Tue., August 11, 2009 7:52am (EDT)

Health Care Town Halls Are Hot Ticket
By Edgar Treiguts
Updated: 5 years ago

ATLANTA  —  
Congressman Paul Broun says that current U.S. leadership is "a steamroll of socialism." (photo courtesy Office of Paul Broun)
Congressman Paul Broun says that current U.S. leadership is "a steamroll of socialism." (photo courtesy Office of Paul Broun)
Town hall meetings on health care reform continue to break-out across the state.

In eastern Georgia Monday night, Republican congressman Paul Broun hosted a pair of events in Columbia County. Overflow crowds heard Broun take aim at the effort of Democrats pushing reform legislation:

“I’ve described what’s going on in Washington with this administration and with the leadership in Congress as being a steamroll of socialism.”

Organizers had to put together a second event in the Republican stronghold of Evans because of the big crowds.

Meanwhile, in metro Atlanta’s Clarkston last night, nearly 2,000 people gathered to talk and hear about health care issues. U.S. Democratic Representative Hank Johnson hosted that event.


Contributors: Mary Ellen Cheatham