Georgia's lawmakers have always been willing to approve tax breaks for the state's business leaders and special interests, but they have really stepped on the gas since Republicans took control of the House and Senate four years ago.
March 26, 2009|
When you are over 75, you've been through recessions before. The economic experts say the market hasn't been this low since 1982. The problem is, I remember 1982, but I don't recall things being as bad or people being as apprehensive as they are today.
I think I have just figured out a way to get the 22 legislative tax evaders out of the General Assembly and onto the streets where they might have to find real work and quit swilling from the public trough.
March 21, 2009|
OK, I'll come right out and admit it. I'm not a big fan of Shakespeare. I'm fine with a sonnet here or a snippet of "all the world's a stage" there, but to sit through two hours of grandiloquent oration? Thanks, but no thanks.
March 20, 2009|
Let me say unequivocally that Rep. Al Williams, D-Midway, and I are on the same page regarding the fact that the Georgia Department of Revenue says Williams and about 10 percent of his colleagues in the Georgia General Assembly are delinquent in paying their taxes.
March 14, 2009|
There is less than a month to go before the legislative session adjourns and our lawmakers don't appear to be any closer than they were last year at this time to resolving the state's highway congestion issues.
March 12, 2009|
Do you understand what transpired down at the Capitol when the Georgia legislature passed Senate Bill 31? If you do, let me know. I've been trying to come up with a clear picture of how it happened, but the whole thing is a can of worms.
It is easy to start a war by invading or dropping bombs, as the Japanese did on Pearl Harbor. Ending a war is more difficult. A country may choose to stop hostilities and retreat, but then the other side can claim victory. Perhaps the best way to end a war is to negotiate a peace treaty, but that can be difficult and have unintended results.
The defining feature of a free society is every individual enjoying the freedom to make choices, good and bad, within the law. Enjoying the liberty to make your own choices is highly valued. So political groups market themselves as supporting Americans' autonomy of choice.
May 25, 2015|
By Douglas Young
Now that the General Assembly has adjourned for the year and all of the bills have either been signed or vetoed, what lessons can we take away from this latest legislative session? I can think of a few.