I am a natural born citizen of the US
I was born in a small town near the center of NC
My ancestors on both sides were in NC before the American Revolution
My ancestor, John Wells, signed the Tryon Resolves in August 1775
I am deeply offended by the actions and attitude of NC Senator Kay Hagan
From Senator Kay Hagan’s website:
“Hagan on board with stimulus, health-care reform
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
By Andrew Kenney, Staff Writer
JOHNSTON COUNTY – U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan thinks the economy is on track to recovery, and she says health-care reform is a critical national goal.
Hagan, who took office in January, spoke with The Herald recently by phone.
“I think that the stimulus package is starting to work,” she said. “We’re seeing some of those investments in infrastructure and transportation and education.”
The money from the federal recovery bill is starting to flow faster, and positive signs have begun to surface, Hagan said. But a job-market recovery will likely not come until later, she added.
“I think jobs will lag a little bit behind … but once again, we’ve got the stimulus money out there, and we’re working hard to make sure we get the programs up and running,” Hagan said. “We’re running swiftly along those lines.”
This recession is a lingering one, but North Carolina’s workers could help pull the state ahead early, she said. “I think North Carolina has the most-eager workforce,” Hagan said. “I hear that from companies all the time.”
She sees education as a way to shorten the doldrums – and as a way to prevent another recession. Hagan has introduced a bill that would give schools money to teach personal finance to students in grades 6-12.
“Debt is good for you if you’re investing in a long-term investment, but not good for paying for your everyday expenses,” Hagan said. “It’s not rocket science; we just haven’t taught it.”
Hagan believes health-care reform is linked to economic recovery. Changes to health care could help small businesses, she said.
“I think small business is having a hard time with the health-care costs,” she said. “We’ve got to drive down the cost of health care.”
Under President Obama’s plan, a government-run program or nonprofit cooperative could compete with private insurance. For either to work, Hagan said, it must stabilize costs, ensure that people can use the plan and avoid adding to the federal deficit.
More money in health education could also drive down public health costs, Hagan said. She supports a bill that would give more money for diabetes education.
In recent weeks, some town hall meetings have echoed with protests against health-care reform. Hagan said that’s all part of the process and that the dour economy likely stirred stronger emotions and doubts about health care.
“I think many people are concerned about health care,” she said. “I think it’s important for the people in our country to be able to have discussions about any legislation, and you certainly have the right to do so.”
Hagan, a former state senator, said she has cherished her months on Capitol Hill. “It’s pretty exciting time, and I am honored to be serving the people of North Carolina,” she said.”
No wonder Senator Hagan does not want to host a town hall meeting with her constituents.
Blindly following or embracing the Obama far left strategy will not work in NC.
I have never been more proud of my fellow NC citizens than when I watched a video of a town hall meeting they held after many attempts to get the attention of Senator Kay Hagan.
The good folks in Wilmington, NC have been busy. Here is a video of one of their Tea Part protests from August 22, 2009.
Was this an Isolated case of miscommunication? Apparently not. Senator Hagan was interviewed on WBT talk radio by Keith Larson on Friday, August 28, 2009.
Senator Kay Hagan has time for a Health Care for America Now, a radical Obama controlled organization, town hall, but not time for her hard working constituents.
Please pass this along to as many people as possible. Even if you do not live in NC, Senator Hagan’s attitude toward her constituents is typical of many in Congress. If you do live in NC, make sure everyone in NC is aware of Hagan’s position.
If you would like to have a town hall meeting hosted by Kay Hagan and have her explain her position on health care or why she is not listening to the public, contact her or comment on this site.
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