Roby talks jobs, US spending during Prattville town hall
Congresswoman Martha Roby, R-Montgomery, told a group of about 80 people in Prattville on Thursday afternoon that jobs and spending are the two biggest issues facing the country.
"Jobs and spending are directly tied to each other," the freshman representative told constituents gathered at City Hall. "We should demand the same fiscal responsibility from Washington that we have had to implement in our own homes. These past two years, everyone has had to cut back and look at every dime before spending it in our household budgets."
Roby praised the recent bipartisan vote not to raise the country's debt ceiling without having substantial spending cuts.
"We have to get the economy going again, and the best way to do that is to cut spending and cut regulations," she said. "There is a dark cloud hovering over everyone who is capable of creating jobs in this country. We have to cut spending, not just to be cutting spending, but we have to make cuts that will help get the country back on track and create jobs."
When the floor was open for public comment, Roby dealt with questions ranging from why the federal government needed an education department to what can be done to get people off welfare.
Prattville resident Aaron Miller praised Roby for making her way around the district.
"Sometimes you need to hear things from the horse's mouth, that's especially true with politicians," he said. "Seeing them in a small room allows you to get directly from them what their positions on the issues are."