Morning Reads for Friday, January 20th

Here in Georgia…
– The AJC has new details in the arrest of Rep. Kip Smith.
– Plans to pursue tax reform may not be so easy as legislators try to appease local governments, interest groups, and voters.
– The Tax Foundation offers their two cents on Gov. Deal tax proposals.
– Not sure if we’ve covered this yet, but Herman Cain is back on the air at WSB.
– I’m having a hard time finding sympathy for Walking Small.
– The unemployment rate in Georgia dropped again in December to 9.7%.
– A handicapped Atlanta woman, who is a friend of mine, was ticketed for parking in a handicap parking space.
– Next week is National School Choice Week. Find out what events are being hosted locally to promote school choice.

National stories of interest…
– Here is a recap of last night’s GOP debate in South Carolina.
– The DOJ didn’t need SOPA or PIPA to shut down
– The Hill names the dozen House Republicans that have broken the most with their party on big legislative issues. The list includes Tom Graves and Paul Broun.
– What news organizations do Americans trust?
– By the way, Herman Cain endorsed you for president.

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  1. saltycracker says:

    “Jobs” is sounding more like a buzz word similar to “global warming”. A politician’s way to PC legislate the use of public money to pick winners and loosers in a cause.

  2. Three Jack says:

    Beyond the DUI for Kip Smith, the AJC story points out that, “Smith won a special election in 2009 to claim the seat vacated by his father, former Georgia DOT Commissioner Vance Smith. Since arriving for his first legislative session in January 2010, Kip Smith has accepted nearly $10,000 in lobbyist meals, trips and gifts.”

    Come on folks, we really need to stop electing street whores (my apologies to all upstanding prostitutes for putting you in the same category with a douchebag like Kip Smith).

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