Friday, March 22, 2013
Letter to Editor: Georgia Fair Share field organizer says Ryan budget would be disastrous for working families who depend on programs it guts.
Friday, March 22
On Thursday (March 21), U.S. Rep. Rob Woodall, R-GA, voted in favor of the Ryan budget, thereby making it clear who he thinks should bear the burden of deficit reduction. In his view, it should be working and middle class Georgians, rather than the large multi-billion dollar companies that avoid paying their fair share. In a nutshell, the Ryan plan balances the budget by gutting safety net programs like Medicaid and SNAP, turning Medicare into a voucher system, cutting Pell grants, repealing important parts of the Affordable Care Act, and cutting other vital programs. If these cuts were actually implemented, it would be disastrous for the working families who rely upon these programs. People in working households would lose healthcare …
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Georgia Fair Share delivered a banner signed by Gwinnett citizens concerned about cutbacks should Congress not be able to reach an agreement to U.S. Rep. Rob Woodall's Lawrenceville office. Watch video.
With the clock ticking in Washington, D.C., protestors held a rally asking Congress to reach a deal before drastic cuts -- referred as to "sequestering" -- go into effect on March 1st. The group Georgia Fair Share gathered outside the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center in Lawrenceville Wednesday morning holding up a 35-foot banner. The banner was made up of dozens of pages of signatures from concerned Gwinnett citizens. They then rolled up the banner, walked to Congressman Rob Woodall's office and delivered the petition to his office. Georgia Fair Share is asking Woodall and Congress to prevent the sequester by closing corporate tax loopholes and ending outdated subsidies. “Congress has an opportunity to stop budget cuts that will …
Saturday, February 16, 2013
This letter to the editor was submitted by Jason Pfeifle, field organizer with Georgia Fair Share.
Saturday, February 16
As reported recently, Georgia Gwinnett College is facing a budget cut of $2.7 million, a cut that could lead to more furlough days for faculty and staff, reduced library hours for students, and a hiring freeze. At a time when Georgia Gwinnett College is growing and expanding, this proposed cut would be a huge blow to its ability to provide the kind of education that these college students deserve. There is a relatively simple solution to this problem. If we close the corporate tax loopholes that allow highly profitable corporations to avoid paying their fair share, we could generate the kind of revenue it would take to avert these proposed cuts. The state of Georgia loses approximately $569 million each year because corporations …
Friday, January 4, 2013
Field organizer for Georgia Fair Share says Woodall should be held accountable for vote against middle class.
Friday, January 4
Congress, without the help of U.S. Rep. Rob Woodall, R-GA (Lawrenceville), finally came together to protect the middle class. On Tuesday (Jan. 1), Congress passed a bipartisan compromise that extends much needed tax cuts for middle class Georgians and local small businesses. Unfortunately, Woodall, who represents a large number of local Georgians, voted, in effect, for a $2,200 tax hike on middle class families in the midst of a slow economic recovery. By taking money out of the pockets of middle class families, this kind of tax increase would have threatened to derail the progress our state has made since the beginning of the recession. I am excited to continue the work of Georgia Fair Share to give every Georgian a fair shot and a secure…