If you missed tonight’s The Ed Show on MSNBC, you missed a feature discussing a pending bill in the State of Georgia, known as House Bill 385. House Bill 385 is a Republican-backed proposal which seeks to balance the revenue shortfall in that state.
So, how does this Republican-backed measure seek to balance that state’s budget? Does it ask for contributions from large corporations like Coca-Cola or Lockheed Martin who have benefited greatly from Georgia? Heck No. In fact, House Bill 385 gives substantial tax breaks on corporate income taxes.
Instead of asking the most privileged citizens of Georgia to step up to the budget shortfall plate, Republican lawmakers in Georgia, instead, propose a hike in taxes on gas and food, including hikes on sales taxes for Girl Scout cookies. That’s right, folks. Couldn’t make this stuff up; it’s too ridiculous!
Of course, in fairness to the Republican lawmakers of Georgia, they are not just balancing the budget on the backs of girl scouts and their dreaded Thin Mints. The Boy Scouts‘ popcorn drive is also expected to cough it up.