Congressman speaks at chamber luncheon

Published: Monday, August 26, 2013 at 05:29 PM.

“You don’t ever get caught up,” he said.

Jones also addressed issues in the Middle East, citing what he called wasteful spending in Afghanistan and the loss of too many American lives.

“The American people are sick and tired of the war in Afghanistan,” he said.

The veteran legislator in his 19th year in Congress also said he was concerned about possible American involvement in Syria.

“I do not understand why we continue to police the world,” he said. “I am not going to support sending any troops to Syria. We can’t even take care of our streets in Havelock. How can we take care of Syria? I will never again support sending our troops to any foreign land unless we debate it on the floor of the House.”

On a positive note, Jones said the future of FRC East is “bright.”

Speaking on the subject during the luncheon, Col. Blayne H. Spratlin, commanding officer of the aircraft repair facility, said that sequestration had meant a temporary 35 percent reduction in productivity for the facility.

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