Richmond shows TSPLOST support

Tuesday, July 31, 2012 10:05 PM
Last updated Wednesday, Aug 1, 2012 1:34 AM
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With more than 50 percent of precincts reporting, 60 percent of Richmond County voters favored a one-cent sales tax to fund transportation. In Columbia County, that number was 42 percent as of 9:45 p.m.

A 13-county region voted on the TSPLOST referendum. With final reports from Jenkins, Taliaferro and Wilkes counties, 34,335 votes were in favor of the tax and 28,187 opposed it.

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Tots
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Tots 07/31/12 - 10:08 pm
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oh,

Crapola....

dichotomy
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dichotomy 07/31/12 - 10:37 pm
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Oh yeh, that will help.

Kind of indicates why there are so many poor people in RC. They keep falling for these SPLOST things like they think it is free stuff or something.

I hate to tell folks this but raising sales taxes does NOT make RC more attractive to tourists OR prospective residents.

Tots
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Tots 07/31/12 - 10:47 pm
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SPLOST,

Not all of us are poor and stupid in RC.....LOL!!!

star
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star 08/01/12 - 10:31 pm
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Sad

Sad. sad - wait 'til it hits your pocketbook!

crackertroy
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crackertroy 07/31/12 - 11:05 pm
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dichotomy couldn't agree more
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Hope nobody plans to buy a car in the next few years or however long this SPLOST is supposed to last.

Insider Information
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Insider Information 07/31/12 - 11:19 pm
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Most regions in the state

Most regions in the state defeated the TSPLOST by HUGE margins, but here in good 'ole Augusta we actually approve it.

If you need an analogy... Everyone else is running out of the burning building, but we're running right on in, pulling out the marshmallows and taking a few sleeping pills.

crackertroy
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crackertroy 07/31/12 - 11:27 pm
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???
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TAX US PLEASE! TAX US! THE ECONOMY IS GREAT! TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION! TAX! TAX! TAX! WE HEART TAXES! WHERE CAN WE GET US SOME MORE OF THAT TAX? WE GOT SO MUCH MONEY IN RICHMOND COUNTY! TAKE IT PLEASE! TAX! TAX! TAX!

Dixieman
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Dixieman 07/31/12 - 11:48 pm
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Not sure

Since TSPLOST lost in 9 of the 12 districts, does it go away entirely? Or does it take effect in stupid districts, like ours, that voted to approve it? Can't seem to find a firm answer anywhere.

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 07/31/12 - 11:46 pm
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What do you expect from a

What do you expect from a bunch of people who gave 34% support to Rountree?

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 07/31/12 - 11:50 pm
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Crackertoy, the legislature

Crackertoy, the legislature has already taken care of you on the car issue. They get 6.5% up front on the sale instead of annual ad valorem. Not too bad, but they also get it on private sales of vehicles. This is effective 3-15-2013.

countyman
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countyman 08/01/12 - 12:21 am
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I'm pretty sure the people

I'm pretty sure the people who voted for TSPLOT own a car... This is Augusta were the public transit needs to be expanded(until 12 am-1am, number of buses, additional routes), and we don't even have any rail yet...

Companies do tend to look at which cities provide the best local infrastructure.... While the state finally seems to have the funding for the Mike Padgett/Hwy 56 project... The widening of Wrightboro rd(I-520 to Jimmie Dyess) Windsor Spring(Tobacco rd in South Augusta to Hwy 88 in Hephzibah), and Marks Church rd(Wrightsboro to Wheeler) would have taken forever to start....

The Atlanta region would have voted for it, but it didn't include many rail projects. The Atlanta metro area is far behind building additional roads or widening them to help ease the traffic.

jack234
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jack234 08/01/12 - 07:13 am
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I don't understand the tea

I don't understand the tea party opposition to the tax. I thought they were complaining that everyone didn't pay their share of taxes. This way everyone pays who buys.

crackertroy
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crackertroy 08/01/12 - 08:39 am
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jack 234
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I think the tea party opposes this because the tea party primarily wants to do away with the income tax. t-splost is a tax in addition to the income tax. Tea partiers would be happy if sales tax were increased and income and property taxes decreased or eliminated.

kzh
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kzh 08/01/12 - 08:50 am
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Bus Money

Countyman, I don't think that any of this money is going to pay for buses. You can check out the full list of what this money will be spent on.

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