As Kemp Signs State Budget Boosted by Federal Dollars, Georgia Democrats Launch New Website on Kemp’s Election-Year Hypocrisy

May 12, 2022

As Brian Kemp signs the state budget, the Democratic Party of Georgia is releasing a new website highlighting Kemp’s hypocrisy given that the budget was fueled by federal support from President Biden and Democrats’ American Rescue Plan, which Kemp opposed. The website, KempDoesntCare.com, provides examples of important initiatives in Georgia which are funded by the American Rescue Plan, which Kemp called a “slap in the face for hardworking Georgians” and urged Georgia’s U.S. Senators to oppose.

KempDoesntCare.com

“After calling Democrats’ American Rescue Plan a ‘slap in the face for hardworking Georgians,’ Brian Kemp is hypocritically trying to take credit because he thinks it will help his chances of re-election as he faces vicious attacks from Donald Trump and David Perdue. The American Rescue Plan delivered billions in federal funds directly to Georgians and is fueling the state budget. When it comes to criticizing and then trying to take credit for Democrats’ work, Kemp doesn’t care about his blatant hypocrisy as long as he thinks it’ll help his political career,” said Max Flugrath, spokesman for the Democratic Party of Georgia.

Georgia’s budget is fueled by “massive federal COVID-19 relief funding” according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Democrats’ American Rescue Plan sent billions to Georgia, boosting state revenues and the state budget.

The Effect of Democrats’ American Rescue Plan on Georgia:

  • $5.073 billion in state fiscal relief
  • $3.559 billion in local fiscal relief
  • More than $4.345 billion in relief for K-12 schools
  • Economic impact payments of up to $1,400 per person (above the $600 per
    person provided in December) for more than 6,255,700 adults and 2,919,400 children (88% of all adults and 88% of all children in the state).
  • Additional relief of up to $1,600 per child through the Child Tax Credit to the families of 2,274,000 children, lifting 171,000 children out of poverty
  • Additional relief of up to nearly $1,000 through the Earned Income Tax Credit to 572,000 childless workers, including many in frontline jobs
  • Marketplace health insurance premiums that are $1,406 lower per month for a 60-year old couple earning $75,000 per year

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