This morning as I was reading the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, I came across an article that made me think, “well that just takes the cake.”
Well it’s the one where state Rep. Ron Forster took the floor of the Georgia House and urged his colleagues to sign on to his impeachment legislation against Lt. Governor Casey Cagle. This morning, as I read that article, I asked myself, “Is this why the people of Georgia put the Republicans in the majority? To impeach the Lt. Governor?” I then expanded that question to include some of the other misguided Republican proposals on the table this year.
Did the people of Georgia put the Republicans in power to pass the not-so-“GREAT” plan?
Did the people of Georgia put the Republicans in power to make it easier for you to carry a gun in a parking lot?
Did the people of Georgia put the Republicans in power to cut over $1 billion in education?
The answer to all those questions is a flat no. I believe the people of Georgia put the Republicans in power because they were told that Republicans could run the state better than Democrats, but when you look at the accomplishments of the Republican majority (and let me tell you, they are few), you have to ask yourself how have their priorities made our state better.
How has attempting to cut PeachCare made our state better?
How has failing to raise the minimum wage made our state better?
The answer to those two questions is simply that it hasn’t.
While the Republicans sit around and bicker amongst themselves, our state is not moving forward and in some cases, Georgia is moving backwards.
Georgia Democrats have real solutions for Georgia; solutions that will move Georgia forward again. Solutions such as expanding pre-K so that more of Georgia’s children can get off on the right foot with a strong educational foundation. Solutions such as fully funding education and providing more access to higher education. Making health care for affordable and accessible; making Georgia a more “green” state with investments in renewable energy sources; finding a remedy to metro-Atlanta’s growing traffic problem; those are the solutions that Georgia Democrats have to offer and those are the solutions that will move Georgia forward again.
Plain and simple, Georgia Democrats have real solutions for the Peach State, and come November we will make our case to the people of Georgia that it is time for the Republicans to be put right back where they were for 130 years…in the minority.