TSPLOST is an investment

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The transportation special-purpose local option sales tax vote is a critical opportunity for the CSRA.

Quality transportation is important not just for our daily lives, but for our economic future as well. What would our city, state or even country look like if previous generations had not prepared for the future by building transportation infrastructure?

The TSPLOST is our chance to invest in our community for the future and for today. Without this new funding source, where will the funding come from for the important road projects in our area? With less state and federal money available, projects will be pushed back and, in some cases, maybe forever.

The funds created by the TSPLOST are spent right here – no funds redirected to Atlanta or Washington for projects elsewhere. We will get the direct benefit for our tax dollars.

We need to invest in our community to create economic activity and a better way of life for everyone. The TSPLOST lets us make that investment knowing what we are getting, and how long we are paying for it. This is the kind of investment we should be making.

Bob O’Neal

Augusta

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Riverman1
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Riverman1 07/28/12 - 07:19 am
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Why did this suddenly become

Why did this suddenly become the only way to fund roads? They're trying to tax us to death a penny at a time.

nevertoolate
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nevertoolate 07/28/12 - 07:44 am
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The funding is there...

...taxpayers are just tired of endlessly pouring more and more slop into the hog trough. It's time for our governments at every level to tighten their belts and cut out the fat. We the People are taxed to the breaking point and we CAN'T afford anymore! Inflation is outrageous, we have a whole slew of Obamatax getting ready to hit our pockets and the economy is still on it's knees. I went to Walmart and bought meat for a week, a few fresh veggies, some freezer bags, dog food, bread, a frozen lasagna and spent $299.94! NO STEAK! You people just don't have a clue, do you?

Conservative Man
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Conservative Man 07/28/12 - 07:56 am
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Investment vs. Tax

Liberals love to call it investment. Conservatives call it what it is...A Tax..

Carleton Duvall
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Carleton Duvall 07/28/12 - 12:50 pm
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Jane18
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Jane18 07/28/12 - 08:18 am
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Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 07/28/12 - 08:49 am
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Broken Window Fallacy

Bob O'Neal wrote:

We need to invest in our community to create economic activity and a better way of life for everyone.

Government's taking money from one person and transferring it to another does not create economic activity. It merely shifts economic activity from what the person really wished for to what the politicians and bureaucrats want, with a hefty cut going into their pockets along the way.

Insider Information
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Insider Information 07/28/12 - 08:53 am
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I wonder which construction

I wonder which construction company Mr. O'Neal works for.

Conservative Man
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Conservative Man 07/28/12 - 10:06 am
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Nailed it again!!

LL and dichotomy are right on as usual!!

avidreader
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avidreader 07/28/12 - 11:51 am
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No! No! No!

". . . lets us make that investment knowing what we are getting."

Once again, my cynical side has to protest. Simple history dictates that politicians, given discretionary funds, will not rise to the occasion. Can anyone of these politicos quarantee transparency? I think not! Would anyone in the political arena be willing to administer a day-by-day webpage, posting all expenditures? I think not! There is plenty of money floating around in the tax pool already. Cut fat, shift to a true business-for-profit model, and build a ton of bridges and roads -- without constantly taxing the citizens.

I'm sick and tired of "one more penny". When is enough enough?

sgmret
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sgmret 07/28/12 - 12:55 pm
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Vote No!

This is simple, just vote NO.

Sweet son
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Sweet son 07/28/12 - 02:15 pm
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AC TSPLOST Project List Database. NOOOOOOOOOOOO!

If you can stomach it, here is the link to the project list database as published in the AC. Many nit nothing projects which will just pee away a whole lot of money!

http://chronicle.augusta.com/data/tsplost_projects2?appSession=158203976...

Tots
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Tots 07/28/12 - 02:16 pm
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Vote NO!!

Then ask everybody you know to vote-NO....

wasted tax dollars
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wasted tax dollars 07/28/12 - 03:02 pm
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No to TSLOST

Just another tax that will mostly leave Richmond County. Taxation without representation that will never be removed. 7% sales tax is already too much.

dstewartsr
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dstewartsr 07/28/12 - 04:05 pm
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TSPLOST:

Thieving Sucker's Pennies - Loading Our Slop Trough!

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 07/28/12 - 05:11 pm
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Best description

I've heard yet, dstewartsr. Thumbs up!

nocnoc
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nocnoc 07/28/12 - 05:52 pm
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Another Day another TSPLOST story

every reason to vote no has been clearly presented here with every story written. Yet the Media Blitz continues.

Who is funding the stories?
Where is the money coming from for these planted stories.

It would not be from several Construction companies that stand to make millions that are working way to closely with politicians would it?

Again Vote NO!

BTW: Suggestion do a search on "TSPLOST" every day to find NEW articles that seem to be getting quickly pushed to deeper sections of the website.

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