Congressman Paul Broun To Host Veterans Forum

March 31, 2013 7:38 am

by Nathan · 19 comments

Congressman Paul Broun (R-GA-10) will be hosting a veterans forum this week.  From a presser:

U.S. Representative Paul Broun, M.D. (GA-10) today announced that he will host a Veterans Forum at Georgia Military College on Thursday, April 4th.  The event is free and open to all veterans in Georgia’s 10th Congressional District.

“As a United States Marine and member of the Navy Reserves, I hold the sacrifice of our nation’s patriots in the highest regard,” said Broun. “Connecting our veterans to the resources they need is just one way to demonstrate our heartfelt appreciation for their service to our country, and to ensure that the promises made in return for their valor are indeed kept.”

The workshop will provide veterans with the opportunity to receive personal information about their cases as well as speak to representatives from the Atlanta V.A. Regional Office, Carl Vinson V.A. Medical Center, Atlanta V.A. Medical Center, and Georgia Department of Veterans Service.  For more information, residents may call Congressman Broun’s Athens District Office at (706) 549-9588 or toll free at (855) 549-9590.

 

What:  Veterans Workshop

When:  1:00 pm on Thursday, April 4th

Where:  Georgia Military College

Zell Miller Hall (Rooms 176 & 180)

201 East Greene Street

Milledgeville, GA 31061

Ludowici March 31, 2013 at 8:24 am

Someone please ask the Congressman why he was and is an advocate for sequestration. My military friends tell me that he is FOR the furlough of Federal Military Technicians and has stated that. He’s not a friend of the military or veterans until it comes time to pander for votes. Good luck with the election, Doc.

John Konop March 31, 2013 at 8:30 am

Would someone ask if he supports using a chained CPI for benefits for Veterens and or social security. If not how does he propose we pay for it?

Harry March 31, 2013 at 9:00 am

You could ask Obama the same question. Inflation is the result of deficit spending, and we know what political party is best (worst) when it comes to spending.

John Konop March 31, 2013 at 2:54 pm

I agree, no one wants to make the tough calls……

Scott65 March 31, 2013 at 4:32 pm

The toughest call is to acknowledge the truth. That is, that the debt is not worthy of the fixation right now its being given. We need growth…cutting now wont give you growth, however, growth will in and of itself lower the deficit. Smart investments produce growth. Spending cuts produce nothing but higher deficits. There all lots of real time examples…Great Britain, the Euro periphery (Greece, Cyprus, Italy, Spain, Portugal…etc). They all have bought into the “austerity” argument and since making cuts they all have HIGHER deficits, because there is no growth and less tax base.
Thats the tough call…to tell the truth

John Konop March 31, 2013 at 5:24 pm

Scott,

Both parties are caught using talking points to the base, over substance………reality we cannot afford not to use the CPI……..reality we do infastructure investment……reality lobbyist have perverted the tax code……until we get grown-ups in a room who want to solve problems over spinning bs……..it will not change…….

John Konop March 31, 2013 at 5:25 pm

Sorry….we do need infrastructure investment…..

John Konop March 31, 2013 at 5:48 pm

One more thing not all infrastructure spending is good……it needs to be targeted unlike the last one…..the focus needs to be on upgrading electronic grid and transportation projects that connect goods efficiently…..ie projects like, South Georgia port, regional airports, rail projects that make sense, bridges/roads falling a part……..not money blown on special interest projects like the last one……

Scott65 March 31, 2013 at 4:22 pm

“Inflation is the result of deficit spending”
Wrong again…if that was true, we’d be swimming in it right about now. Now if you had added “at full employment” at the end, you’d have been correct. No check+ for you in econ 101.

Harry March 31, 2013 at 4:36 pm

You bought into the false argument that austerity has caused the PIIGS problems. Wrong. Socialistic free spending and lack of competitiveness has put them in that situation.

Charlie March 31, 2013 at 6:54 pm

I really love how you always cite econ 101 but don’t seem to understand anything past the first chapter.

What you learn in econ 101 are a variety of two good models and the ceteris paribus condition – meaning in the two good models all other things are held constant/equal.

And we’ve had this discussion before when you state your truism of believe that inflation doesn’t matter, but when I bring up there are other factors keeping it in check (the vaporization of international money supply due to banking collapse and the fact that the fed is a market maker and a price taker on interest rates) you seem to go away.

I’d suggest you take a trip back to econ 101, but this time actually finish the course.

Harry March 31, 2013 at 8:01 pm

Deflation and inflation seek natural equilibrium in a truly free economy. They say don’t fight the Fed, don’t fight the house, and don’t fight city hall. And if you’re an investor that’s about right up to a point. The Fed has been pumping a big bubble in the market, just as Freddie/Fannie did in the housing sector awhile back. Low interest rate keeps down the federal budget debt service, maintains the housing industry, and keeps the mega pension funds solvent (mostly big unions, big business, and big government workers. They need the 8% market yield assumption in order to minimize annual contributions). The middle class savers are decimated and the economy is skewed with top down policy.

So yes indeed, it does appear that for the moment the release of $85B/month paper into the economy is not causing inflation beyond some level. This is said to be manageable. But, what happens when the real economy for whatever reason is unable to keep up with declining purchasing power at the micro level? Will Uncle Ben who is after all a political animal be forced to double down on the monthly advance – which we know can never be repaid in anything other than hyper-inflated dollars? Sure, the dollar is a reserve currency, but sooner or later one would think every central bank has to smell the coffee.

DP714 March 31, 2013 at 5:02 pm

I thought inflation, an increase in money supply, had something to do with The Federal Reserve pumping billions of dollars into the economy every month, thereby increasing the money supply…

Rick Day March 31, 2013 at 8:43 am

Would someone ask how he can sleep at night knowing he uses his military service as an reason to pander to a certain segment of the constituency?

“As a Vietnam Era Veteran, I find his use of military service to pander to veterans appalling” .

See how easy that was?

MattMD April 1, 2013 at 12:37 am

When did serve?

It’s not every day you see a guy with a B.S. Chem reject a fundamental, unifying theory like Evolution (even if he did graduate from UGA).

Broun is a nutcase, he’s been married, what, five times? You would think he or the women in greater Clarke County might get the drift by marriage number two.

Noway April 1, 2013 at 8:43 am

Hell, Rick, this goober is the high priest of pandering!! How can he say the Earth is only 9,000 years old? That his med school courses were the ‘lies from….” I’ll tell you. He was addressing a bunch of his less educated supporters who lapped it up like a dehydrated dog. He’ll say any-damn-thing he thinks he needs to. It’s incredibly easy for him!

Noway April 1, 2013 at 8:45 am

Like I’ve posted before, I fully expect him to take out a few snakes at some primitive church before all is said and done.

Scott65 March 31, 2013 at 4:25 pm

He has about as much chance of winning the Senate race as my dog…the only thing he will successfully do is pull the whole bunch way too far to the right…just saying…dont get too complacent. There is a race after the primary. Pride cometh before a fall…good to remember that

Harry March 31, 2013 at 5:45 pm

Sez you.

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