Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Could this lead the way for democrats in 2010?

Analysis: 'Pocketbook' votes may anger voters

ATLANTA --- Recessions stir up enough voter anger against anyone in office who might be to blame, but a series of votes on pocketbook issues in the General Assembly could focus their outrage.

Consider a $1.6 billion rate increase for Georgia Power approved along with a $25 billion tax increase for transportation and the failure to pass a cap on property-tax assessments or a doubling of the homestead exemption. Add to that the death of Sunday alcohol sales.

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