Conservatives have power when they come together to fight “awakened” businesses, radio host Erick Erickson said on Tuesday in the wake of the progressive backlash against Georgia’s electoral reform bill.
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ERICK ERICKSON: I’m not really surprised. They already have. In fact, Georgia, in the past, for example, the ban on fetal heartbeats, they have spoken out about it. The law on the restoration of religious freedom. 33 states have the Restoration of Religious Freedom Act. Delta, Home Depot and Coke have been the biggest opponents of the passage of religious freedom protection in Georgia. So I’m not surprised they left on this one.
I am surprised that Republicans continue to give them special tax breaks. Delta, for example, has a fuel tax cut in Georgia that no one else gets. I don’t know why Republicans want to continue giving special tax breaks to companies looking to get them and to Conservatives.
I think you need to have united voices across the conservative movement, from fiscal conservatives to social conservatives to libertarians. All come together, recognizing that this is an existential threat to conservative groups, to the Heritage Foundation, to the AEI, to the Club for Growth, not to say, even to conservative social groups like Focus on the Family and Family Research Council. It’s time to make some reasonable appeals that their members start to object to some of this stuff. An easy way to do that is to start pushing Republican governors to stop giving special interest tax breaks to businesses. Awakened corporations need to understand that if you wake up, we’re going to bankrupt you by taking away your tax incentives.
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