CUMMING, Ga. — A state representative addressed a local Vietnam veterans' organization at their monthly meeting July 7.
State Rep. Geoff Duncan (26th District) said many of Georgia's and America's ills can be fixed by not spending above people's means and by everyone taking personal responsibility for their actions.
Duncan, who begins his second term in January in the Georgia General Assembly, told the Cumming chapter of the Vietnam Veterans of America that economic recovery can be attained with a three-part plan: produce more goods, spend less and become energy independent.
The Republican lawmaker said bigger government is never going to be the fix for poverty.
"I truly believe that churches, charities and individuals can make a serious dent in what poverty looks like," he said.
The Cumming chapter of the Vietnam Veterans of America meets the first Monday each month at the Golden Corral Restaurant at 2025 Market Place Boulevard for dinner at 6 p.m. and meeting at 7 p.m. All Vietnam-era veterans are invited to attend.