What does it say that most of the 10 poorest states are Republican?
It says what they are doing is not working. We need to focus on economic development, job creation, and a true investment in our public education system.
Middle-income workers are increasingly being pushed into lower-wage jobs. Many of them displace less-skilled, lower-income workers, who then become unemployed or are forced to work fewer hours. Georgia’s attractive tax code and advantages to businesses needs to be promoted, but these businesses will not come here if we do not invest in our schools to produce competitive and skilled workers.
My background as an attorney and business owner has taught me that job creation will revive our nation, restore the disappearing middle class, and propel us toward a future in which the American Dream is once again within everyone’s reach.