Hensarling attracts protesters

Courtesy Photo

By Bruce Felps

Congressman Jeb Hensarling served as the keynote speaker during yesterday’s Greater East Dallas Chamber of Commerce luncheon.

The U.S. representative also happens to occupy the co-chair of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, charged with, essentially, reconciling the nation’s bank account, and good luck with that.

His appearance attracted a handful of demonstrators who assembled outside the Lakewood Country Club entrance. Friend Gigi Ekstrom of Lakehill Preparatory School captured the image seen at the top of this post.

Here’s guessing the city didn’t bother with riot control.

In other chamber luncheon news, the event also served as the ceremony for the 2011 East Dallas Business Awards.

C.C. Young retirement center nabbed the Business of the Year award. Rick Wamre of the Advocate won Entrepreneur of the Year, and Bill Clements received the Chairman’s Award.

Wamre, Wamre … sounds familiar. Oh, right.


  1. He attracts protestors! AS HE SHOULD. His partizan party is destroying any efforts to help our country.
    He deserves protestor, rotten eggs, and a shaved head! He’s nothing but a lackey to the extreme, greedy right wing

  2. Lisasays

    I must say I absolutely agree with the previous poster. Hensarling is a poor excuse for a representative of the people. He represents nothing but greed and is part of the old gang under Bush that got us in this mess in the first place!

  3. Is he going to have a town hall meeting?

  4. Erica

    Jeb Is going to have a town hall tomorrow(Thursday) at Eastfield.I am sure he would like to hear your opinion about social security and medicare and flat tax.Oh and maybe he can share the details of how he will cut taxes for the wealthy,tax the poor and middle class and somehow that will stimulate jobs.
    maybe he can also explain that on every chart I look at,the rich are getting richer and the poor and middle class are getting poorer.How is that trickle down working so far Mr Henserling?

  5. Erica

    The town hall event is happening now at Eastfield.My friend said aren’t a whole lot of people in attendance.Wonder why????

  6. Erica

    Yes I guess you are right. It was also at a strange time of day.
    I received a phone conference call the day before.In the question/answer portion even his supporters seemed concerned about his reworking of social security,medicare and disability and didn’t seem quite sure of the reason cutting taxes would lead to more jobs.I think our representatives should be able to educate us. and share the hidden details of their plans.

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