I've always wondered how so many people can continue to vote Republican in Georgia, even as the so-called "conservatives" (who have controlled the state, and most localities, since 2002) have overseen the near wholesale dismantling of every advance the state had made over the last two or three generations.
At every turn, they have talked the talk of "tax relief," "fair (sales) tax," "small government," "run government like a business," and "do more with less." I mean, when, exactly, are the 8 years of bending over for corporate interests, lobbyists and the super-rich going to pay off? All y'all got was this lousy real-estate bubble, a bunch of empty McMansions in Atlanta and whole lot of discount golf down on the coast.*
How is that working out for y'all, nowadays? I mean, this couldn't have gone worse for the state than if this was the actual plan.
I guess this means we can party like it's 1877 and start calling right now the era of "Deconstruction."
You're about to start tearing apart one of the South's great university systems. Maybe the plan is to just sell it to the Athletic Association and we can privatize UGA too. I mean, since everybody else is doing it, why can't Georgia?
As one of the comments on the above links made clear, the logical result of the do-more-with-less theory of government is that, eventually, you are trying to do everything with nothing.
* Not that there is ever anything wrong with discount golf down on the coast, but I thought maybe y'all public education would have been given a higher priority by actual, you know, legislators.