This year’s Georgia legislation an embarrassment
March 04, 2014 04:00 AM | 623 views | 1 1 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
DEAR EDITOR:

The Georgia General Assembly is an embarrassment. The following is a list of the kind of laws introduced this year:

• Bills to allow business owners to cite their religious beliefs in declining to serve people they believe are gay or having pre-marital sex.

• Not allow driver’s licenses for immigrants who have been granted deferred legal status with a right to live and work in the U.S. (People who were brought here as children.)

• Expand the tax credit for rich people to pay for private school for their children. (This tax money has to be made up from taxes on everyone else.)

• Allow guns to be taken into bars, churches and college campuses.

• Forbid the state from using any resources to implement Obamacare. (The University of Georgia would not be allowed to operate a computer program to help people find insurance.)

• Give the General Assembly power of expanding Medicaid. (This is to insure 650,000 low income Georgians will remain uninsured.)

• Trying to get a constitutional amendment that income tax be capped at 6 percent. (This is to lay the groundwork to shift to a sales tax.)

• Driver’s license exams to be given in English only.

• Privatizing foster care. (This solves no problem for foster children and will cost more, but the private companies can make campaign contributions.)

• Making it a secret as to what private contractors are paid to do government work.

• Making it easier to start charter schools when they do not have financing. (This takes tax dollars from public schools.)

Ken Waldrop

Marietta

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March 06, 2014
The most frightening time in the lives of Georgia's citizens is the time that the General Assembly is in session.
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