The latest unemployment numbers for Georgia are bleak. According to this report there are nearly 300,000 people unemployed in the metro Atlanta area alone. That leaves alot of people using the safety nets that they used to hold up for others.
I wish the economy would turn around tomorrow but the truth is that the state of Georgia is facing a 2.4 billion dollar budget deficit and the economy is much more likely to get worse before it gets better. The truth may not be pretty but we have to accept it and act accordingly.
The good news is that the state of Georgia is in far better shape than states like California, New York and Michigan. If we get our house in order now, Georgia will prosper as companies flee those bastions of tax and spend politics.