Senator Fran Millar Writes for Georgia Weekly Post.
The various state elections in Georgia are not about Presidential tweets or Washington disharmony.
Georgia is the envy of many states starting with our economic prosperity.
We have maintained our AAA Bond rating and built our rainy day fund to $2.5 billion to be prepared for the next recession.
Furthermore, Republicans authored legislation to fix the $850 million deficit in our unemployment trust fund (borrowed from the feds) and today we enjoy a $2.5 billion surplus.
Unemployment is under 4 percent and that was considered full employment when I studied economics.
We have been ranked the number one state to do business by “Site Selection” for the past 5 years.
700,000 private sector jobs have been created during Republican Governor Deal’s administration.
We just cut the state income tax for the first time and individuals will receive $5 billion in savings over the next five years.
Georgia is on a roll and why would we want to change the direction of leadership?
In education we fully funded the Quality Basic Education funding formula some say for the first time.
Our high school graduation rate is at an all-time high.
Career readiness as an alternative to a four year degree is helping to fill the new jobs. It is being encouraged by programs such as dual enrollment and Hope grants.
Regional transit has finally come into existence and the public private partnerships for road construction like I-75-575 have reduced our citizens’ commute. Capitalism means progress.
We have challenges remaining such as affordable healthcare but the socialist government mode, proposed by Democrats is a failed solution. We need to continue our proven leadership in Georgia. Results do matter - not sound bites and slogans. If it isn’t broken, don’t fix it!