On Friday, October 19, Congressman Frank Wolf (R-VA 10th District) visited with residents at Ashby Ponds retirement community in Ashburn, Va. Wolf, who hopes to be elected to his 17th term in Congress on November 6, spoke to the local seniors about some of the major issues surrounding the upcoming election.
“We can no longer put off reform,” said Wolf, who indicated that both entitlements and the tax code are in need of reformation, and that the debt and deficit need to be dealt with. “The debt will be $20 trillion in four years if we continue with the current policies,” said Wolf.
“We need a grand plan to fix sequestration,” said Wolf, who mentioned that he is opposed to cuts in defense spending. Wolf also opposes President Obama’s health care law, stating that it needs to be repealed and replaced. “Something major needs to be done in an open and bipartisan way,” said Wolf.
In response to an audience question regarding the reinstatement of the federal assault weapons ban which expired in 2004, Wolf stated that he feels the number one goal should be to review the records of those who are mentally disturbed.
The candidates challenging Wolf in Virginia’s 10th Congressional district are scheduled to visit Ashby Ponds this week. Independent candidate, Kevin Chisholm, is speaking on Monday, October 22, and Democratic candidate Kristin Cabral, is visiting on Wednesday, October 24.