ATR on tax-and-spend Georgia Republicans

Grover Norquist and Americans for Tax Reform have weighed in on the one-cent transportation sales taxes, effectively the largest tax increase in Georgia history, and warns Georgia Republicans of the lessons of the past from Virginia, something I warned about here last week. You can view the letter sent to legislators here.

ATR has also opposed the cigarette tax increase proposal.

[UPDATE] ATR is also urging legislators to vote against the Speaker’s “tax reform” proposal (“Son of GREAT Plan” or “the Legislation formerly known as GREAT”).


  1. That’s a pretty charitable interpretation of events in Virginia. Even before the most recent transportation package passed there (2006/2007) their Republican state senators were inhabiting districts that were trending massively Democratic, ones that Warner got 50% in but then Kaine and Webb got 60% in 4 years later.

  2. Harry says:

    As the taxpayer funded DC bureaucracy grows, so grows Virginia? The vast majority of those government workers sure don’t vote Republican, I can believe that. But, in order to feed them all, there has to be some productivity somewhere. The productive element in this nation seems to be on endangered species list.

  3. CobbGOPer says:

    I worked on the Mark Earley campaign in 2001 when he ran for Guv in Virginia, and even then we could see the trend/shift in alot of districts towards the Dems. I wouldn’t place the blame solely on the recent actions by Republicans in the House of Delegates and Senate, but they kind of drove in the last nail of the coffin.

    A large part of the trend towards the left in Virginia has to do with the exploding population in Northern Virginia near D.C., which has the highest population concentration in the state and tends to be more immigrant/minority in demographics, hence a tendency to vote Dem.

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