Thursday, April 27, 2006

Les Roberts in Dryden

Les Roberts, Democratic candidate for the House of Representatives, spoke with about twenty people at the Dryden Democratic Committee meeting tonight. With the Centers for Disease Control, Roberts has worked in over 30 countries, including eight during times of war. He has testified before Congress, and he has briefed the National Security Council, the Department of State and other federal agencies on many occasions. But it was his outrage at the Federal response to Hurricane Katrina that pulled him into the political sphere.

Roberts concerns center around the high cost of health care and the high cost of energy and the impact of those costs on the country and the economy. He acknowledges widespread agreement that, "We need to end up at a single payer plan. Full stop." The problem is how to get there quickest. Roberts goes on to advocate conservation and alternative energy technologies, particularly geothermal, to address energy costs.

In addition, Roberts stresses the importance of balancing the Federal budget and the urgency of withdrawing from Iraq. His experience as an environmental engineer and a health scientist make him highly qualified to "Stand up, speak out and get results."


Blogger 24 Independent said...

Good to hear what the Dryden meeting was like. I encourage you to keep up your coverage of the race. It's going to get interesting.

9:39 AM, May 16, 2006  

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