Georgia Gang 6/13/10

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  1. This morning’s AJC really went to task in calling out Clay Cox and numerous others for their complete hypocrisy in passing the 2011 budget which took $13 BILLION in federal spending all while bashing Washington spending, and during a time when there are few federal mandates on state spending:

    “Georgia Senate Majority Leader Chip Rogers (R-Woodstock) called the stimulus package a “bogus loan program.” When the Senate passed the fiscal 2010 budget, Rogers said, “While Washington, D.C., saddles us with over $1 trillion in debt, the assembly worked together and passed this budget without a single ‘pork barrel’ project.”

    The budget he referred to contained $13 billion in federal funding.

    Republicans continue to slam federal spending habits in campaigns.

    “We all know the politicians in Washington and career bureaucrats are the problem,” Gwinnett County Republican state Rep. Clay Cox, who is running for Congress, said in a recent TV ad. “They spend money we don’t have, mortgaging our families’ futures.” He vowed to “stop out-of-control spending and debt.”

    Cox voted for the fiscal 2011 state budget with almost $13 billion in federal funding.

    Rogers and others attribute the rising percentage of federal dollars in the state budget to an increase in federal mandates, but CanagaRetna said there are fewer new federal mandates forcing states to spend money than there were 15 or 20 years ago.

    Sen. Nan Orrock (D-Atlanta) said Republicans who oppose federal funding, but seek it to balance the budget, are being hypocritical.

    “The same people who criticize Obama, who criticize federal spending are using it to fill our budget holes,” she said.”

    http://www.ajc.com/news/georgia-relying-more-on-548006.html

  2. B Balz says:

    Does anyone think it odd to see a Blue Plate mayonnaise ad on Ga Gang this AM?

    Perhaps our colorful poster by the same screen name is behind the vast condiment conspiracy.

  3. slow couple of news days. Since GA Gang is kind of an open thread, anyone have an opinion about this action by our Cobb Sheriff?

    Cobb sheriff asks GBI to investigate Board of Regents
    by Kathryn Dobies
    [email protected]
    June 09, 2010 12:00 AM | 1875 views | 44 | 22 | |
    MARIETTA – Sheriff Neil Warren is calling for the Georgia Bureau of Investigation to probe the University System of Georgia’s governing body, the Board of Regents, for possibly violating the law by admitting illegal immigrants into the state’s universities.

    Anti-illegal immigration activist D.A. King filed a complaint on May 19 with the GBI and Immigration and Customs Enforcement, then asked Warren to assist in the matter.

    In a letter dated June 4, Warren referred to King’s complaint, stating that the Board of Regents is in violation of state and federal laws, which prohibit state universities from admitting illegal immigrants.

    The Marietta Daily Journal – Cobb sheriff asks GBI to investigate Board of Regents

    MARIETTA – Sheriff Neil Warren is calling for the Georgia Bureau of Investigation to probe the University System of Georgia’s governing body, the Board of Regents, for possibly violating the law by admitting illegal immigrants into the state’s universities.

    http://www.mdjonline.com/view/full_story/7840964/article-Cobb-sheriff-asks-GBI-to-investigate-Board-of-Regents?instance=home_news_left

    • Buzzfan says:

      Jason, with all the empty dialogue about candidates for public office who don’t have college degrees I can’t believe it doesn’t concern more people that a degree isn’t necessary to serve on the BoR. (which would be a legitimate requirement, imo)

  4. Romegaguy says:

    “kind of an open thread” I dont think so. This thread is about that crappy GA Gang and the crappy hosts found therein.

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