June 18, 2011- US Rep. Mike Kelly met in one of his “Mornings with Mike” meetings with constituents at Chico’s restaurant today at 10 am. About thirty people peppered Mike with questions on a variety of topics about his thoughts and his preparations towards resolving some of the lingering issues.
On raising the debt ceiling Mike felt that we need to look at causes of systemic changes that brought about the problem. Discussants asked his opinion on the ongoing wars, foreign aid and to shrink the size of government in Washington by involving the States.
Social Security, Medicare and Obamacare were subjects of strong interest with an exchange of ideas to solve the expected bankruptcies and to grow out of that by reducing unemployment and thereby increasing the revenue stream. There is a need for government to get out of the way for entrepreneurs to prosper. Limited access to health care, rationing, tort reform and the significance of each of these in the overall picture were vigorously debated. Prospects for the repeal of Obamacare came up during the hour and a half meeting.