Bobby Saxon is a Democrat trying to unseat a sitting Republican Congressman, Paul Broun, who was elected last year to fill the unexpired term of Charles Norwood. Bobby is a veteran of Iraq and believes Broun has abandoned our veterans when he voted against the new veterans bill.
According to Bobby, Broun has disappointed many Republicans, particularly farmers, with his votes on such things as the farm bill (which he voted against).
He also voted against increased funding for Peach Care health insurance for kids.
Why? Paul has declared himself against anything that costs more money–except apparently the Iraq War.
Apparently, for this same reason Broun thinks Social Security is unconstitutional.
Bobby points out that Paul voted against The Safe Act, one of only two Congressmen to vote against it. The bill required internet providers to report child pornographers.
Bobby told me something surprising: there are 4000 oil wells in the Gulf of Mexico. Broun is a big supporter of DRILL, DRILL, DRILL. The only problem is that drilling offshore or in Alaska NWR, it isn’t going to resolve the current price of oil or get us very far in achieving oil independence. Bobby doesn’t oppose drilling and exploration, but points out that is just a small part of the energy problem. It is the long term solution of alternative and renewable sources of energy that we need to develop from solar to nuclear.
Bobby points out that Broun is a former lobbyist, whose conservative mantel opposes federal regulation of business and things that cost money, but who wants that same federal government to regulate our private and social lives.
Bobby describes himself as a moderate, conservative Democrat with common sense. He hopes to get the voters of the 10th send common sense to Washington.
The most disturbing thing that Bobby told me is that Broun has refused to debate him, even though Broun chastised his Republican opponent for refusing to debate. I tell you, when elected representatives won’t face their opponents in a debate, there is something wrong. Talk about elitist, now that is the epitome of elitism.
VOTE NOVEMBER 4TH!!!