Congressman says he will look into senior meals program cut

Published: Tuesday, August 27, 2013 at 09:02 AM.

Jones said he would rather see that money spent in this country, rather than in a faraway place rampant with abuse and corruption.

“When I look at you and your faces, I just think that that money going overseas could be spent right here in Havelock or in Jacksonville, where I’ll be tomorrow,” Jones said at the senior center.

He added that he would be in opposition to involvement in Syria.

“I don’t want to see any more kids go lose their legs or their lives in a foreign country that we never declared war on,” he said.

The Republican congressman took questions from the group at the senior center, trying to address all concerns but admitting on a couple of topics that he didn’t know specifics.

Nate Johnson, from the local Havelock chapter of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees organization, said his main concern was a proposal to use a consumer price index formula that he said would result in higher taxes and less benefits for federal retirees.

“I have publicly said that I will not support CPI and I don’t think that that’s an answer that we need to get this country straight,” Jones said. “I’m with you 100 percent and I’m opposed to any change.”

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