1/29: Georgia’s voyage to brighter days

The AJC Editorial Board

In his State of the State address, Gov. Nathan Deal looked to the heavens and the travels of legendary explorers to describe Georgia’s voyage through the darkness of the Great Recession and toward brighter days ahead.

It’s an apt metaphor, for the stars can guide us even today. First, it helps to see that there are rising stars, falling stars and all the rest.

Which will Georgia be in 2012 and beyond? Read what the AJC Editorial Board has to say, along with commentary by Gov. Nathan Deal and Mike Berlon, chairman of the Democratic Party of Georgia.

Then, tell us what you think.

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Ben The Independent

January 30th, 2012
10:24 am

Vuduchld; You sound like a northerner who benefits from Jawja advantages while knocking the state you moved to. I hear that tone from my yankee friends frequently. I’d make bets you are from the Northeast?? We still welcome ya..


January 29th, 2012
10:42 pm

Taxes will go higher which will make Georgia government larger.

More citizens will discover it is easier to pull out of the trough than it is to put into the trough.

And,,,,,you tell me it’s going to get brighter?


January 29th, 2012
6:03 pm

The Regional Plan for Transportation is one of the culprits why our Government has gone astray. That Plan is not the right one. When the Legislature gets to messing around with stuff it just gets worse. The bottom line is that the Legislature, & Governor are trying to pass their responsibility off on someone else. No Ethics reform, No Transportation Plan, and Only a plan to set on their hands, while Ga sinks further to the bottom of any list.


January 29th, 2012
11:48 am

Georgia is stupid until you compare it to California, New York, Illinois or any number of other states who have spent themselves into a giant hole. I will stay here, thank you, where taxes are reasonable and the government generally respects the right of the people to live their lives without interference of the government.


January 29th, 2012
10:19 am

Jawja will still continue to be the state it is today. Why? Because it’s leaders and people are some of the most cluless, dumbest morons inhabiting planet earth. There are reasons why your state is in the position it is in, you keep electing the same dingbats to office. Me, I could care less what you idiots do, I left long ago and laugh at just how irrelevent you have become.