Friday, March 22, 2013
Jason Pfeifle is a field organizer with Georgia Fair Share.
On Thursday, Representative Woodall voted in favor of the Ryan budget, thereby making it clear who he thinks should bear the burden of deficit reduction. In his view, it should be working and middle class Georgians, rather than the large multi-billion dollar companies that avoid paying their fair share. In a nutshell, the Ryan plan balances the budget by gutting safety net programs like Medicaid and SNAP, turning Medicare into a voucher system, cutting Pell grants, repealing important parts of the Affordable Care Act, and cutting other vital programs. If these cuts were actually implemented, it would be disastrous for the working families who rely upon these programs. People in working households would lose healthcare coverage, low-…
Saturday, January 19, 2013
Two of three town hall meetings take place Jan. 23 and Jan. 24. One is via telephone, and the other takes place in Lawrenceville.
Thursday, January 3, 2013
Letter to the Editor: "Congress, without the help of Representative Rob Woodall, finally came together to protect the middle class."
Thursday, January 3
(Editor's note: The following is a letter to the editor sent by Jason Pfeifle, field organizer for Georgia Fair Share.) Congress, without the help of Representative Rob Woodall, finally came together to protect the middle class. On Tuesday, Congress passed a bipartisan compromise that extends much needed tax cuts for middle class Georgians and local small businesses. Unfortunately, Representative Rob Woodall, who represents a large number of local Georgians, voted, in effect, for a $2,200 tax hike on middle class families in the midst of a slow economic recovery. By taking money out of the pockets of middle class families, this kind of tax increase would have threatened to derail the progress our state has made since the beginning of the …
Thursday, December 13, 2012
A 'letter to the editor' in response to Rep. Rob Woodall, submitted by Jason Pfeifle, field organizer for Georgia Fair Share.
Thursday, December 13, 2012
(Editor's note: the following is a letter to the editor sent by Jason Pfeifle, field organizer for Georgia Fair Share, in response to Rep. Rob Woodall's letter to the editor on the fiscal cliff titled "Rep. Woodall: 'I Will Not be Complicit in Kicking the Can Down the Road.'" It first appeared on Snellville Patch.) The fiscal cliff is quickly approaching, and itʼs time for our elected officials to get something done. In a recent opinion piece in the Snellville Patch, Representative Rob Woodall called for a comprehensive solution to the pending fiscal cliff and outlined what he thinks that solution should look like: reduced government spending, increased revenue through the closing of tax loopholes, and no changes to current tax rates. But…
Sunday, May 22, 2011
Town hall attendees express concern over potential benefit cuts.
More than 75 people were in attendance at Rep. Rob Woodall’s May 21 town hall meeting at Dacula High School. Though a few constituents asked about health care reform and the FairTax, the vast majority of questions centered around a Republican proposal to reform Medicare (see video). According to GOP lawmakers, changes would not affect those currently 55 years of age or older. Under the proposal, eligible recipients would receive a federal voucher or subsidy for use towards the purchase of a private insurance plan. If the reform proposal is enacted, private insurers -- not the federal government -- would issue payments for medical care and compete for business from those covered under the plan. Rep. Woodall said the goal of the Medicare …