Rep. Larry Bucshon Talks with Evansville Voters on Political Issues

Published 08/28 2014 06:37PM

Updated 08/28 2014 06:39PM

8th District Congressman Larry Bucshon in Evansville meeting with his constituents to discuss issues here at home and across the world, and the talk became very heated.

One man attending the meeting says he felt that Indiana being a Right to Work state is not a way for the government to help the working man. Buchson disagreed, causing the man to storm out.

The congressman says he feels giving people an option is the best way to go.

"My dad was a United Mine worker," said Bucshon, "but I also support your right to work and get a job and not have your money taken directly out of your paycheck when you may or may not support the agenda of the organized labor that has control of the workplace where you work."

Another topic Buchson discussed in detail was the low voter turnout in the last primary election in Vanderburgh County.

He says that last primary election, only 6 percent of Vanderburgh County residents showed up at the polls, resulting in one of the lowest voter turnouts in the state, and that has him concerned.

"Regardless of what your political beliefs are, please get out and vote," said Bucshon. "That's the message we carry to high schools, to grade schools, when I go to speak to children. That's the message that I try to carry, how important it is, and what a privilege it is."

Other topics that were brought up by the public in today's meeting include having to show your ID to vote and put teaching the Constitution in schools curriculum.

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