The Georgia governor candidate, Stacey Abrams, told a group she was speaking to that Georgia is the worst state to live in. This comes from a woman who was hopelessly in debt just a few years ago and is worth $3 million today with two houses in Georgia. Life has been so tough for her. I would suggest that she move to a better state immediately.
“I’m running for governor because I know that we have to have a conversation about who we are in this state and what we want for each other and from each other.”
“I am tired of hearing about how we’re the best state in the country to do business when we are the worst state in the country to live.”
“Let me contextualize. When you’re number 48 for mental health, when we’re number 1 for maternal mortality, when you have an incarceration rate that’s on the rise and wages that are on the decline, then you are not the number 1 place to live. Georgia is capable of greatness, but we need greatness to be in our governor’s office. We need someone who actually believes in bringing all of us in there together.”
Abrams’ figures could be correct, but how much of that is primarily from Atlanta? A suburb of Atlanta is Buckhead. They are underrepresented by police and overrepresented by crime. Buckhead is an influential suburb and at the present time, they are trying to secede from Atlanta. They feel they are better off separated from Atlanta and paying their taxes just to Buckhead which would allow them to hire their own police force.
And in the second place, does anyone really believe that Abrams can run the state of Georgia? Would she use the governorship to enrich herself like she did when she was in the legislature? What are the accomplishments that make her feel like she can run the state? or would she just bring her liberal ideology about reducing crime by defunding the police? Liberal policies are no answer at all. We’ve seen what Democratic rule has done to our big cities. Is that what the voters of Georgia want? I don’t think so.