Sunday, March 24, 2013
Jason Pfeifle, a field organizer with Georgia Fair Share, submitted a letter to Patch concerning Rep. Rob Woodall and health care.
On Thursday, Representative Rob Woodall voted in favor of the Ryan budget, thereby making it clear who he thinks should bear the burden of deficit reduction. In his view, it should be working and middle class Georgians, rather than the large multi-billion dollar companies that avoid paying their fair share. In a nutshell, the Ryan plan balances the budget by gutting safety net programs like Medicaid and SNAP, turning Medicare into a voucher system, cutting Pell grants, repealing important parts of the Affordable Care Act, and cutting other vital programs. If these cuts were actually implemented, it would be disastrous for the working families who rely upon these programs. People in working households would lose healthcare coverage, low-…
Sunday, February 17, 2013
This letter to the editor was submitted by Jason Pfeifle, field organizer with Georgia Fair Share.
Sunday, February 17
As reported recently, Georgia Gwinnett College is facing a budget cut of $2.7 million, a cut that could lead to more furlough days for faculty and staff, reduced library hours for students, and a hiring freeze. At a time when Georgia Gwinnett College is growing and expanding, this proposed cut would be a huge blow to its ability to provide the kind of education that these college students deserve. There is a relatively simple solution to this problem. If we close the corporate tax loopholes that allow highly profitable corporations to avoid paying their fair share, we could generate the kind of revenue it would take to avert these proposed cuts. The state of Georgia loses approximately $569 million each year because corporations …
Friday, January 4, 2013
Jason Pfeifle, field organizer for Georgia Fair Share, responds to Rep. Rob Woodall's statement on the fiscal cliff deal.
Friday, January 4
From Snellville Patch (Editor's note: The following is a letter to the editor sent by Jason Pfeifle, field organizer for Georgia Fair Share.) Congress, without the help of Representative Rob Woodall, finally came together to protect the middle class. On Tuesday, Congress passed a bipartisan compromise that extends much needed tax cuts for middle class Georgians and local small businesses. Unfortunately, Representative Rob Woodall, who represents a large number of local Georgians, voted, in effect, for a $2,200 tax hike on middle class families in the midst of a slow economic recovery. By taking money out of the pockets of middle class families, this kind of tax increase would have threatened to derail the progress our state has made since…