Group Asks Woodall, Congress to Avoid 'Sequester'

Georgia Fair Share presented U.S. Rep. Rob Woodall with a banner signed by Gwinnett citizens concerned about cutbacks should Congress not be able to reach an agreement. Watch the video of the group presenting the 35-foot petition to Woodall's offic

With the clock ticking in Washington, D.C., protestors held a rally asking Congress to reach a deal before drastic cuts-- referred to "sequestering--" go into effect on March 1st.

The group Georgia Fair Share gathered outside the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center in Lawrenceville Thursday morning holding up a 35-foot banner. The banner was made up of dozens of pages of signatures from concerned Gwinnett citizens. They then rolled up the banner, walked to Congressman Rob Woodall's office and delivered the petition to his office.

Georgia Fair Share is asking Woodall and Congress to prevent the sequester by closing corporate tax loopholes and ending outdated subsidies.

"Congress has an opportunity to stop budget cuts that will devastate our communities, and have money left over to reduce the deficit and invest in the middle class,” said Jason Pfeifle, an organizer with Georgia Fair Share.

He added, "But instead they refuse to make their corporate buddies and campaign contributors pay the taxes they owe this country. It’s a shame that some members of Congress are willing to sell out hardworking Americans in order to give corporations a handout."

If the sequester cuts goes into effect Friday, Gwinnett County could feel the effects in a number of ways. Gwinnett County Public Schools could take a hit of $3.4 million, the control tower at Briscoe Field could be forced to shut down, and funding for job search assistance could be hampered.

RL February 28, 2013 at 01:18 AM
More people that rely on other people's money for their livelihood. Looking forward to Friday. I love the whining.
Bluedobee February 28, 2013 at 04:12 PM
Boo-hoo-hoo....everyone is crying about these cuts and at the same time yelling about the deficit. Can't have it both ways folks....cuts are tough...but they'll even be worse when we don't have choice. At least now....we can pick and choose. If you want the country to survive....we're just going to have to learn to live with less and suck it up! Look at what the "greatest generation" had to sacrifice in order to help this country survive through the Great Depresseion and WWII. Truth is we're too spoiled, pampered and babied. It's time for all of us to grow up and face the difficult choices.


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