Georgia – From tax dodges to undelivered subpoenas, the state of Georgia is in a mess unlike any the state has seen, contend loyal Democrats across the state.
The report of GOP House Speaker David Ralston’s house lien due to unpaid taxes is only the latest scandal in Georgia; his taxes have been late on this home for the past four years.
“It was reported earlier this month that subpoenas were about to be delivered to Governor Deal demanding his testimony under oath for ethical violations,” said Jeana Brown of Wayne County. “Instead, Republicans forced out the employee trying to deliver the subpoenas.”
Other under-reported scandals include:
- Sen. Jack Murphy (R-Cumming), Senate Chairman of Banking and Financial Institutions, being sued for $70 million by the FDIC for his leadership in a failed bank. Georgia leads the nation in the number of failed banks.
- State Senator Chip Rogers (R-Woodstock) and Congressman Tom Graves (R-Ranger) being sued in a business deal for $2.3 million from another failed bank.
- Governor Nathan Deal (R-Gainesville) using campaign money to pay for legal fees related to a congressional ethics probe while running for Governor.
- Congressman Tom Price (R-GA) using public funds to pay for a Tea Party event.
“Crops are rotting in the fields of south Georgia because no one is around to pick them,” said Dr. Lowell Greenbaum of Richmond County. “Georgia’s future is being cut short.”
“Republicans have made a mess,” said Eric Gray, Democratic Party of Georgia spokesperson. “Hall County might close nearly every public park on Lake Lanier, while State Rep. Bobby Franklin suggests that tornado-ravaged Georgians who request federal assistance are ‘worshipping a false god’”
“It’s hard to watch our proud state being torn apart,” concluded Gray.
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, June 28 2011
Contact: Eric Gray