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Gibson town hall in Chatham brings out opposition

Mar 24, 2011 12:07 am
[gallery columns="2"]WGXC broadcast live Rep. Chris Gibson's town meeting Wed. March 23 from the Chatham Middle School auditorium, with a crowd mostly made up of folks who did not necessarily agree with the freshman Congressman. About 100 people weathered the light snow to hear and get a chance to address their Congressman, and most asking him questions challenged his positions, as is usually the case with town meetings of this sort. Local residents raised a variety of topics such as nuclear plants for the Hudson Valley, Congressional spending, natural gas hydraulic fracturing, and the U.S. wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Libya. Some in attendance challenged the freshman representative's position on defunding National Public Radio (he voted against the largely symbolic bill to defund NPR last week) and wanted him to cut the deficit further. Gibson touted his positions on broadband internet (he wants it for rural communities), the wars (he wants them to end, and then shrink the size of the military), and federal spending (he wants to roll back U.S. spending to pre-TARP, 2008 levels).

Click here to listen to the entire town meeting from the WGXC broadcast.

Click here to listen to an interview with Rep. Chris Gibson after the meeting.
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