Far-left Democrat gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams has made it clear to Georgia voters that she will raise their taxes as she pushes her radical agenda.
During her primary race, Abrams not only adopted some of the most extreme liberal positions of any Democratic gubernatorial candidate in Georgia’s history, but she supported repealing an estimated $330 million in tax cuts for the people of her state. In the state legislature, Abrams also voted against income tax reductions, against freezing property taxes, and against a state constitutional amendment to ban income tax hikes.
By supporting reckless tax increases and embracing far-left fringe policies to win over her party’s base voters, Abrams has shown she is too liberal for Georgia.
Abrams said she would push to reverse new tax cuts that would cut taxes on Georgians by an estimated $330 million over the next five years. “The hard- charging folks at the Peachpod political podcast caught up with Democrats Stacey Abrams and Stacey Evans on whether they would revisit a new law that cuts taxes on Georgians by an estimated $330 million over the next half-decade… Abrams, a former House minority leader, said she would push to reverse the cuts and funnel the extra cash instead into ‘real programs that would advance economic justice.’ Her top priority is expanding Georgia’s Medicaid program, which Republicans have resisted over fears of long-term costs.” (Source: Greg Bluestein, “On income tax cuts, Georgia Democrats are split,” The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, March 22, 2018)
Abrams voted against reducing the income tax for the State of Georgia. (Passed 154-18) (Source: House Bill No. 1244 – State Income Tax Reductions, House Vote #928, Georgia General Assembly, April 1, 2008)
Abrams opposed a bill to freeze property tax assessments. (Passed 166-7) (Source: House Resolution No. 1246 – Property Tax Assessment Freeze, House Vote #927, Georgia General Assembly, April 1, 2008)
Abrams voted “Nay” on a state constitutional amendment to prohibit income tax increases. (Passed 119-54) (Source: Senate Resolution No. 415 – Prohibits Increase in State Income Tax, House Vote #810, Georgia General Assembly, March 18, 2014)
In her run for governor, Abrams has led Georgia Democrats in a dramatic turn toward progressive policies and to the left. “Georgia Democrats took a dramatic turn toward progressive policies in last week’s votes, part of a broader realignment that will reshape November’s election by shifting the party’s philosophy away from decades of centrist appeals… The sharp tack to the left was headlined by Stacey Abrams, the Democratic nominee for governor, who maintained that trying to appeal to moderate GOP voters was a lost cause – and won a sweeping mandate from her party to refocus its attention on policies that will energize left-leaning Georgians.” (Source: Greg Bluestein and Tamar Hallerman, “Georgia Democrats test a more liberal comeback strategy,” The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, May 25, 2018)
National Journal: “Abrams is adopting among the most liberal positions … for any Democratic gubernatorial candidate in her state’s history.”: “Lamb won his election because he was able to reassure enough culturally conservative voters that he wasn’t a wide-eyed acolyte of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. A Marine Corps veteran, he opposed additional gun-control measures (even in the wake of the Parkland school shooting), backed fracking, and bragged about bringing drug dealers to justice on the campaign trail. By contrast, Abrams is adopting among the most liberal positions on gun control and criminal-justice reform for any Democratic gubernatorial candidate in her state’s history.” (Source: Josh Kraushaar, “Democrats Caught in a Culture-War Trap,” National Journal, May 29, 2018)
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution: “No matter who wins Tuesday’s primary between Stacey Abrams and Stacey Evans, it will mark the first time in decades the top Democratic candidate in Georgia has raced to the party’s left flank.”: “No matter who wins Tuesday’s primary between Stacey Abrams and Stacey Evans, it will mark the first time in decades the top Democratic candidate in Georgia has raced to the party’s left flank.” (Source: Greg Bluestein, “DNC to hold July ‘IWillVote’ fundraiser in Atlanta,” The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, May 16, 2018)
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