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Kevin Palmer

Campaigning to line their pocket

By Kevin Palmer

There is not a dime worth of difference between Georgia gubernatorial candidates Republican Brian Kemp and Democrat Stacey Abrams when it comes to having a plan to close the widening income inequality gap.

According to a July 19, 2018 Economic Policy Institute report, The new gilded age, in Georgia,  “The top 1% make 22.6 times more than the bottom 99%. The average annual in-come of the top 1% is $995,576. A per-son must make $371,811 to be in the top 1%. The average annual income of the bottom 99% is $44,147

According to, Brian Kemp has a net worth of $5.2 million. Obviously, he is in the top 1%. Kemp plans to stay in the top 1% along with his wealthy constituents. Stacey Abrams  has a net worth of $108,885 and is in the bottom 99%. Hemorrhaging with debt, she owes the IRS $54,052 in back taxes, $96,512 in student loans, and $75,000 in credit card debt. Win or lose, Abrams plans not to stay in the bottom 99%. She is ripe to be tempted by wealthy donors seeking influence. Later she could parlay her name recognition into a lucrative book deal and speaking engagements elevating her to top 1% status.

Therefore, if elected, Kemp will be the typical rich politician promoting the cold-hearted trickle-down economics nonsense of conservative Republicans. If elected, Abrams will be the token first Black female governor, white controlled to further undermine Blacks while promoting the interests of business, whites, Hispanics, and the LGBTQ community.


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