Republicans, unfortunately, have ‘stood on the sidelines’ as Georgia and the nation continue to battle through a prolonged recession which was partly caused by votes cast by Georgia’s junior senator Johnny Isakson.
The median income for the average Georgian is $50,834, according to the latest Census figures. The national average is a little more than $52,000.
Does Isakson represent the average Georgian, and is he fighting for the average Georgian in the U.S. Senate?
The answer is no, and the revisionist history by the 65 year old millionaire congressman via his inaugural ad of the fall campaign, tells us he wants Georgians to overlook all the votes he has cast since he was sent to Washington.
Isakson as a partisan representative during his tenure and now as a U.S. senator has always voted for corporate interests over the interests of the average Georgian.
Does anyone remember his comments back in June when he said “It wasn’t the kind of speech you would give to the unwashed back home.”
Simply put, Isakson has been the proverbial Robin Hood for big business and corporate interests and his support of the budget busting Bush Tax cuts as a representative and continued support as a U.S. Senator is proof that he shouldn’t be representing Georgia after November.
In Isakson’s own words from his guest editorial in the Atlanta Journal Constitution: “While serving in the U.S. House of Representatives, I helped Congress pass the largest tax relief package in a generation in 2001 and then helped Congress expand these tax cuts in 2003…”
Bill Clinton left the Republicans a budget surplus in 2001, and Isakson and his conservative crew who ruled all three houses with a rubber stamp from the former President Bush from 2001-2007, helped to drive the economy in the ground with tax cuts that weren’t paid for along with two wars that weren’t paid for as well.
At least one member of GOP leadership in Washington, Eric Cantor, is willing to admit that extending the Bush tax cuts will increase deficits.
Isakson is not fiscally responsible and rather give another tax cut to big business or BP than help Georgia’s kids or Georgia’s unemployed.
Fighting for Georgia? Really?
Republicans rather play politics and use the immigration debate as a wedge issue and blame undocumented workers for the average Georgian being out of work.
U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., and Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., back in February joined six of their Senate Republican colleagues in signing a letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., asking him to take steps to improve immigration laws in order to help reduce U.S. unemployment.
The best way to get Georgians back work again is to vote this obstructionist incumbent out of office.
Isakson touts his so called experience as a real estate agent as overwhelming criteria for being a job creator, but that experience hasn’t translated to any substantive policy during his tenure under the Bush administration.
Simply put, Georgia and the nation were better off without Isakson even stepping foot in Congress after several unsuccessful attempts in the 1990’s to win state office.
The Bush administration created about three million jobs (net) over its eight years, a fraction of the 23 million jobs created under President Bill Clinton’s administration and only slightly better than President George H.W. Bush did in his four years in office.
Under a Democratic president in 1969 and 2000 with Lyndon Johnson and Bill Clinton, the country had a budget surplus.
Isakson has sat on the sidelines ever since Obama become president and the junior senator has looked at the handywork of his own destructive votes cast during the earlier part of the decade and now wants to extend Bush tax cuts and claim to be fiscally responsible.
So should Georgians award Isakson another term for “fighting” against Georgia?