Three Strikes for Doug Collins
Last Thursday, Martha went toe-to-toe with trial lawyer Doug Collins at a Political Forum hosted by the Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce.
With reckless spending polling as a top issue in Georgia’s 9th Congressional District, Martha Zoller asked Collins about his vote on HB903, a piece of legislation that extended the hotel/motel tax in Atlanta for 30 years, and serves as a funding mechanism for the Atlanta Falcon’s new billion dollar stadium.
As you can expect, Doug Collins responded like a typical establishment politician and tried to mumble his way through a bunch of technicalities, excuses, and half-truths. You don’t have to look too hard to find out that Doug Collins is wrong. He folds under the pressure and then blames everyone else. Collins is more interested in bowing down to the political elite than standing up for the taxpayers.
On April 14, 2010, right after the vote, Jim Galloway from the Atlanta Journal Constitution penned this:
“Roughly a third of the cost – $300 million is the figure in current usage – is likely to be borne by those who check into Fulton County hotels and motels, via a 7 percent surcharge on their room bills.
Surprised that the self-proclaimed “consistent conservative” Doug Collins voted for more taxes and more spending? Me neither. With his votes on the hospital “bed tax”, T-SPLOST, and Atlanta’s hotel/motel tax, this is three strikes for Doug Collins. Now it’s up to you to forward this e-mail to your family and friends to make sure that Collins strikes out at the ballot box on July 31.