Georgia Losing Out on $50 Million as a Result of Gov. Kemp’s Extreme Gun Agenda
After Atlanta’s Music Midtown was canceled because of Gov. Brian Kemp’s dangerous gun agenda, causing a loss of $50 million the major music festival brings, concerns are growing over other economic opportunities and jobs that the governor’s extreme laws could drive out of the Peach State.
When asked if he had regrets that Music Midtown left Georgia, Kemp declined to answer and shared no indication he regretted the cancellation. Instead Kemp deflected to Music Midtown organizers, saying “you would have to talk to them” — not showing even a hint of care or worry about losing out on the tens of thousands of visitors and $50 million that the music festival brings to small businesses and the state economy.
The indifferent comment came after the governor was asked about the prospect of Music Midtown and other companies taking their business out of state, to which Kemp replied, “I’m not too worried about people leaving Georgia.”
During his term, Kemp has routinely disregarded how Georgians are bearing the economic brunt of his extreme agenda, shown a lack of remorse for his actions that hurt Georgians’ pocketbooks, and personally called on Georgians to boycott companies when it suited his political agenda.
In 2018, Kemp called on lawmakers to impose financial penalties on Georgia-based Delta Airlines because it ended its relationship with the NRA. Kemp also encouraged Georgians to boycott companies – “from Wal-Mart to Citibank” – that spoke out against the gun industry after the Parkland school shooting in Florida.
Under Kemp, Georgia sank in the rankings for top states to do business. This comes as Kemp is running for re-election and pushing unpopular, extreme, and dangerous policies that:
Here’s what Georgians are seeing:
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