Friday, October 1, 2010

Lou Barletta Announces Town Hall Meetings

Lou Barletta announces first two town hall meetings
Carbon, Luzerne county events to be held next week

HAZLETONU.S. Congressional candidate Hazleton Mayor Lou Barletta announced the dates and times of the first of his five planned town hall meetings.

The first will be the Carbon County town hall meeting, which is set for Monday, Oct. 4, from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Penn’s Peak, off Route 903 near Jim Thorpe.

The second will be the Luzerne County town hall meeting, which is set for Tuesday, Oct. 5, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Wilkes-Barre Township Fire Hall, 152 Watson St.

Lou’s town hall meetings are open to the public.

On Wednesday, 26-year incumbent Congressman Paul Kanjorski voted to leave Washington early – without doing anything to stop a massive tax increase coming to the working poor, to middle-class families, and to small business owners on Jan. 1, 2011 – so he could return home to salvage his failing re-election campaign. This means Kanjorski will have more than four weeks to hold true town hall meetings – something he has not done since 2007 (according to the Wilkes-Barre Times Leader newspaper.

“Mr. Kanjorski won’t meet with the people of the 11th District in a public setting, so I will. I expect to talk about the government takeover of health care, the $500 billion Congress took from Medicare, the out-of-control taxing and spending that Paul Kanjorski and Congress have been doing in Washington, and a host of other issues Mr. Kanjorski is afraid to discuss face to face with his constituents,” Lou Barletta said. “I encourage everyone – including Mr. Kanjorski – to come out so we can talk about the issues, including how we grow our economy and create jobs and cut wasteful government spending.”

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