David Perdue: Blasts Nunn & Obama’s Political Ebola Czar

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From David Perdue US Senate 

19 Oct  Agenda-Petition

Perdue Blasts Nunn & Obama’s Political Ebola Czar

The White House recently announced that on Wednesday, President Obama will appoint Washington lobbyist and former chief of staff to Vice President Biden, Ron Klain, as the “Ebola Czar.” Republican Senate candidate, David Perdue, released the following statement on this partisan appointment:

“The American people are concerned about Ebola, but President Obama is more concerned about doling out favors to his political allies. It is this sort of insider behavior that Georgians are fed up with in Washington, and it makes us less safe as a nation. Instead of selecting someone with a medical background and the right experience, the President hand-picked a partisan lobbyist serving as Michelle Nunn’s senior advisor. The fact that Michelle Nunn believes a partisan Washington lobbyist is the right choice for this position only further demonstrates her deference to the President’s judgment on such important issues. (more…)

Sen. Johnny Isakson: Calls on IRS to Take Decisive Action to Tackle Tax Refund Fraud

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From Senator Johnny Isakson 


Isakson Calls on IRS to Take Decisive Action to Tackle Tax Refund Fraud

Bipartisan Group of Senators Urges Agency to Make Fraud Prevention Top Priority

U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., this week joined a bipartisan group of 15 senators, including seven members of the Senate Finance Committee, in calling on Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner John Koskinen to update Congress on the agency’s efforts to prevent tax refund fraud using stolen identities.

“Tax fraud costs hardworking Americans billions of dollars and further undermines taxpayers’ confidence in our tax system,” said Isakson, a member of the Senate Finance Committee. “Targeted action by the IRS to stop the flood of identity theft-related fraudulent refunds is critically important. I look forward to Commissioner Koskinen’s response on what steps are being taken to combat this serious problem.”

As Georgia ranks second highest in the country in the number of fraudulent tax refund claims, Isakson has continually pressed the IRS on the critical need to combat identity theft-related fraudulent refunds. Tax fraud puts innocent taxpayers at risk for audits, multiple layers of bureaucracy and refund delays averaging 18 months. (more…)

via Gov. Nathan Deal: Yarbrough: Deal’s Plans For Education Should Be Taken Seriously

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From Governor Nathan Deal


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In his syndicated column today, Dick Yarbrough says Gov. Nathan Deal’s reform and for his second term “could change the face of public education for decades to come.” In the interview, Deal outlined his vision for education reforms in his second term. Building off the success of the Special Council on Criminal Justice Reform, Deal will form a special education task force, including educators, school superintendents, administrators and other stakeholders, to study and offer solutions for public education reforms, including:

  • Updating our current funding formula to meet student needs and the demands of a 21st century classroom
  • Exploring ways to save students from failing schools
  • Advancing efforts to ensure students read at grade level
  • Keeping our best educators in the classroom

Yarbrough, a one-time adviser to Gov. Joe Frank Harris, helped craft the 1984 Quality Basic Education formula.

Read more below or click here. (more…)

David Perdue: Obama Confirms Michelle Nunn’s Support For His Failed Policies

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From David Perdue US Senate

20 Oct Nunn Obama

Obama Confirms Michelle Nunn’s Support For His Failed Policies

President Obama recently admitted that Michelle Nunn is fully on board with his agenda, when he told MSNBC’s Al Sharpton that Democrat candidates in states that he lost (like Georgia) “are folks who are strong allies and supporters of me, and I tell them, you know what, you do what you need to do to win.

This statement comes on the heels of Obama reminding the country that his “policies are on the ballot. Every single one of them.” That includes Georgia.

Michelle Nunn’s own campaign plan exposed that she was “too liberal,” for Georgia, and her recent support for Obama’s agenda proves her plan was accurate. (more…)