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Old 06-02-2010, 04:42 PM
 
Location: ATL
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If you live in the METRO Atlanta region you will have a chance to vote on a 1 cent sales tax in 2012 for transportation. Will you vote for this? Yes, No, Why?
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Old 06-02-2010, 04:51 PM
 
Location: MMU->ABE->ATL->ASH
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NO, I like my pennies in my pocket, Plus when I moved here i look at where work was and pick my home so i would not have to commute accross the region to get to it.
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Old 06-02-2010, 05:11 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Buckhead
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Im DEF gonna vote in favor of it! Im a college student that uses Marta everyday, have no problems with it. Plus, I get tired of seeing the Metro area gripped in mass traffic everyday. Not to mention the companies that will once again consider relocating down here. GA could use the jobs.
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Old 06-02-2010, 05:27 PM
 
Location: midtown mile area, Atlanta GA
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As long as the counties taxed include Cobb , Gwinnett , and CLayton, not just Dekalb and Fulton.
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Old 06-02-2010, 05:33 PM
 
Location: Midtown, Atlanta
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Hell yeah bring it on!! Take my pennies and get this metro moving!!
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Old 06-02-2010, 05:34 PM
 
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What midtown mile girl said.
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Old 06-02-2010, 05:44 PM
 
Location: Marietta, GA
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Only if a clear plan was placed before the voters before the vote and it makes sense to me. I will not vote for some "plan to be named later" or other non-specific "give me a penny per dollar and I'll do something unknown with it" plan.
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Old 06-02-2010, 05:59 PM
 
Location: Ola, Georgia
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More taxes isn't the answer to anything...
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Old 06-02-2010, 06:02 PM
 
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The plan has not been released yet. I imagine most people want to see what projects it will pay for. But I will be inclined to vote for it, especially if it is not 100% for roads.
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Old 06-02-2010, 06:32 PM
 
Location: Marietta, GA
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The plan has not been released yet. I imagine most people want to see what projects it will pay for. But I will be inclined to vote for it, especially if it is not 100% for roads.
I will be inclined to vote for it, if the plan is provided before the vote, and if the projects are a balance and provide all the people paying the tax with benefit. I agree it shouldn't be all roads, but the biggest problems are traffic related. Extending MARTA to Cobb or Gwinnett won't solve the backups on I-285 or many of the other roads. If extending MARTA a few more miles from downtown is the sum total of the projects, then I'm voting no.
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