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Whereas, the people of the State of Georgia are paying a tremendous Federal income tax, and
Whereas, the Federal Government has paid to the State of Georgia and to the people of the State of Georgia through Federal aid a smaller sum than has been paid in by and through Federal taxes, and,
Whereas, these sums have been termed free and have been called free Federal aid and have been held out to the people of the State of Georgia as being without cost to them, and
Whereas, the Federal Government has insisted that they can do a better job for the people of the State of Georgia than the State and counties of the State of Georgia can do, and
Whereas, the other 47 States of the United States are in the same position as the State of Georgia and the people of the other 47 States are in the same position as the people of the State of Georgia with regard to Federal aid,
Now, therefore, be it resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring, that the Committee on Interstate Cooperation being composed of members of this body, be hereby authorized to effect closer cooperation between the State of Georgia and the other 47 States in curtailing Federal aid, in each of the 48 States of these United States and that they endeavor to obtain from the other 47 States necessary cooperation to put the Federal Government on notice that each of the 48 States feel that they can accomplish the same results as the Federal Government accomplishes by the greater part of the Federal aid now given to the States by and through their own agencies, with less cost to the tax payers, and the consequent reduction in Federal taxes.
Be it further resolved, that a copy of this resolution be spread upon the minutes of this body and further that a copy of this resolution be sent to the United States Congress.
Approved February 15, 1952.
Source: Ga. Laws 1952, pp. 623--624.
(c) Carl Vinson Institute of Government, The University of Georgia
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