So, it’s dead. SB 10 has ‘kicked the
bucket, shuffled off its mortal coil, run down the curtain and joined the choir invisible. IT IS AN EX-BILL !’ Now, who’s got two thumbs and told you so? I would say something smug, but really, you didn’t have to be a prophet to see that one coming.
So what now? While more than 1 out of 1o Georgians doesn’t have a job and the economic engine of the State is ranked 2nd in the nation for crime risk, dying of thirst and stuck in traffic, on what will our enlightened leaders in the Legislature focus their collective wisdom? What will they save us from next?
For those of you who don’t know, Sen. Shafer is one of the most brilliant elected officials in recorded history. Some say he taught the Stig how to drive, and personally writes every question for Jeopardy. He’s been out of the public eye recently, because while every other member of the Senate was making a fool of themselves over the Sunday sales fiasco, he was crafting Senate Bill 116, which would require banks to accept deposits in gold and silver, and give Georgians the option “to use gold and silver coins in voluntary financial transactions.”
Why do we need to be able to pay our bills in gold and silver eagles? Because in spite of his brilliance, Shafer has apparently not yet achieved the respect accorded his counterpart in the House, Rep. Bobby Franklin, (R-Marietta).
Either that, or Widespread Panic left something in the water down at the State Capitol.