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-…
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 …