(TheRedAlertNews.com) – In a decisive move to help his state’s residents cope with President Joe Biden’s abysmal economic performance, Georgia’s GOP Governor Brian Kemp has declared a state of emergency and has suspended state taxes on gasoline and diesel fuel.
A statement from Kemp’s office released Tuesday indicates the governor decided to provide relief to Georgia’s households because of “the 40-year-high inflation and negative economic conditions… [due to] policies coming out of Washington, D.C.
The Georgia administration suspended the state’s excise tax on gasoline as of midnight EST on Wednesday, September 13, a measure that will stay in effect till October 12, 2023.
“From runaway federal spending to policies that hamstring domestic energy production, all Bidenomics has done is take more money out of the pockets of the middle class,” the governor declared.
“While high prices continue to hit family budgets, hardworking Georgians deserve real relief and that’s why I signed an executive order today to deliver it directly to them at the pump. Working with partners in the General Assembly, we’ll continue to help Georgians weather the economic headwinds caused by this president, his administration, and their allies in Congress,” Kemp elaborated.
His statement cited data from Moody’s Analytics showing in 2023, Americans are spending $709 more monthly than they did in 2021 and $202 more than in 2022.
The average price of a gallon of gas in Georgia now stands at $3.57, compared with $3.24 a year ago.
The Georgia governor’s office stressed the relief measure would save the state’s residents 31.2 cents per gallon of gasoline and 35 cents per gallon of diesel fuel.
Kemp already resorted to suspending the state excise tax on fuel between March and December 2022, at the height of “Bidenflation,” which resulted in a combined total savings of $1.7 billion at the pump, according to his administration.
“I applaud Governor Kemp’s suspension of motor fuel taxes to keep our people and our economy moving despite Washington’s inaction on rising fuel prices,” commented Georgia’s Republican House Speaker Jon Burns in a statement.
“Georgia’s success story is no accident – it is the result of conservative policies enacted to keep Georgia the nation’s best state for business,” Burns added.
Kemp’s office said suspending the state fuel tax was possible due to “the hard work and conservative budgeting” of the governor and the state legislature.
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