Monday, August 30, 2010

Town Hall with Congressman Mike Rogers

Rep. Mike Rogers, a Republican representing Alabama's 3rd district, held a town hall meeting in Phenix City, AL, today. The Congressman touched on several topics in his remarks and with the questions he took from the crowd afterwards.

During the meeting, Rep. Rogers mentioned his support for a proposal to modify the 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution.

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He took aim at the 111th Congress, criticizing the lack of a budget as "reckless."

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Additionally, Rep. Rogers said that it will be nearly impossible to repeal many of the actions of the 111th Congress before 2013.

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During his Q&A session, Rep. Rogers voiced his support for a flat income tax rate as opposed to the "Fair Tax" national sales tax proposal. He said that the sales tax would unfairly punish the poorest Americans, while a flat income tax rate would allow for those on the lower end of the economic spectrum to be, at least partially, exempt from taxes.

He also criticized the process of non-germane earmarks being attached to bills, adding that he felt the only way to prevent that practice would be a Constitutional amendment.

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