"How's that been working for ya'll, Georgia?"
If you're a typical family living in Georgia, the answer to that question is obviously, "not so well". In almost every economic indicator, Georgia ranks near the bottom when compared to the rest of the nation.
1/3 of Georgians, 3.3 million people, are living in Poverty. Yet, Republicans brag that Georgia is the #1 State for Business. Clearly, Georgia's politicians are more concerned about profits than they are families and children.
These startling statistics paint a vividly clear picture. After ten years of Republican control of every branch of Georgia's government, Georgia has plummeted to the bottom in the financial well-being of our residents. What appears on the surface to be a strong pro-business environment is, in reality, devastating on Georgia's families.
Georgia Republicans want you to believe this bad economy is the result of federal economic policies and the current administration. The truth is, if these bad statistic were the result of a faltering national economy, Georgia would have held its own against other states rather than crash to the bottom in comparison to the rest of the nation. Our poor economy, our high poverty rate, our high bankruptcy rates, the financial instability of our families, the low paying jobs, the high unemployment rate ... these are the results of Georgia Republicans' economic policies that favor large corporations at the expense of small business and workers.
As your State Senator I will fight to get Georgia's economy working for Georgians again. I will work for a strong economy that encourages small business, supports working Georgians, and attracts high quality, good paying jobs to our state. I will work for a Georgia where no child goes to bed hungry; where pay is not based on gender; where healthcare is available to all; where health choices are private; where religious beliefs are taught in churches and not as school curriculum; where all people are equal; and, where diversity is respected and celebrated.
"As your State Senator, I will work for a Georgia where our children's futures hold greater promise and opportunity than any generation that has come before us." Timothy Swiney
Candidate Timothy Swiney
Democrat for Georgia Senate