Has Georgia Governor Rolled Out A New Death Panel Plan?

Thom plus logo Georgia Governor and corporate toady Brian Kemp said, "We will allow gyms, fitness centers, bowling alleys, body art studios, barbers, cosmetologists, hair designers, nail care artists, aestheticians, their respective schools, and massage therapists to reopen their doors this Friday, April the 24th."

Notice what is missing from that list? Any company or industry large enough to have a lobbyist who can shovel money to Republicans in Georgia, including Kemp. Every business on his list is a small business, and now that he has issued an executive order saying they can be open, those small business owners and employees will probably not qualify for unemployment insurance in Georgia.

This strategy in Georgia, which is being replicated in other Republican-controlled states, may well be the latest effort by Republicans to screw working people and small businesses. Republican governors live in terror of the rightwing billionaires in their states who don't want them to raise state income taxes or corporate taxes to help cover the costs of average people being out of work.

Once again, Republicans put the interests of rich people and big national corporations ahead of the people in their own states.


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