The State of Georgia didn't get in this mess overnight, and it won't get fixed that fast either
The state of Ga isn't in all that big a mess at least compared to places like NY and NJ. Although, increasing taxation and government spending is a good way to get it closer to the aformentioned socialist police states.
Government isn't what makes things great. Free enterprise is, and every time you increase taxes and government spending you reduce the chance citizens have to expand free enterprise.
posted on 01/14/2005 5:06:51 AM PST
by from occupied ga
(Your government is your most dangerous enemy, and Bush is no conservative)
To: from occupied ga
That is something we can agree on. Obviously, I would rather live in Ga than NY or NJ. We can also agree on your statements about government not making things great, and I am as opposed to higher taxes as anyone.
Note carefully, however, that we are not talking about an increase in taxes, we are talking about an increase in spending. As long as tax revenue is high enough to cover the increase in spending, I don't necessarily have a problem with it. That is what is happening at the moment. Perdue forced spending cuts for the past two years because tax revenue was down, and now that the revenues are rising with the economy, he is increasing spending accordingly so that he can accomplish what he sees necessary. If all he does is continues to cut spending and doesn't accomplish anything else, he will be a one term governor.
The fact is that taxes are going down. I just learned today that sales taxes are being waived on materials bought to make permanent home improvements. That is a smart move that will help to not only stir the economy, it will help to improve the condition of people's homes.
posted on 01/14/2005 2:13:24 PM PST
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