Dunwoody Talk took note earlier in the week when Sen. Fran Millar posted this status on his Facebook page and on Twitter:
Now, Fran has been around for a long time so he must understand the positions they’ve (GBPI, Georgia Budget & Policy Institute) advocated for over the years. He must know where they get their funding (liberal George Soros). He has to be familiar with their political leanings (extreme left agenda). After all, GBPI has been working hand-in-hand with left leaning groups like FACE IT Cobb and EmpowerED Georgia. GBPI’s reports are being used by FACE It Cobb and some of their school board members as the basis to oppose Gov. Deal.
As reported in Georgia Pundit:
“What’s alarming is that Republicans in Cobb County are scammed into supporting yet another initiative by the liberal Georgia Budget and Policy Institute to increase taxes and government spending.”
Is Dunwoody’s own state senator a solid supporter of the liberal GBPI? This same GBPI is where Jason Carter, running against Nathan Deal for governor, gets his talking points. How does that sit with Deal and other Republicans? Dunwoody and other cities in Georgia need 100% support of all Republicans and Governor Deal to pass the Independent School District issue. The 2014 General Assembly is not the year we need our local elected officials pandering to GBPI and MMO in DeKalb.
GBPI calls for tax increases and more spending on social programs at every turn. Here’s a quote from a policy analyst at GBPI in the link that Sen. Millar provided: “We just need to invest in poor people through childcare, health coverage, making sure young adults can go to college.” We all know what the word “invest” means to liberals. It’s more money from your wallet into their social programs.
If you want solid policy advice, the “go to” think tank is the Georgia Public Policy Foundation (GPPF). As an example, they publish the truth in education spending in Georgia rather than the ridiculous notion of “cuts” that GBPI keeps parroting. Senator Millar should look to his Facebook friend Benita Dodd, not Alan Essig, for conservative Budget and Finance information.
Sen. Millar might want to reconsider his support of the “message” from the GBPI. Their message and their policies aren’t aligned with the majority of his constituents. The policies and people that GBPI supports will increase your taxes, increase government spending and hurt Georgia’s economy.
Alan Essig, Director, GBPI Alan Essig editorial HERE and HERE and HERE to start.
"any deficit reduction package that doesn't include new revenue from the wealthiest Americans.....
We hope Senator Millar focuses mainly on the Independent School District issue this session as the message of his constituents has been loud and clear. We fully expect Sen. Millar to work hard on this topic so hopefully some future Facebook updates and Tweets focus on HR 486