Why Georgia’s 8 th district should question who is on their side


WASHINGTON D.C.- As November 7 th rapidly approaches, the voters of Georgia’s 8 th district have an important decision before them, one that will affect their pocketbooks. On Election Day they must decide between Mac Collins, a representative who signed a written pledge never to raise taxes, and Jim Marshall, who claims to be taxpayer friendly but has not signed the pledge. Voters must ask, “Where do you stand on taxes Jim Marshall?”


Candidate Jim Marshall has referred to the president’s tax relief package as a “radical trickle-down voodoo economic theory.” This is same tax plan that if repealed will cost the average American family of four with a $50k income $2,092.


Democrat Representative Charles Rangel recently said he “ cannot think of one\’\’ of President George W. Bush\’s first-term tax cuts that merit renewal. House Democrat leader Nancy Pelosi said Bush-era tax cuts would have to be rolled back for those above "a certain level." Details will have to be worked out, she emphasized.


Georgians are still waiting to hear Marshall’s stance on the tax cuts. Will he stand up for the taxpayers of Georgia and sign the Taxpayer Protection Pledge? His paltry 33% lifetime rating from Americans for Tax reform does not bode well for taxpayer wallets.


“It is easy to say you care about the working families of Georgia, but Marshall’s stance is not one that can be trusted,” saidGrover Norquist, President of Americans for Tax Reform. “There is little doubt in my mind that given the chance to do so he would vote along with Pelosi and Rangel to repeal the Bush tax cuts.”