Friday, May 5, 2006

Perdue Thinks Georgians Are Stupid

Here's a must-read in today's Macon Telegraph:

Perdue, legislators assume voters can be easily fooled

Much of what the Georgia General Assembly and Gov. Sonny Perdue hold up as examples of responsible legislation this session are actually measures pushed through based on the assumption that voters aren't smart enough to realize that what sounds good may not be. Four examples of new laws that almost certainly will adversely affect the public were based on soundbite concepts intended to woo a naive public. They mandate more money for Georgia's classrooms, a reduction in classroom size and a teacher pay raise. The fourth is a beefed-up, get-tough law requiring stiffer prison sentences and residential requirements for registered sexual offenders.

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