Republican Legislators Moore & Byrd Slam Proposed State Budgets for 2022 & 2023
News Flash: Legislative Press Release
Do you know how the Georgia state government is spending your money? How closely are your Republican elected representatives in the Georgia legislature paying attention?

These two Republican legislators say they they will vote against the proposed 2022 and 2023 budgets if significant changes are not made!
Rep. Charlice Byrd & Sen. Colton Moore
Our GRA-endorsed State Senator Colton Moore (R-Dade) from District 53 and State Representative Charlice Byrd (R-Cherokee), who were elected leaders of the Georgia Freedom Caucus, released a press release last night calling out several problems with the proposed Georgia state Fiscal Year Budgets for 2022 and 2023.

The Republican Party has historically been the party of fiscal responsibility and free market capitalism, but these budgets do not reflect those values. Byrd and Moore said in their press release: "While we want businesses to flourish in the state of Georgia, we do not support the government picking winners and losers. Amid high inflation and a shaky economy brought on by the failed policies of President Joe Biden, we should not be taking money from our constituents to fund corporate priorities."
The two legislators called for an improvement of the budget:

  • Corporate subsidies, including tax credits, make up a large portion of the budget. The proposed budget contains $35.7 million for a Rural Workforce Housing Fund, $130 million subsidy to train Electric Vehicle workers, $166.7 million in local corporate subsidies, and even $92 million to insurance companies to subsidize health insurance premiums. These are merely a few examples of taxpayer dollars that should be cut or redirected to core functions of government.

  • "The budget also contains a $546 million dollar pay raise for government employees," they said. "As currently written, this budget would reward government employees doing a terrible job at the same rate as people doing a great job. We can do better than this and our constituents expect it of us."

  • GA Lottery: The budget also asks all Georgians to foot a $61.2 million bill for HOPE scholarship recipients. Georgians were promised that lottery funds would cover the cost of the HOPE scholarship and this bailout is little different from the Joe Biden student loans pay freeze. "University systems in Georgia must be able to live within their means."

"Over the past decade, the amount of money we spend per resident of the state of Georgia has gone up by over $1000," they wrote. "Even adjusted for the Biden era rate of inflation, we have still increased the dollars per resident number by $500. These numbers show a startling trend of growing government in our state."

  • Not Paying Down Debt: "Furthermore, Georgia has the largest state surplus of funds in recent history but this budget suggest not using those funds to pay off debt, which Georgia accrues hundreds of millions per year in interest with. This is not how conservatives should be governing."
Their press release concludes: "We are looking to work with Republicans in each chamber, along with the executive branch, to deliver Georgians a better budget that is judicious with their dollars and spends in a fiscally conservative manner in line with our values. In the absence of any effort to fix these problems, we will oppose this budget and urge our colleagues to do the same."

Morally, the principles of free enterprise are based on the commands given in "the Law of Nature's God" found in the Ten Commandments: "Thou shalt not steal" and "Thou shalt not covet." All Republicans should oppose policies of communism, socialism, corporate cronyism, or any other type of wealth redistribution by the coercion of the state.
American workers and consumers enjoy the best value when the economy is allowed to compete freely on an equal playing field and private property is respected. This is the legacy of freedom that has made America great over the last 233 years!

Call your state senator and state representative and urge them to support these revisions to the state budget so that our state can grow and thrive economically in freedom!

If you don't know your state senator and state representative's contact information, you can find it on the web site Call them today!
This Weekend: The Faith & Medicine Conference
If you haven't registered yet, there is still time! Real Health Medical's 2023 Faith and Medicine Conference is coming up this weekend in February in Forsyth County, Georgia. It's an event to help you navigate healthcare in today’s culture. While it will include sessions from physicians and nutritionists, it is not just for healthcare professionals. Over half of the attendees are regular people who are concerned about healthcare fore their families. The keynote will be led by the first physician turned to when NFL footfall player Damar Hamlin mysteriously collapsed:
Keynote: Dr. Peter McCullough
World-renowned Cardiologist and Internist: Friday, Feb. 3, 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Dr. McCullough is an author of more than 600 articles in the scientific peer-reviewed journals. He is one of the most respected cardiologists in the world, and has been on the frontlines in opposing the false COVID propaganda.

To learn more about the 2023 Faith and Medicine Conference, including speakers, the itinerary and registration, go to:
Dr. Peter McCullough
The Georgia Republican Assembly is pleased once again to co-sponsor a panel discussion at the Faith & Medicine Conference. The panel Brave New World will address newly emerging medical and political controversies we find ourselves facing today in America, including vaccine mandates, pandemic lockdowns, abortion, trans-ideology and ramifications, euthanasia policies being modeled in countries such as Canada, and more.
You can register to attend the panel discussion whether or not you come to the rest of the Faith & Medicine Conference. The conference will be held February 3-4 at Grace Fellowship of South Forsyth at 2750 Ronald Reagan Blvd, Cumming, GA 30041.

This gathering of nation-wide healthcare professionals, health experts, the general public, and beyond will come together to help implement a holistic worldview in healthcare. The topics, speakers, and numerous experts will offer ways to meet varying needs in the community.
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