Mon., August 24, 2009 10:42pm (EDT)

More Than 1,000 Show Up for Town Hall Meeting in Warner Robins
By Josephine Bennett
Updated: 5 years ago

WARNER ROBINS, Ga.  —  
Congressman Jim Marshall headlined a town hall meeting in Warner Robins Monday night. (photo by Josephine Bennett)
Congressman Jim Marshall headlined a town hall meeting in Warner Robins Monday night. (photo by Josephine Bennett)
More than 1,000 people showed up for Democratic Representative Jim Marshall's town hall meeting in Middle Georgia Monday night. The 8th District Congressman began the evening by asking those in attendance to respect one another's opinions. He said characterizations of some Americans as right-wing extremists and left-wing socialists were not helpful in the debate over health care.

Marshall walked around the auditorium of the Warner Robins Civic Center for well over two hours handing over the microphone and answering questions. Physician Tye Taube told the Congressman he's concerned that more bureaucracy and paperwork will take time away from his patients and increase costs.

"My concern is that by over complicating with over government intervention and regulation, we have actually added greatly to the cost of health care."

Marshall repeatedly told the crowd he is opposed to the current House Bill. That statement drew loud applause every time.