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21
Jan

Georgia Politics, Campaigns, and Elections for January 21, 2015

Lieutenant William T. Sherman was ordered to Georgia for the first time in his military career on January 21, 1844.

United States Senator and former Georgia House Speaker and Governor Richard B. Russell, Jr. died on January 21, 1971.

On January 21, 1977, President Jimmy Carter pardoned draft resistors from the Vietnam War era and urged Americans to conserve energy.

On January 21, 1978, the Bee Gees Saturday Night Live album hit #1 on the sales charts, where it would stay for 24 weeks.

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21
Jan

Adoptable Georgia Dogs for January 21, 2015

Beulah

Beulah is a smart, loving female Shepherd mix who loves to play; she is available for adoption from Effingham County Animal Shelter in Springfield, Ga.

BeautyShep

Beauty is a gorgeous female German Shepherd who is available for adoption from Effingham County Animal Shelter in Springfield, Ga.

Sadie

Sadie is an 8-month old Black Lab mix female who loves to play and run and is available for adoption from Effingham County Animal Shelter in Springfield, Ga.

Waly

Wally is a cream-colored Lab mix puppy, very friendly and available for adoption from Effingham County Animal Shelter in Springfield, Ga.

20
Jan

Rep. Buddy Carter: Statement on the State of the Union Address

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From Congressman Buddy Carter 

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Carter Statement on the State of the Union Address

 Congressman Earl L. “Buddy” Carter (GA-01) released the following statement in response to the President’s State of the Union Address tonight.

“While I watched my first State of the Union Address on the House floor tonight as a United States Representative I was disappointed, but not surprised, to hear the same false promises and reckless policies from the President in his sixth address. I hoped for a call to unity and a desire to work with the new Congress for a better America. Instead, I heard a vision for our nation that promotes class warfare and burdens Americans with increased regulation and more bureaucracy. Of even greater concern is my fear that the President will act on his agenda with or without Congress while blatantly ignoring the United States Constitution. I will do everything in my power to ensure he cannot act alone.

“If we want to truly put an end to our nation’s out of control fiscal situation we must enact true spending and tax reforms and advance solutions that increase opportunities for all Americans — not implement irresponsible policies that allow the government to choose winners and losers like we heard tonight. It’s time to empower the middle class by creating a fairer, simpler tax code. It’s time to increase our energy security and approve the Keystone XL Pipeline. It’s time for Washington to get out of education and provide the states the ability to promote an equal opportunity to a great education for all. It’s time to repeal Obamacare and replace it with a system that provides more choices, lower costs and better services.

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20
Jan

Rep. Doug Collins: Delivers Northeast Georgia’s Rebuttal to President’s State of the Union

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From Congressman Doug Collins

Rep. Collins Delivers Northeast Georgia’s Rebuttal to President’s State of the Union

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20
Jan

VIDEO – Rep. Rick Allen: Reacts to State of the Union Address

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From Congressman Rick Allen 

Rep. Rick Allen Reacts to State of the Union Address

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20
Jan

Rep. Tom Price: Responds to President’s State of the Union Address

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From Congressman Tom Price 

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Price Responds to President’s State of the Union Address

House Budget Committee Chairman Tom Price, M.D. (GA-06) issued the following statement in response to President Obama’s State of the Union Address:

“Listening to President Obama tonight it is clear that this administration is stuck in the past when it comes to thinking about how we solve the tremendous challenges facing our nation. The president believes we should continue pursuing the same failed policies that have contributed to an economic recovery that’s leaving the middle class behind and a long-term budget crisis that threatens our future prosperity and national security.

“The good news is that these challenges can be addressed with positive, innovative solutions that empower American families, workers and entrepreneurs. Solutions like fundamental tax reform and a balanced budget that will break down barriers to economic growth and opportunity. Regulatory reform to make government more efficient and accountable. Improvements to the nation’s health and retirement programs so that we are saving and strengthening these programs for generations to come.Continue Reading..

20
Jan

VIDEO – Rep. Tom Graves: State of the Union Response

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From Congressman Tom Graves

State of the Union Response 

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20
Jan

Rep. Austin Scott: On The State of the Union Address

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From Congressman Austin Scott

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Congressman Austin Scott on the State of the Union Address

Congressman Austin Scott (GA-08) today released the following statement regarding President Obama’s State of the Union address:

“I think the results in November sent a clear message to Washington that Americans across the country are looking for conservative solutions to some of our nation’s biggest problems,” said Congressman Austin Scott. “With growing threats abroad, the President should be focused on a full repeal of his sequester cuts that are threatening to decrease the capabilities of our military. Families back home in Georgia want to not only feel safe in their homes, but also confident with their budgets. However, more bureaucracy, over regulation, and his proposed tax hikes that take from one family to give to another are not the answer.

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20
Jan

Rep. Lynn Westmoreland: President Out of Touch with the People’s Priorities

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From Congressman Lynn Westmoreland

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Westmoreland: President Out of Touch with the People’s Priorities

 Tonight, President Obama addressed both chambers of Congress and gave his sixth State of the Union. In his speech, the president proposed a tax-hike on investments, which is expected to bring in $320 billion in new tax revenue over 10 years. Below is Congressman Westmoreland’s response.

“Once again, the president has shown he is out of touch with the priorities of the American people in his speech tonight,” stated Westmoreland. “The people spoke in November to have their conservative voices heard and they want to keep the progress on the economy moving forward. The president’s tax-increase proposal is the most effective way to kill that progress.

“I have said it time and time again: our country does not have a revenue problem, we have a spending problem. We want jobs and stability, and the middle class is the one that would benefit from jobs bills and tax cuts- not tax increases. Raising taxes to bring in $320 billion does nothing to cut spending and addressing our nation’s 18 trillion dollar debt. When there’s a leak in the dam, you plug the hole and fix it- you don’t add more water. It’s another example of the president’s agenda of top-down economics that never actually fixes the problem.

“If President Obama wants to truly help middle class America, he will work with the Republican Congress to pass jobs bills, stabilize our economy, and simplify our tax code. Adding more taxes onto any American just grows the size of our government, and we need less government, not more. Solutions like passing a flat or FairTax and abolishing the IRS are bigger and better steps towards putting the priorities of the American people first.”

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20
Jan

Rep. Rob Woodall: Responds to State of the Union Address

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From Congressman Rob Woodall

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Rep. Rob Woodall: Responds to State of the Union Address

 U.S. Representative Rob Woodall (GA 07) issued the following statement regarding the President’s State of the Union Address.  Prior to the speech, Woodall hosted a telephone town hall meeting to hear from constituents.

“Tonight, President Obama spoke a great deal about the importance of building the middle class while reiterating many of his administration’s failed big-government policies as the way to do so,” said Rep. Woodall.  “A robust economy—not a new government program—is the best way to empower and improve opportunities for hardworking taxpayers.  In fact, much of the burden being felt by hardworking taxpayers has come from the government expansion, regulatory expansion and more spending that the President continued to defend tonight.  The first two weeks of this new American Congress have seen the House pass multiple commonsense bills to unburden taxpayers, free job creators, and grow the economy.  If we can find a partner in the President for these initiatives, all Americans—and particularly the middle class—will be the better for it.   Efficient, effective, and accountable government is what Georgians are asking for, and I intend to deliver.”

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