Casey Cagle, after working to browbeat the House into accepting the Senate’s budget, getting it passed unanimously by both bodies, and rallying conservatives to him, has sent everyone down the river.
He’s struck a deal with the Governor.
The Senate will not override the Governor’s veto.
Now, after giving us lots of sound bites about saving money and tax cuts, we’ll have a special session and spend lots more money in the process.
Way to cave, Casey. Way to cave.
BTW, as has been pointed out in several places, the Georgia Constitution requires that once one House has successfully voted to override the Governor’s veto, the other House must immediately deal with it. Don’t hold your breath for that to happen.
A friend suggested the following:
Cagle Positions During the Budget Battle:
I’ll have no new spending.
Okay, I’ll give you this long list of spending that’s fine with me.
I want tax breaks.
Sure Governor, your pork is fine with me and screw the tax cuts. I’ll uphold your veto.
Some might call that flip flopping.