Perdue Highlights Obama’s Lack of Leadership On Ebola Response
The Obama Administration recently announced that they will continue to let people from Ebola-stricken countries travel to the United States through several airports along the eastern seaboard, including Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International airport. Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, David Perdue, commented:
“The Obama Administration’s lack of leadership on Ebola keeps Georgia at the epicenter of the Ebola crisis and puts Americans at risk. We have a commander in chief who has failed to take responsibility, and instead handpicked Michelle Nunn’s political advisor who has no medical experience to takeover. The Obama Administration’s latest attempt to put in place enhanced screenings changes nothing: Ebola is still a threat because there is no effective travel ban in place. I believe we need a clear, comprehensive plan to counter the spread of this dangerous disease and protect our citizens. (more…)
Michelle Nunn has been funded by Barack Obama and Harry Reid and now they are doubling down on public support for her candidacy. This signals that she will be nothing more than a rubber stamp for their failed agenda in Washington.
“No matter what Michelle Nunn does to try and distance herself publicly from the president, she is directly tied to Obama’s failed agenda. She voted for him, donated to his campaigns, and supports his policies,” said Perdue spokesman Mark Bednar. (more…)
A rising tide of African-Americans and other minorities has swelled voting rolls, shrinking whites’ share of Georgia’s electorate to historic lows.
The question now is whether they will show up at the polls, as Democrats challenge the state’s dominant Republicans in tight races for governor and the U.S. Senate.
Black voters in Georgia now make up more than 30 percent of the more than 5.1 million active voters in Georgia, according to a new analysis of the state’s registration database by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. That’s almost 67,000 more black voters than were on the active rolls for the state’s previous midterm election in 2010, when voter interest historically dips because it is a nonpresidential election year.
It also comes as the number of Georgia voters overall has also increased from four years ago, when only half of the state’s active black voters cast ballots.
White voters, meanwhile, continued to decline to less than 58 percent — down from 61.6 percent in 2010. The percentage of active white voters in Georgia slipped under 60 percent for the first time in state history two years ago.
The Georgia Democratic Party is engaged in vicious race-baiting in a divide and conquer strategy to drive African-American voters to the polls. The above photo originated, I believe, from an AJC scan, but has been traveling across the internet for 24 hours. (more…)
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…)
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…)
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.