As a Georgia voter I’m disappointed. Our budget is imploding, our state is scrapped for cash, and we’ve been bickering over things like whether or not the Korean language should be allowed for the driver’s license test, despite their country’s hefty investment down near West Point. We get it, you’re trying to remain elected. You’re scared that voters might actually think for a second and realize that the coffers are not full of cash and that we have no plan to fix things.
I’m a Republican, but the politics being played this year are enough to make any die-hard Republican sick. I want EFFICIENT government. I want a budget that is actually balanced and a government that doesn’t waste money. I also want ETHICAL government. Ever since the Richardson scandal broke it seems like Pandora’s box is now open and every scandal is coming to light. GOOD. It’s about time that we saw the skeletons in the closet. The question now becomes what to do about it. The ethics measures that have been proposed aren’t good enough and we at Peach Pundit will touch on this in the future. But something must be done.
I reiterate: We have an imploding budget, no money, and unethical behavior that has hit our state government like a sledgehammer. And what have we gotten? What has been proposed? Absolutely nothing that will fix the problem. The Georgia General Assembly and our Governor would rather focus on impeaching Attorney General Thurbert Baker than on real issues. The GGA wants to hide behind the shadow of hatred for Obamacare rather than focus on issues. Is it too much to ask for responsible government? Is it too much to ask for a government that runs efficiently, spends taxpayer money wisely, and is free of unethical behavior?
Impeach Baker? The way this will look in November is that Republicans, awash in ethical mire and muck, unable to set a budget, fix transportation, furloughing teachers, etc; decided to take the time that should have been used to fix problems for a self-serving partisan witchhunt.