DOT budgets are sufficient

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There has been much advertising, telephoning and editorial comment about the proposed 1 percent transportation special-purpose local option sales tax. This is exactly what it is – a tax. We already are taxed enough.

The Georgia Department of Transportation already has budgets adequate to cover maintenance and new construction. This would be sufficient if the powers-that-be would be more frugal and spend money wisely.

As I travel around and observe the various crews at work on the roads, I notice that there are so many people standing around doing nothing. If I had a construction crew, they would be performing their assigned jobs or they would be walking the streets.

I say vote “no” to the proposed additional sales tax!

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augusta citizen
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augusta citizen 07/25/12 - 06:51 am
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NO

Vote NO

dichotomy
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dichotomy 07/25/12 - 10:47 am
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Read the last 4 state

Read the last 4 state auditors' reports about the finanacial mismanagement of projects at the GA DOT. And we all know that OUR road projects are not being funded because they spend all of the GAS TAX money in the METRO ATLANTA area with bloated political payback contracts on the "family and friends" program.

Is anything being done to clean up the DOT and their contracting process. NO !!!! Instead of doing their jobs, the politicians have dreamed up TSPLOST to give the DOT a PASS while making the citizens PAY TWICE for their road repairs. No sir, we can't have anything interfering with their STATE GASOLINE TAX slush fund. The state gasoline tax money....no that's THIER money. IF you want your roads fixed you have to PAY AGAIN.

Quit slopping the hogs folks. Vote NO on TSPLOST and all other xSPLOSTs proposals and renewals. ALL of these SPLOSTs are for things we have already paid for once or for things that taxpayers should not be funding in the first place. They just abused and wasted the money we gave them the first time and, like the little piggy addicts that they are, they keep coming back to the slop trough grunting "MORE".

You've got a federal income tax increase coming in January 2013 and Obamacare TAXES, PENALTIES, and extremely higher medical insurance costs coming in 2014. Not to mention higher food costs caused by the drought and by the FED printing worthless dollars. BETTER SAVE YOUR "PENNIES".

Tell the politicans to go back to Atlanta and clean up the GA DOT and it's contracting procedures.

Vote NO on TSPLOST.

willie7
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willie7 07/25/12 - 11:13 am
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Vote No for T-SPLOST
Unpublished

I Have voted No already for T-SPLOST and asked my friends to do like- wise.

avidreader
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avidreader 07/25/12 - 11:18 am
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No! No! No!

My mantra has taken on a life of its own. Vote No!

DMPerryJr
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DMPerryJr 07/25/12 - 02:36 pm
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It's Real Simple

Just say no to higher taxes. It really doesn't need any elaboration whatsoever.

Politicians and their cronies are, by and large, crooks who already have (mostly) unfettered access to your checkbook. The last thing you ever want to do is to WILLINGLY give them more money that they will use to enrich only themselves and their partners in crime.

Tell these folks to use the money that they already have to improve the transportation issues.

dstewartsr
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dstewartsr 07/25/12 - 05:03 pm
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TSPLOST

Total Scam, Pure Lies Over Screwing Taxpayers

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