Below the one-minute-28-second video is a partial transcript.
KENNY B: What’s the make-up of Better Georgia? Does it tend to lean toward the left, Democrat, or more to the right, Republican?
BRYAN: Kenny, you must know it’s a frustrating topic to label yourself on one side or the other. But I will say that we are progressive, and we care about progressive issues.
KENNY B: Is progressive a code word for Democrat or liberal?
BRYAN: Some conservatives love to say that progressive is liberal. But progressive is being just a little bit better than where we are today. Better Georgia is an organization that wants to see the state improve — wants the state to be in a position where we’re leading the South again, leading the nation again. It is not a left-coast liberal organization. It’s not a New York liberal organization. We care about better schools and better jobs. We want to create a business environment — a better business environment. So we care very much about small business owners in Georgia.
But we don’t think that a race to the bottom of lowest taxes is the way to get the best jobs. Georgia is very proud of the fact that we have a low tax rate. Gov. Deal has on his website now, we’re in the bottom third in the nation. So we’re winning that war to lower taxes but we’re still struggling. We have 500,000 people out of a job right now.
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