joe with Joe events in the coming weeks.
It is important that I hear your concerns.
I assure you that I’m listening and won’t run away from the problems facing our country.
Together we will address unemployment, government spending and the over-regulation that is killing our job creators.
We need to get people back to work and the economy back-on-track.
Congressman Joe Walsh
Representing Illinois 8th Congressional District
P.S. Check out my Facebook page at www.facebook.com/RepJoeWalsh to see photos of the town hall meetings.