Wednesday, August 23, 2006

John Linder Ducks Allan Burns, Yet Wants to Discuss Issues

Allan Burns is running for Congress in the Georgia 7th district against Republican incumbent "fair tax" guy, John Linder. Allan disagrees with him on many subjects. But thus far, Mr. Linder hasn't agreed to any debates. He says he wants to discuss the issues at a "town hall" meeting tommorow night at 5:30 pm at the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center in Lawrenceville. Allan wasn't invited. But perhaps some of his supporters will show up to ask Congressman Linder some pointed questions about what he's doing on the issues.

Here's the text of a Burns email I received yesterday:

John Linder Wants to Discuss the Issues - So Do We!

John Linder has announced a "Town Hall" meeting to "discuss the issues facing our nation." We think this is an opportunity for all of us who are concerned with the direction our country is headed, to voice those concerns and ask Rep. Linder what specifically he is doing about the high cost of gas and our dependence on foreign oil, health care and the uninsured, outsourcing of jobs, budget cuts in Medicare and education, the increasing violence and U.S. casualties in Iraq, and why its OK for members of Congress to get a pay raise but not minimum wage earners.

These are but a few of the many questions we have, and no doubt you have questions as well. An hour is not much time to discuss the significant challenges facing our nation and state, and we will once again ask for a debate to give the voters an opportunity to see where Allan Burns and John Linder differ on the issues and who will best represent the citizens of the 7th District in Congress.

If you plan to attend, let us know:

WHAT: John Linder "Town Hall" Meeting
WHEN:Â Â Thursday, August 24 - 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
WHERE: Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center, 75 Langley Dr., Lawrenceville, GA 30045

Allan's campaign web address is

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