Whereas: Georgia’s bloated $19 BILLION budget includes multiple examples of waste; and
Whereas: Georgia is already the most expensive state in the nation to operate a car3; and
Whereas: Much of Georgia’s existing gasoline tax revenues are squandered on government boondoggles not related to transportation4; and
Whereas: The Georgia Department of Audits and Accounts has in recent years found several “material weaknesses” and “significant deficiencies” in the Georgia Department of Transportation’s handling of over $2 BILLION in taxpayer money5; and
Whereas: High taxes only make it more difficult for hardworking families to make ends meet; and
Whereas: State legislators should focus on cutting spending to pay for needed transportation improvements instead of trying to soak Georgia citizens with higher taxes;
Therefore: I insist that my state representative, state senator, and the Governor reduce or eliminate taxes, fines, and fees related to transportation and fund needed transportation improvement projects by eliminating wasteful spending of my tax dollars.