Democratic Party of Georgia Chair Addresses Comments Made by RNC Chair Reince Priebus
Atlanta, GA – Today, Democratic Party of Georgia Chair DuBose Porter responded to comments made by Republican National Committee Chair Reince Pribus at a Cobb County GOP event.
At the event, Priebus stated “Under Governor Deal’s leadership, Georgia has created jobs, balanced budgets and even branded number one for business in America. So if you want jobs, vote republican. If you want better healthcare, cheaper energy, better schools, vote republican.”
“If Reince’s comments weren’t so delusional, they’d be laughable,” said DPG Chairman Porter in a statement. “Just this week, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics issued a report showing Georgia having the 50th worst unemployment rate in the country. On Deal’s watch, our classrooms have lost 9,000 teachers. Georgia’s hospitals are shutting down left and right due to lack of funding.”
“Maybe instead of reading some of Nathan Deal’s campaign literature on his ride in, Reince should have picked up a paper. The facts are out there and the verdict is in—Georgia is in an economic free fall and Nathan Deal and the Georgia GOP swapped our parachute with an elephant.”
Bureau of Labor Statistics 8/18/14 – July 2014 Unemployment Release
Bureau of Labor Statistics – Local Area Unemployment Statistics