I’m Brian Kemp: This is why I want Georgia’s vote in the midterm elections
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When I first ran for governor in 2018, I promised to put hard-working Georgians first — before the status quo and political correctness. Shortly after my inauguration in 2019, I told Georgians that I would fight for them every day whether they voted for me or not.
Almost four years later, I’m proud to say that I spent my first term doing just that.
Despite pressure and harsh criticism from all quarters, Georgia has led the country in reopening our economy and protecting lives and livelihoods throughout the pandemic. Thanks to this decision, Georgia’s unemployment rate is at its lowest point in state history, more Georgians are in the workforce than ever before, and our state has set new job records. and investments for three consecutive years.
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Because Georgia reopened first, we saw a record surplus of state revenues, and under my leadership, we’re putting those dollars back where they belong: in the pockets of Georgians to help them fight high inflation. for 40 years.
Working with leaders at our General Assembly this year, we returned more than $1 billion in surplus funds to hard-working taxpayers in our state because that money belongs to Georgians, not the government.
We’ve suspended our gas tax since March, saving Georgians an average of 28-30 cents every time they fill up, while Joe Biden’s disastrous domestic energy policy makes commuting a strain on everyone’s wallet.
We are implementing the largest income tax cut in Georgian history as Republican leaders across our state stood up to cut taxes for Georgians while Joe Biden and the Democrats broke their promise and increased them in the middle of a recession.
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And in recent weeks, I’ve rolled out second-term priorities for another billion-dollar refund and a property tax refund made possible by Georgia’s success.
In addition to our economic record, Georgia has also been a leader in building an education system that puts parents, students, and teachers first.
We led the country in bringing children back to school. We championed a Parents’ Bill of Rights to give families a voice in their child’s education, and we took action to ban divisive concepts like CRT to ensure our students learn how – not what – think.
We also passed the largest teacher pay increase in state history, prioritized teacher recruitment and retention, and allocated historic funding for school safety and mental health resources.
And while Democrats across the country — including my opponent — spend their time advocating for defunding police departments and passing policies that prioritize violent criminals over the safety of our communities, the State of Georgia continues to stand with law enforcement to keep our families safe. sure.
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We’ve toughened penalties for street racers and human traffickers, created new units within the state government to prosecute the gangs that terrorize our streets, and signed legislation prohibiting rogue local governments from removing the funding for law enforcement.
At every turn, we put Georgians first – ahead of woke politics, political pressure, and foreign billionaires in Blue State enclaves trying to install their values in the Peach State.
But let’s be clear: none of this would be true if Stacey Abrams had been governor for the past three years.
Since his loss in 2018, Abrams has spent his time endearing himself to far-left special interests, TV hosts and mega-donors on the Democratic presidential campaign circuit rather than listening to the needs of Georgians who work hard.
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When small business owners had to lose everything they had during the pandemic, Stacey Abrams ran to the nearest Liberal news network to campaign for longer lockdowns.
When we tracked the data and brought our children back to the classroom, Stacey Abrams sided with teachers’ unions and demanded that we force children to learn from a screen and face greater learning loss.
While we supported law enforcement and prosecuted criminals, Stacey Abrams collected a paycheck from organizations seeking to cut funding for law enforcement, abolish prisons and end bail in species.
To put a finer point: Georgia is doing well because we’ve said « NO » to everything Stacey Abrams has wanted to do since 2018, and we still have to say « NO » this year.
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If elected governor of Georgia, Abrams offers Georgians only the same failed policies as blue states and DC Democrats: higher taxes, more spending, and crippling regulations that would leave our state’s economy stuck in the mud. This is why this race is so critical.
Once again we find ourselves in a fight for the soul of our state, and if I am honored to serve a second term, I will fight tirelessly to relieve Georgians, create greater economic opportunity and build a Georgia safer and stronger.