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Old 10-16-2015, 05:11 AM
 
Location: East of the Sun
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Augusta commissioners posting signs around their neighborhoods saying SPLOST 7 is good for Augusta. They already forced the storm water tax on us and now they want to extend the sales tax so they can have more money to spend on their pet projects. As one commish said recently, the other commissions had a big budget to play with so why not us.
Think before voting for the next SPLOST in November. It's just another tax that hits the poor the hardest as they eat out more often and many times live from hand to mouth. And already, our commishes are planing the next tax hike.
Don't support the current tax and spend government by giving them the sales tax extension they so desperately want.
We can enforce fiscal responsibility by clipping the tax and spend government's wings. Make them use the resources they already have but fail to manage properly.
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Old 10-16-2015, 06:09 AM
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Augusta commissioners posting signs around their neighborhoods saying SPLOST 7 is good for Augusta. They already forced the storm water tax on us and now they want to extend the sales tax so they can have more money to spend on their pet projects. As one commish said recently, the other commissions had a big budget to play with so why not us.
Think before voting for the next SPLOST in November. It's just another tax that hits the poor the hardest as they eat out more often and many times live from hand to mouth. And already, our commishes are planing the next tax hike.
Don't support the current tax and spend government by giving them the sales tax extension they so desperately want.
We can enforce fiscal responsibility by clipping the tax and spend government's wings. Make them use the resources they already have but fail to manage properly.
And do you have an extensive plan on where the funds will come from to take care of the projects that SPLOST would cover should SPLOST not pass?
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Old 10-16-2015, 08:50 AM
 
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You can just take them out of the commission travel budget.... you know...kinda like they were going to do with the "Beautification" funding
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Old 10-16-2015, 09:26 AM
 
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Worren that is true to a point that it impacts on the poor but the long term benefits of improvements to the roads outweigh that because better roads lower the cost for transporting goods and also encourage companies to move into an area.
Areas with poor roads though will have higher costs for transporting goods and businesses will leave areas that have roads in poor condition but if SPLOST or the idea of it is really making you this angry you could just move somewhere that does not have it.
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