So you don’t like how Congress is handling the budget situation? Iowans have a chance to fire off their own ideas for how things need to be run, and paid for, in a series of town hall meetings this week. Corey Davison, is midwest regional director of the nonpartisan Concord Coalition, which is sponsoring the meetings. Democrat Iowa Congressman Leonard Boswell will be hosting the six town hall meetings, which will focus on taxes and the budget. Davison says it’ll be a very open format and everyone with ideas will be heard. Working in groups of six to ten, participants can engage in a discussion of the pros and cons of several dozen actual spending policy options, as well as the overall role of the federal government. They then recommend a package of changes to put America on a solid fiscal foundation over the next several years. Davison says with looming budget deficits, a Medicare prescription drug benefit in Congressional conference committee, and concerns over national security, these meetings couldn’t be more timely. Meetings are scheduled for today (Monday) from: 1-2:30 P.M. at the Newton Public Library and from 3:30-5 P.M. in Williamsburg at The Dinner Bell Café and Lounge; tomorrow (Tuesday) from 9-10:30 A.M. at Kirkwood Community College in Vinton, from 1-2:30 P.M. at Grundy Center’s Kling Memorial Public Library, and from 3:30-5 P.M. at the Tama Civic Center. A sixth meeting will be held Wednesday from 10-11:30 A.M. at the South Side Public Library in Des Moines.
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