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Rep. Bill Flores returns to Bryan to field questions from residents - The Eagle: News

Rep. Bill Flores returns to Bryan to field questions from residents

Posted: Wednesday, April 3, 2013 12:00 am

Health care, guns, immigration and tax cuts dominated the discussion Tuesday evening as U.S. Rep. Bill Flores hosted a town hall meeting in Bryan.

A crowd of young and old, from bifocals to backpacks, filled the Barbara L. Pearson Banquet Room at Blinn College to hear the second-term Republican congressman.

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  • Edvard posted at 8:12 pm on Thu, Apr 11, 2013.

    Edvard Posts: 278

    The gerrymandered "firewall' that allowed the GOP to retain control of the house, despite a net 1.2M popular vote loss, "reflects the views of the American people"? Sounds legit.

     
  • aggie1109 posted at 8:08 am on Thu, Apr 4, 2013.

    aggie1109 Posts: 12

    How were they "fielded in advance" when they were written out and submitted AT the event? Again, if you had attended, you would have known that every question that was submitted was addressed, including the ones that were obviously submitted by people who don't agree with the congressman. And he stayed after to further discuss with anyone that wanted to talk more.

     
  • aggie1109 posted at 8:03 am on Thu, Apr 4, 2013.

    aggie1109 Posts: 12

    How were the questions "fielded in advance?" They were written out, yes, but it was done at the event. The moderator, Scott DeLucia, asked every question that was submitted, including the ones that were obviously submitted by people not in agreement with the congressman. And then he stayed afterwards to talk with anyone that wanted. Again, obviously you weren't there or you're just a liar.

     
  • master of disaster posted at 11:43 pm on Wed, Apr 3, 2013.

    master of disaster Posts: 541

    Why not take a course on US Government? You might learn something.

    Nice to be able to post at 4:01 pm. Someone's got an easy life.

     
  • master of disaster posted at 11:41 pm on Wed, Apr 3, 2013.

    master of disaster Posts: 541

    No. I know exactly what I wrote. Shame you don't.

     
  • ftw posted at 9:27 pm on Wed, Apr 3, 2013.

    ftw Posts: 1265

    Yeah, I guess that is why they fielded the questions in advance. So they could pick and chose only the ones they wanted to answer. Really balanced.

     
  • domedude posted at 6:41 pm on Wed, Apr 3, 2013.

    domedude Posts: 16

    If you think that wasn't a town hall meeting, use some facts and tell us why. Unfortunately, it's rare for any politician to have a meeting where the questions aren't approved ahead of time and entrance is restricted to supporters. When was the last time you saw Obama at any forum where anyone could ask him whatever they wanted? Never.
    I was out of town and couldn't attend, but it sounds like this was about as close to a real, old-fashioned town hall meeting as we've seen in quite awhile. Again, if you don't agree, let's see some facts. I wasn't there; maybe you're right.

     
  • bcs2 posted at 4:50 pm on Wed, Apr 3, 2013.

    bcs2 Posts: 61

    With the Gerrymandered districts we have today, your staterment that the HR represents the views of the ameriican people is overly optimistic.

     
  • Sabio posted at 4:01 pm on Wed, Apr 3, 2013.

    Sabio Posts: 1736

    Roy, you're wrong. The House of Representatives reflects the views of the American people FAR more than Presidential or Senatorial elections do. If your assertion were true, Pres. Obama would control the legislative, as well as Executive, branch of the government. He does not.

     
  • roy g posted at 3:28 pm on Wed, Apr 3, 2013.

    roy g Posts: 966

    They may be the minority in this state of red-painted sheeple, but they're not the minority in the country. Nice try at baaaaaaah'ing, though.

     
  • roy g posted at 3:25 pm on Wed, Apr 3, 2013.

    roy g Posts: 966

    And how much money did the government borrow (due to large tax cuts) to fuel the Reagan Revolution? Who's paying for it now? How the "decade of greed" end?

    How much money did the government borrow (again due to tax cuts) to fuel the dual wars and the "housing boom" economy in the first decade of this century? Who's paying for it now? How did that decade (or rather the first 8 years) end?

     
  • aggie1109 posted at 1:35 pm on Wed, Apr 3, 2013.

    aggie1109 Posts: 12

    I doubt that either of the complainers even attended.

     
  • aggie1109 posted at 1:32 pm on Wed, Apr 3, 2013.

    aggie1109 Posts: 12

    I think what you meant to say was "He voted to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act, and voted against the version that added new language which stripped constitutional protections."

     
  • Ledron posted at 11:16 am on Wed, Apr 3, 2013.

    Ledron Posts: 12

    Excellent Meeting... Well attended.... Flores doing great job.

     
  • Ledron posted at 11:14 am on Wed, Apr 3, 2013.

    Ledron Posts: 12

    Well Said.[smile]

     
  • agnerd posted at 10:10 am on Wed, Apr 3, 2013.

    agnerd Posts: 800

    "Seems to me like things are getting better."

    Sure it seems that way until you realize how much money you BORROWED to make it look that way. Just because I can make the down payment on a Ferrari doesn't mean I can make the second payment or that I can afford a $300k car. But it sure will look like I'm doing well to my neighors who aren't concerned about my financial situation when it's parked in my driveway.

     
  • agnerd posted at 10:04 am on Wed, Apr 3, 2013.

    agnerd Posts: 800

    Most politicians are partisan, but it wasn't a partisan meeting. It was a representative explaining why he voted the way he did. There were no GOP police at the door making sure only republicans were allowed in. Anyone could attend and anyone could ask a question. But most close-minded people think that anything against their beliefs is partisan, while anything supporting their beliefs isn't.

     
  • bcsismyhome posted at 10:02 am on Wed, Apr 3, 2013.

    bcsismyhome Posts: 93

    I am with you FromAfar. [sad] It was not a Town Hall in any respect.

     
  • FromAfar posted at 8:44 am on Wed, Apr 3, 2013.

    FromAfar Posts: 485

    Why was a partisan political meeting billed as a town hall meeting? I hope tax money was not used--if it was, Flores should be prosecuted.

     
  • master of disaster posted at 7:53 am on Wed, Apr 3, 2013.

    master of disaster Posts: 541

    So just because Flores won, we are not allowed our Constitutional right to free speech? Would you rather be Iran or Egypt?

    I didn't figure you for someone so unpatriotic, Sabio.

     
  • master of disaster posted at 7:47 am on Wed, Apr 3, 2013.

    master of disaster Posts: 541

    We elect idiots all the time. What's your point?

     
  • Sabio posted at 7:25 am on Wed, Apr 3, 2013.

    Sabio Posts: 1736

    ftw and master of disaster, did you notice that you were in the minority, BY FAR?! You seem to forget that Flores won in a LANDSLIDE over a long-term Democrat. He even beat Edwards by a wide margin in Edwards' HOME TOWN!

    Yell, scream, demean, pout, whatever you want. You are in the minority in this district and in Texas. The VAST majority of people support Flores.

     
  • ftw posted at 6:52 am on Wed, Apr 3, 2013.

    ftw Posts: 1265

    The only thing I heard him say was Obama job killing Nancy Peloci.

    Yet jobs are being created, and unemployment is falling. The stock market continues to reach new highs and the housing bubble is also improving. Seems to me like things are getting better.

     
  • master of disaster posted at 6:36 am on Wed, Apr 3, 2013.

    master of disaster Posts: 541

    Flores voted against the Violence Against Women Act reauthorization, instead voting for a version which watered down protection on Native American reservations.

     

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