TSPLOST is here to stay

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If the state of Georgia had placed the gasoline tax in a special fund and spent it only on transportation, we would not need the 1-cent transportation special-purpose local option sales tax.

The state puts all the funds into one account and uses it as the legislators see fit. Once this tax gets into place, it will never stop. Fifty years from now, the 1-cent tax will still be on the taxpayers. Washington Road would be four-laned from Evans to Pollards Corner by now if the county commissioners and the Georgia Department of Transportation could have gotten their act together.

Politics – this is what will happen to the 1-cent tax. Vote against the TSPLOST.

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Riverman1
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Riverman1 07/29/12 - 08:29 am
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If you look up the first time

If you look up the first time a penny was added to the sales tax for counties, it was stated it would be a temporary tax to fund certain projects. That was over a decade ago and it's going to be three cents now if this passes.

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dichotomy 07/29/12 - 09:49 am
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Tax tax tax. Let me count the

Tax tax tax. Let me count the ways. STATE INCOME TAX, STATE SALES TAX, STATE GASOLINE TAX, LOCAL OPTION SALES TAX, AD VALOREM TAX, COUNTY PROPERTY TAX, GARBAGE FEE (TAX), FIRE TAX, THE LET'S BUILD PAUL A TEE CENTER SPLOST TAX, THE LET'S BUILD SOME SHINY NEW SCHOOLS SPLOST TAX. And now the HOW STUPID ARE YOU TSPLOST TAX.

We already pay plenty of "dedicated" transportation tax. What have you politicians done with our money? Political payoffs with bloated overpriced road construction contracts have anything to do with our problem???

Wake up people. You've got ALL federal income tax rates going up in January. You've got ALL of the increased cost of healthcare because of Obamacare plus Obamacare TAXes and PENALTIES coming between now and 2014 and growing each year thereafter.

We have got to send a message to the politicians that dole out our money at all levels of government and TSPLOST is the place to start. VOTE NO NO NO on TSPLOST. We did not send these people to Atlanta to raise our taxes. We sent them there to CUT SPENDING, GUT unnecessary agencies and reallocate those monies to the PRIMARY functions of government like BUILDING ROADS AND BRIDGES. And STOP spending all of our GAS TAX money in Metro Atlanta.

Vote NO on TSPLOST.

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