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Republican TEA Party in Vidalia
Sunday, 12 July 2009

July 12--  Local Republican leaders were among the featured speakers at the latest Taxed Enough Already (TEA) Party in Vidalia.

The President Pro Tem of the Georgia Senate, Senator Tommie Williams of Lyons, called for a balanced budget amendment to the U.S. Constitution.  "I and you and all of us have to hold the federal government accountable to live within its means.  We need to change the constitution so that the federal government has to live within its means just like we do," he said.  Williams noted the state government has reduced its budget by $5 million instead of raising taxes to pay for state government.

Senator Jack Hill of Reidsville is warning about increased taxes to pay for the federal government's spending frenzy.  "You haven't seen any taxes yet until they start taxing you for health care and to pay some of the things they've already spent the money for.  As bad as taxes are now, we haven't seen anything yet unless we bring it to a halt and there's not time like today," he said.

And speaking of taxes, State Representative Greg Morris of Vidalia believes its time to do away with property taxes replaced by a sales tax.  "The sales tax is the only thing you can control.  The property tax is out of your control.  If you think you own your property, don't pay your property taxes and see who owns it," he said.

 
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