When you became Governor you chose to raise taxes rather than restrain the runaway government spending by the state of Georgia. Taxpayers asked that you spend less and you decided to tax more. Americans for Tax Reform represents those taxpayers in Georgia who are paying higher taxes because you refused to restrain spending. And now you wish to raise their taxes again rather than make the decision to spend less.
Taxpayers are not a special interest group, Gov. Perdue.
The lobbyists who come and ask you again and again to take more money from the people of Georgia to spend on their pet projects are pro-spending special interests. Taxpayers ask not for “pork” or “pay to play” or “earmarks.” They ask only that you begin to have the government spend less lavishly.
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