Georgia Tea Party Asks Gov. Deal for TIA Repeal
Letter to Governor detailing Tea Party’s opposition copied to legislators as well
Marietta, Georgia – January 20, 2012 – The Georgia Tea Party™ (GTPI), a non-partisan advocacy group headquartered in Marietta, has sent a letter to Georgia Governor Nathan Deal outlining several reasons why the Transportation Investment Act (TIA) should be either repealed or modified (letter attached).
GTPI board member Tom Maloy commented that The TIA, which is sometimes erroneously referred to as the TSPLOST, is a flawed law. “The TIA will cost taxpayers billions of dollars and do very little to relieve traffic congestion, which was one of the stated reasons for passing the legislation. Worse still, it increases the authority of regional commissions, which are unelected quasi-government bodies at the expense of elected county commissions.”
The letter outlines several other failings of the law and asks the Governor to urge the General Assembly to revisit the legislation with a focus on amending or repealing it.
The letter was copied to several Georgia State legislators as well as Speaker David Ralston.
About Georgia Tea Party, Inc.
Georgia Tea Party, Inc. is a non-partisan advocacy group. Its mission is to impact public policy by teaching all who seek to learn, the principles and spirit of individual liberty and constitutionally-limited self-government. As a non-profit advocacy group its objectives are: 1. To teach the principles of individual liberty and limited government as described in this Country’s founding documents, the Declaration of Independence and the US Constitution. 2. To inform the public about current issues from a perspective of individual liberty and limited, constitutional government. 3. To train and organize individuals to involve themselves in the political process and to address public policy issues with their elected officials. For more information, visit the website: www.thegeorgiateaparty.org.