It has certainly been an active week for me. I have spent a lot of time catching some sun in North Ogden shaking hands, and getting asked some outstanding questions from the citizens of Northern Utah. I will be posting some public responses very soon so everyone will have the ability to read where I stand on the issues presented me.
It was wonderful to be able to have those interactions, and with many of the questions, it shows that Utah knows what kind of issues matter and that we care about our country. That was one of the best things I took from the past week.
I also did one of my first meet and greets in my sister’s home, and it was the same as when I was door knocking. Very great questions from those who attended and a lot of great discussions about solutions to fix the many problems in Washington DC. I especially liked some of the feedback I received on ending entitlements/perks for Congressmen and Senators.
One of those who questioned me at the meet and greet asked what I would do to offset the housing situation for members of the House and Senate (since housing can be quite expensive). I mentioned my plan about a sort of “Congressman Housing” program, similar to the military housing (and if it is good enough for our military, it is good enough for government). I believe that would be a low cost alternative and allow a place for them to stay while in DC. I also mentioned that if members of the House or Senate do not find the conditions suitable, as some may, they can always find it on their own, since many are independently wealthy and don’t need any extra money to go towards housing.
I look forward to the challenges ahead, and hope to see as many people as possible. If you see me walking around, please feel free to come up and ask me a question.