GA GOP: Gold Dome Democrats Launch Assault On Taxpayers, Job Creators


GA GOP: Gold Dome Democrats Launch Assault On Taxpayers, Job Creators

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Today, Senate Democrats outlined their agenda for the 2014 Legislative Session, which includes policies that will stifle job growth and bankrupt Georgia.  In response, the Georgia Republican Party issued the following statements:

“The Senate Democrats’ legislative agenda is bad for Georgia,” said GAGOP Chairman John Padgett.  “From billion dollar spending initiatives to job-killing mandates that will cripple our small businesses, Sen. Jason Carter and his liberal colleagues clearly care more about ideology than the people of Georgia.

“Thanks to Obamacare, Georgia taxpayers will have to fork over $300 million in new healthcare costs this year.   If the Gold Dome Democrats had it their way, Georgia would be on the hook for another $2.5 billion.  That’s not a ‘good deal.’  That’s a recipe for disaster!”

Medicaid Expansion would add 620,000 people to Georgia’s taxpayer funded health plan at a cost of $2.5 billion over 10 years.

“To make matters worse, Senate Democrats want to launch an all out assault on job creators,” said Padgett.  “The Democrats’ minimum wage hike, which nearly doubles the current rate, will stifle job creation, suppress business growth, and ultimately force many small business owners to close shop.

“Because of Republican Leadership, Georgia is moving in the right direction.  The last thing we need to do is implement the failed big government, big spending policies of the Democratic Party.  Trading in tomorrow for today is nothing short of reckless.”

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