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Letter to the editor
Initiative for jobs makes good sense
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Forsyth County News
It is certainly encouraging, when you learn that Tom Graves, a Georgia state representative from the 9th District, is fighting back as it pertains to our Federal Government’s over spending; desired tax increases for just about every working American and all their bailouts. Rep. Graves is proving common sense conservative leadership, by introducing his Jobs Act of 2010.

I agree with Rep. Graves, that the greatest stimulus for a thriving economy comes from an economic environment that encourages opportunity, productivity and innovation.

The hard-working people of Georgia — not big government — are the key to economic prosperity. This legislation is designed to stimulate the state’s economy by providing tax credits, cuts and incentives to create, expand and attract new businesses in Georgia.
All legislators need to take into account that state revenues mainly come from two areas; income taxes and sales taxes. If people aren’t working, they aren’t paying taxes and state revenues continue to decline. Rep. Graves’ proposal provides private businesses incentives to hire somebody who is unemployed and then reward them with a tax break. This puts Georgians back to work, generating state revenues and increasing personal spending in the market place. Unemployment benefits are draining our state revenues. Of course businesses will only receive the tax breaks after creating a job and once the job is created, people will begin spending, resulting in demands for goods. State revenues will grow during this time because somebody is employed.

This is the right kind of stimulus, so we all need to encourage Georgia’s other elected officials to support Rep. Graves in the Jobs, Opportunity, and Business Success Act of 2010 (JOBS Act of 2010).

Gayle Troyer