Introduction: Who is marjorie taylor greene, who’s running for governor of georgia and how has her campaign evolved?
Greene’s campaign was launched in October 2015 as a grassroots effort to raise money to run a well-funded opponent out of the race for Governor. Greene quickly attracted widespread attention as he began receiving endorsements from conservatives in Arizona, South Carolina, and other states across the country. His campaign reached unprecedented heights when he secured the endorsement of Sen. Rand Paul shortly before Paul moved to run for President as an Independent candidate. Greene also secured the endorsements of some prominent supporters in Georgia, including Randall “Randy” Woodruff, a former presidential candidate, and Eric Johnson, Chairman of the Forsyth County Republican Party.
Greene’s grassroots campaign has been marked by controversy. His campaign was criticized when it accepted $30,000 from a Libertarian PAC despite previously stating that he did not want nor would accept money from PACs. Greene’s campaign was also criticized when it signed a petition for ballot access and then rescinded its signature shortly thereafter. Greene also failed to file necessary campaign finance forms, which he blamed on his former attorney. He admitted that his former personal attorney—who had successfully run a similar campaign in Florida—failed to file the proper paperwork, but stated that he was not responsible for the error. Greene ultimately ran out of money and dropped out of the race on February 28th.
For more information, visit http://www.marjorieforga.com/
Who is marjorie taylor greene, And Why is She Running For Governor?
Greene, a lifelong resident of Monroe, Georgia and a successful business woman, has not held public office before. Her unconventional campaign is a response to the political establishment that has failed, despite being given the power to make changes. As a businesswoman operating in an industry dominated by males, Greene has always been able to identify many of the problems facing Georgia’s families in the business world, as well as the political arena. She has been an advocate for many of the causes in which she has taken a stand. Greene attended Georgia Tech, graduating with degrees in History and Government. Greene is married to Stephen Green, a State Representative in Augusta, Georgia. She has two children; their names are not named in this publication. [ARTICLE END]
In the article I posted at the beginning of this diary, it was apparent to me that the author of that article was already biased against Ms. Greene, even before she had identified her. I won’t go into a bunch of details about how she did this, but let’s go directly to the source.. A review of marjorie taylor greene’s campaign website shows that her platform is essentially “Representative Government”:
Is it time to break away from Georgia’s loyalty to the current Republican Party
Since the passage of the Voter ID Law, Georgia has become the punchline for jokes and even cartoons from other states. In the past, Georgia had been seen as a reliable Republican state. But, as polls show that millions of Georgians have lost their right to vote because of it, Greene hopes to provide a voice in opposition to a corrupt political establishment that is supported by the wealthy interests of out-of-state billionaires. The Voter ID Law, passed by Republican legislators, took away voting rights from 2.4 million Georgians, nearly one-fifth of the voting population. Green hopes to make it clear that the Republican Party is no longer a party of the people and that she will be their representative.
Greene is a retired elementary school teacher, and the granddaughter of sharecroppers. She has always been an active voice for her community and her students in the past. She is a woman who has lived through two civil rights movements; first as a child during the Civil Rights Era and then as an adult during the LGBTQ+ rights movement. Green herself is part of two historically disenfranchised groups within American society.
“I have always been a voice for those who are powerless. When the LGBTQ+ community became an organized group and started to fight for their rights, I was there supporting them. My grandmother had been discriminated against because of her skin color, by being denied services at a business in town, as well as many other stores. I just became used to standing up for those less fortunate than myself. That same sense of responsibility has stayed with me through the years.”
Why a Republican Congressman Could Help Change The Current Trend of US Federal Government Spending
Despite the fact that Republicans now control both chambers of Congress, Republican efforts to rein in federal spending have been ignored. Federal spending exceeds $3.5 trillion each year with no evidence of actual budget cuts. Under a conservative government, Georgia’s federal spending could be cut by over $15 billion, which would put Georgia ahead of every other state in America in cost savings. If a conservative government continues to fail to rein in spending, it will continue to decline, and an increasingly indebted America will seek to make up for lost revenue by increasing taxes.
The federal budget grew by nearly $3 trillion during the Obama Administration, but it has increased every year since WWII. The federal government is now spending more than $10,000 per household. By comparison, state and local governments spend under $2,600. This alarming statistic shows that America’s economic problems are not because of an absence of taxation, but rather because the federal government spends more than it takes in. If spending continues to rise without restraint, future taxes will be the only option to raise revenue.