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Beware of political rhetoric on the campaign trail
Tom Crawford
Now that the legislative session has ended, the candidates are fanning out across the state as they run for statewide office or for another term in the General Assembly. One phrase that you will hear over and over in this campaign season – believe me, you will hear it until you’re sick of hearing it – is that “Georgia has been rated the best state to do business in for five years in a row.” Gov. Nathan Deal inserts the phrase into every announcement out of the governor’s office of new industry relocating to the state. “For the fifth year in a row, Georgia has been named the No. 1 state in the nation in which to do business, highlighting the value of our business-friendly environment and the success of our economic development initiatives,” Deal said in a typical statement.