Have a Coke, President Obama – but 8.6% of Georgians aren’t smiling…

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Tom Price, M.D. (GA-06) issued the following statement today in response to President Obama’s visit to the State of Georgia:

“Today, I welcome President Obama to the great state of Georgia – home of the Atlanta Braves and refreshing Coca-Cola.

“But, we’re also home to an 8.6 percent unemployment rate. Because of President Obama’s failed policies, hundreds of thousands of hard-working and enterprising Georgians can’t find a job and countless more have stopped looking all-together.

“After four years of the president’s promises that greater government spending and regulations would bring relief and a real recovery, Georgia families and small businesses are facing a future of higher health care costs, higher taxes and less economic certainty. Even the most basic necessities are more expensive. When President Obama took office, Georgia families were paying approximately $1.72 per gallon of gas. Today, it’s $3.58, taking a larger bite out of a family’s budget.

“It is clear that President Obama’s policies are making life more difficult at a time when folks need relief. The people of Georgia are resilient and optimistic. We ought to honor their entrepreneurial spirit by advancing pro-growth policies that limit the size and scope of government, empowering individuals to live, work and raise their families as they pursue the American Dream.”


  1. Max Power says:

    Price’s statement is yet another example of what’s wrong with politics. It’s always the other sides fault.

    • Napoleon says:

      What’s wrong with Price’s statement is he obviously thinks that the State of Georgia has along one sports team…the Atlanta Braves. Obviously he forgot about the Georgia Bulldogs. An oversight we’ll forgive just this once.

  2. Baker says:

    In other Coca-Cola news (maybe I should put this in Morning Reads):
    “A New Zealand food industry association on Wednesday rejected a coroner’s call to add health warnings to soft-drink labels following the 2010 death of a woman who drank about 2 gallons of Coca-Cola a day”

    2 gallons a day?!!! That should be a Darwin award.

    Read more: RN-T.com – Coroner Coca Cola was likely a substantial factor in woman s death



    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Jack Kingston (R-GA) issued the following statement welcoming President Barack Obama to Georgia where he is set to make an appearance at an early childhood learning center:

    “Today President Obama will meet with the next generation of Georgians. We are united in our desire for them to be afforded the same – if not better – opportunities as the generations before them.

    “Unfortunately, President Obama’s borrow-and-spend policies threaten these children with a life indebted to China. For every dollar the government spends, 42 cents in borrowed. It took just three and a half years for President Obama to add more to the national debt than every president from George Washington to Bill Clinton combined.

    “The choice is clear: either we restrain Washington spending today, or Washington spending will restrain us tomorrow. Every dollar the government spends on the national debt is a dollar we cannot spend on early childhood development and education or any other worthy program.

    “While I welcome President Obama’s interest in the future of Georgia’s youth, they would be better served if the President would work with Congress to get our country’s fiscal house in order. This is about more than reducing the national debt. It is about restoring the American dream.”

    In January, Kingston was appointed Chairman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and related agencies. This subcommittee is responsible for providing funding and budget oversight for federal initiatives related to education and childhood development which are expected to be the topics of President Obama’s remarks.

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