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Republican Eric Johnson -
Pushed Chamber Tax Increases
In both the 2003 and 2004 Legislature Session, Republican
Eric Johnson has been a champion for tax increases. In 2003 he
helped the Chamber get the Vote on the state Flag removed for a tax
increase. And in 2004 Republican Eric Johnson is credited by the
same Chamber for getting their Sewer Tax passed.
Senator Johnson had previously signed the American's For Tax
Reform "No tax Increase" Pledge and is listed on their
Hall Of Shame among the other elected officials who broke their
Pledge Breakers – State Senates
GEORGIA Eric Johnson (S-1)
But he is given top billing by the Metro Atlanta
Chamber for HB-709. Just as in the 2003 Session the Chamber seems to
be bragging about their influence and ability to cut corners to
force their agenda on the people of Georgia. Exactly why are they
crediting this to Senator Eric Johnson? HB -
stands for House Bill, not Senate Bill!
The origins of HB-709:
HB 709 - Local sales taxes; limitation; certain exclusions
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Isn't Calvin Smyre sorta associated with the Democratic Party?
But more importantly according to the AJC in 2003 it was Calvin
Smyre who worked with the Republican Senate (Price and Johnson) to
implement Perdue's Vote for tax deal. Has become standard operating
procedure for the Perdue Administration?
In our opinion this raises questions about Republican Senator
- Why does the Chamber list him as introducing their tax
increase bill when it was actually done by Representative Kathy
Ashe with Calvin Smyre as co-sponsor in the House not the Senate.
- Why did Senator Johnson once again break his Americans For Tax
If a Democrat did stuff like this the Republicans would be
screaming their heads off - but they are shamefully quiet when this
is done by a Republican. Party over Principle?
- Does he represent the Chamber or the citizens?
- If he has broken his No Tax pledge - what other taxes will he
support in the future?
We recommend that Senator Johnson be
retired from public service on November 2, Georgia State Senate -
here for our November 2 election voter guides.
For more information on the unholy influence of the Chamber on
our State government:
Senate President Pro-Tem Eric Johnson introduces MOST
by Terry Chastain on
On Wednesday, the Senate Finance
Committee unanimously passed HB 709. This legislation would
allow the City of Atlanta to hold a
special referendum on a one penny sales tax increase to fund
the City's court-ordered sewer repairs. Next, the bill will
go to the full Senate for debate and consideration.
If enacted, the sales tax in
Atlanta would rise to 8 percent for at
least the next two years. After that time another penny tax
for educational purposes is set to expire and the rate would
revert to 7 percent. Money raised from the new sales tax
would be used to roll back water rates for consumers. The tax
is expected to raise $70 to $100 million per year and would be
active for five years. After five years, the tax could be
renewed for another five years if Atlanta voters so choose.
The legislation does allow for
an exemption to the tax for consumers purchasing automobiles
in the city. The rational behind the exemption is that a one
penny increase on a big ticket item like an automobile could
be an onerous burden on the consumer. The Metro Atlanta
Chamber of Commerce's position is that a sales tax increase
with no exemptions is the most equitable way of imposing an
increase and will generate more revenue to roll back water
rates. We will continue to work closely with City Hall and
the General Assembly on this critical issue.