First District Congressman Henry Brown is hosting a town hall meeting in Charleston Thursday to discuss the current debate on health care. Brown is looking to hear from the public and the concerns on the minds of many South Carolinians.
“We certainly looking forward to having some good dialogue. The people are pretty upset with the Obama plan, they are pretty pleased with the Republican plan, so we are going to be there to discuss both plans,” says Brown.
Some in opposition to Brown, say that the Charleston congressman doesn’t attend these meetings on health care, showing a lack of interest. Brown says that’s not the truth.
“When you in politics, in particular, if you have opposition out there, that’s actually spreading all kinds of lies and disconnects, you gonna have those images being created out there, but I’m as visible as any politician in the whole world,” says Brown.
Brown says the Obama plan is a “take-over by the government,” and he doesn’t agree with the power the plan proposes.
“For every problem there’s a czar. President Obama, if there’s a problem with the automobile industry, he appoints an auto czar, problem with health care, he appoints a health care czar. We don’t know anything about these people, they don’t have to go through the normal screening that you do if you gonna be a secretary, senate doesn’t have to confirm them, they just out there. The whole thing is really a mystery to me,” says Brown.
Brown says these “czars” are just appointed without an investigative process that Brown says they should go through.
“I think America’s pretty upset with any kind of take-over by the federal government,” says Brown.
The town hall meeting is Thursday at 7 p.m. at the North Charleston Convention Center.