We don’t want to borrow money from the Chinese to buy weapons from the Chinese to defend ourselves against the Chinese, said Rep. Gene Taylor D-Miss., during a town hall meeting last night. “You got to have an industrial base to defend yourself,” he said. This statement was in response to a question asked by an attendee on his views on the General Motors Corp. bailout.
In addressing the national debt, Taylor talked about how the problems did not start in January. He said the Bush administration had a chance to pay off the national debt and did not, citing Bush’s reason as being that economists were worried that it might be too soon.
For those in attendance concerned about the current administration’s budget, which Taylor’s slide showed has increased the national debt by $629 billion, he said that he also did not believe that President Obama was doing his part.
“I’m doing my part,” Taylor said. He said that everyone needed to do a sliver of their part to make the difference.
Taylor was commended by several attendees for his dedication as a congressman. Some of the meeting’s attendees said that it was important that other members of the state delegation, such as Sen. Thad Cochran and Sen. Roger Wicker, both R-Miss., need to listen and address the concerns of the people as Taylor has done.