U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke was in Lampasas for a town hall meeting Thursday, Aug. 16. Democrats from surrounding areas packed the lower floor of the Hostess House (where was the fire marshal?). After a speech of praising “immigrants,” being against building The Wall, making Medicare free for all, Mr. O’Rourke answered a few questions. A shouted question from the floor: How is all this gonna be paid for? No answer from Mr. O’Rourke.

After the meeting, I had the opportunity to ask his opinion of Minority Leader U.S. Rep. Nancy Pelosi’s statement that Democrats will roll back all tax cuts created by the Republicans (no Democrat in the House or Senate voted for the tax cuts). Rep. O’Rourke’s answer: “I know nothing about that.” I suppose Ms. Pelosi’s rant about taking “those crumbs” away from the American people wasn’t carried by the “lame-stream” media, for this rant has been shown often on cable news channels.

Please, before the general election in November, study the candidates and their policies before you vote.

T.P. Wingo