Skip to comments.Perdue Proposes $1 Billion Spending Increase (Republican spending spree)
Posted on 01/13/2005 3:38:25 AM PST by from occupied ga
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HEY PERDUE! Instead of spending increases HOW ABOUT LOWERING TAXES. LET THE PEOPLE WHO EARNED THE MONEY KEEP IT FOR A CHANGE.
But of course this is not the Republican/Democrat way - plunder from those who work and give it to the state bureaucrats to squander on their idiotic social engineering and buying votes from teachers unions, the illegal immigrants, and the indolent.
Its in the nature of politicians to spend. What else did you think they'd do when they got elected - vote themselves out of a job? That's not in human nature.
It's the nature of tapeworms to parasitize too, but that doesn't mean that they shouldn't be controlled.
Well, I voted for him once- to try to get rid of Barnes, the Human Wurlitzer ( pay to play... )-- but I surely will not do it again.
I'm thinking Boortz will be all over this today. I'll have to listen.
I listen to Boortz in the truck while running household errands- he's usually good at informing people on the stories the Jackal Pack Media doesn't like to discuss.
I'll try to catch him today.
We need road work...Barnes kissed up to the environmental crowd-traffic is awful. Also, you planning on voting for a Democrat instead of Perdue? That would be your choice.
I'm waiting to see how this budget shakes out before I pass judgement, but after two years of budget cuts, the political reality is that he will have to raise spending this year. Revenue projections are up, and he can't justify the cuts on that basis. Overall, I think he has done a good job with what he's had to work with.
That depends- I've voted for conservative Dems before, but I doubt there are any left. I can always leave a blank spot.
Perdue sounds as 'lost' as his last name implies.
Same thing as voting for the Democrat-but it's a free country.
All of you who think that this is big goverment are delusional and should go back to your bunkers in the desert. One billion dollars spent on infrastructure is hardly pork.....this is a nesc. part of government, especially state government. Roads must be built and maintained, ports, and schools as well. You guys need a life!
A billion here and a billion there and, pretty soon, you're talking real money.
Nonsense. Spending increases are not a law of nature or anything like that. Government doesn't have to increase spending. It just does it because it can get away with it. We need more people like Bobby Franklin in the GA legislature.
Barnes was worse, but not much worse
Has Bobby Franklin managed to get himself elected Governor, yet?
A spending increase, in itself, is not necessarily a bad thing. Prices rise, the population is growing, the economy is also growing, and the state has to grow and modernize as it happens. The important thing is that, when we spend money, we do so wisely and in such a way that the people of Georgia are better served by the government.
Perdue said yesterday, "If we didn't have a monopoly on this business, we would be out of business". The state has been left in bad shape by the one party system that we Georgians have left in place too long. That is OUR fault, we have no one to blame but ourselves. Neither Perdue, nor any other Republican governor could fix that in two years. State government has to be changed, upgraded, and modernized. That takes money.
It is o.k. to offer constructive criticism, and even to offer better suggestions. Perdue has made it clear since day one that he is open to that. It is stupid, however, to attack our own when the Dems are quite willing to do that for us. I would rather have Perdue in Atlanta restructuring and improving our government than to have Mark Taylor or Cathy Cox up there reverting the state back to the old days of good old boy politics where that same money, and probably even more, would be spent to ensure that the Democrats stay in power and their friends stay wealthy.
If Georgia Republicans don't stick together and prove to the citizens of Georgia that we can govern better than the Democrats (which should be a no-brainer), we will be one-hit wonders who will have to live with gloating Democrats back in charge in Atlanta. You can be sure that, if they do get the majority back, they will take steps to make sure they are safely entrenched so they stay in power.
You will have a choice of Governors in two years. Sonny Perdue or Mark Taylor. Which one do you want?
Sad but true. Only the two flavors of the party of big government and its official propaganda arm the lamestream media. The only hope I see is the internet which I hope can bring enough truth and enlightenement to rekindle conservatism rather than the statist brainwashing from government sponsored lies and distortions from the old media.
Unfortunately even this site is polluted by statist worship (look at the sychophantic adulation of King George II on the day in the life of GWB thread).
They always whine about 'shortfalls', 'deficits' and 'underfunded' programs.
BUT... What they don't say is how they actually STILL have plenty of your money while screaming for more.
This is a great site by a retired Air Force Lieutenant Colonel and former Auditor & Federal Accountant, explaining just HOW government plays shell games with OUR money!
According to him, in 2002 Georgia had $18.76 Billion in surpluses of the taxpayers money....and it's still there!
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