Don’t you make my red state blue
It seems that everyday residents of red states aren’t the only ones fed up with people moving to our states from their failed progressive fantasylands and bringing those failed policies with them.
One Mississippi State Representative echoed the sentiments of many of us; while I live in Florida, not Mississippi, Florida is being inundated with blue staters fleeing the results of their policies . . . only to try to force them on us.
The Clarion-Ledger reports:
When Becky Guidry of Gulfport emailed freshman Rep. Karl Oliver, R-Winona, expressing her concerns about the tax breaks being considered by the Legislature, she was shocked by his response.
“It is irresponsible of our leadership to suggest eliminating income and corporate franchise taxes when: revenue projections are already down, budgets for various services are being cut across the board, funding for public education and other critical services such as child care, foster care and roads/bridges are underfunded,” Guidry wrote in an email she said she sent to most representatives. “… If and when this bill reaches the full House for a vote, again, I urge you to vote No.”
Cutting taxes in a red state!? Who ever heard of such a thing? Needless to say, Oliver had a fitting response:
The Clarion Ledger includes the email he sent Guidry:
I normally don’t return emails that do not request a response, but I found yours so intriguing I simply felt led to respond.
I see you are not a native to the Great State of Mississippi nor do you and I have similar political views. The people of our Great State overwhelmingly share my same or similar views on Government responsibility. I appreciate you going to the trouble to share yours with me, but quite frankly, and with all due respect, I could care less. I would, however, recommend that there are a rather large number of like minded citizens in Illinois that would love to see you return.
With warmest personal regards,
WJTV12 is calling the response “shocking” and quotes Guidry’s response:
“It seems that I don’t count since I was not born and bred here,” she said in her Facebook post about the email exchange. “Guy’s family has called Mississippi home for at least five generations. For what it’s worth this is my home now and as long as we live here I will keep fighting for my family’s future here.”
I don’t find his response “shocking”; instead, I find it refreshing and hope more red state elected officials follow suit should they be urged to do something that is not only in opposition to their own ideology and political beliefs but is also contrary to those of the majority of their constituents.
[Featured image via Karl Oliver’s State Rep web page]