Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Berry to Hold First New Direction Town Hall Tomorrow

I will be in Paragould tomorrow for my first town hall meeting to unveil the New Direction for America plan. This plan will benefit the common good, restoring prosperity and security to towns all across America. Details on the plan are listed below as well as a schedule for my upcoming town halls in Baxter, Monroe, and Mississippi Counties.

REAL SECURITY – We must have and can have a new national security strategy that seeks greater international cooperation in the War on Terror and prioritizes border security here at home. After being in Iraq for more 3 years, losing over 2,400 soldiers, and spending over $330,000,000,000, it is time to develop a new plan to complete the mission in Iraq. We also need to secure our borders and stop the more than 500,000 illegal immigrants who enter our country each year.

AFFORDABLE HEALTH CARE – Lower the cost of health insurance for American families and fix the Medicare prescription drug program by passing a new benefit with price negotiation. This would save as much as $40 billion a year and significantly reduce the price of prescription drugs for America’s seniors.

ENERGY INDEPENDENCE – Free America from dependence on foreign oil and create a cleaner environment with initiatives for energy-efficient technologies and domestic alternatives such as biofuels. Enact tough laws to stop price gouging.

COLLEGE ACCESS FOR ALL – Expand tuition tax credits, expand Pell Grants, cut interest on student loan rates in half. This could save the typical college student in Arkansas $5,560 over the lifetime of their loan.

EMPLOYMENT SECURITY – Prohibit the Congressional pay raise until the nation’s minimum wage is raised. End tax giveaways that reward companies for moving American jobs overseas.

RETIREMENT SECURITY – Stop plans to privatize Social Security. Enact real pension reform to protect employees’ financial security from CEO corruption and mismanagement and expand personal savings incentives.


Greene County
10:00am – 11:00am
Wednesday, August 2nd
Community Center
3404 Linwood Drive, Room B
Paragould, AR

Baxter County
11:00am – 12:00am
Monday, August 7th
Baxter County Library
424 W. 7th Street
Mountain Home, AR

Monroe County
2:00pm – 3:00pm
Tuesday, August 15th
Brinkley Convention Center
1501 Weatherby DrBrinkley, AR

Mississippi County
10:00am – 11:00pm
Monday, August 21st
Location to be determined
Call my office at 1-800-866-2701 for details