A call from a legislator

Just got a call from a Republican state representative. He said, “We’re under enormous pressure to get this bill through. Leadership and the Georgia Power guys were taken by surprise by y’alls opposition and are now pushing hard.”

He went on to recommend that you work the phones.

BTW, I just got an email from Allen Peake. No, the above quote is not his. He’s afraid people might think it is him because he is my state representative. Not him. He and I have agreed to disagree on this issue. He’ll be voting for SB 31.


  1. Icarus says:

    Ask him the questions in bold here:


    How will you come back home, look me and other Georgia voters in the eye, and tell me that Georgia Power needed this advance profit more than I needed the money to pay my bills?

    If you vote for this bill, please be prepared to come back and look me and other Georgia voters in the eye, and tell me why I should pay 14% interest on my credit card, so GA Power won’t have to pay 6% interest on their bonds.

    Please be prepared to look me and other voters in the eye, and tell me how you “saved” me money by not only ensuring I would pay more interest, but pre-paid someone else’s profits six years before they delivered me a product.

    Before you vote on this bill, please be able to look me in the eye and tell me if you believe who a legislator should take care of first, Georgia Power or Georgia voters.

  2. Bill Simon says:

    For the record, I’ve already called Don Parsons and left my name, phone number, and verbal opposition to the SB-32. If he states later that “No one ever called me to oppose this bill”, let me know.

  3. Also for the record, I have called the number listed on Erick’s site for Bob Hanner and left my name, number, and verbal opposition to the bill.

    I happen to know Paul Battles (R-Cartersville) personally and ran into him at the Capitol last Thursday, but don’t live in his district any more (family still does). Think it would do any good for me to call him as well?

  4. Bull Moose says:

    What will end up happening is that this bill will pass, the Governor will sign it, and next year, after the rate increases jump by almost 15%, the legislature will do what the Florida legislature is doing and repeal the measure.

    Why can’t they just follow Florida’s lead, skip a lot of that, and just vote down the measure once and for all. After all, who do they represent, the citizens of Georgia or Georgia Power?

  5. Bill Simon says:

    They represent Georgia Power…and they don’t give a flying eff what their voters care about.

    Keep that in mind, Bull, when you throw all of your support for all the Republican reps and state senators in your neck of the woods.

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