TSPLOST not just a penny

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Here is what the mayor of Dalton, Ga., says about the transportation special-purpose local option sales tax:

“If this tax passes in all the regions, it will immediately take $1.5 billion out of the struggling Georgia economy. Georgia is ranked 49th in per-capita income growth in this century. Twenty percent of Georgians have lost 25 percent or more of their income since 2008. Our population is ranked the most economically stressed in the U.S. Most of the job growth since 2009 has been in low-wage jobs. While 3 percent of Georgians were earning minimum wage in 2009, now 10 percent of Georgians are earning minimum wage, twice the national average.”

Proponents say “it is only a penny.” But with drought raising grocery prices, you will pay more at the supermarket.

This is a great bonanza for Georgia state government and road construction firms, but it is not for the consumer – and me. Where are our conservative Republicans whom I elected to office? Who will guarantee the TSPLOST is temporary?

I vote “no” on the TSPLOST.

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nofanofobama 07/30/12 - 01:57 pm
7percent sales tax raised to

7percent sales tax raised to 8 percent sales tax is a 12 percent tax increase***a penney here and a penny there adds up to real money. enough is enough...if they wisely use and are a good steward of the money we taxpayers give them already.. like knock out waste ,duplication and fraud and i bet there is enough money

Riverman1 07/30/12 - 05:04 pm
Here is a point. You can't

Here is a point. You can't even do this T-SPLOST county by county. A sales tax is unfair to the small counties because they usually spend money in the larger counties. The best thing is to let all counties fund their highways by direct taxes. Their roads are fewer and the state funds the main state roads. A sales tax dampens the economy in an area. A thriving economy produces more tax revenue.

Tax No More
Tax No More 07/30/12 - 08:12 pm
It Is Just a Penny

On a $30,000 automobile it is 30,000 pennies not just a penny.

cheapster505 08/10/12 - 10:42 pm

1st 5000$ is exempt even tho who will use the roads Cars trucks buses motorcycles but take public trans to the store and YOUR not exempt

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