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Old 11-29-2007, 06:43 PM
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I no one place it's not going to, and that is fixin the roads that need it. Instead they fix the roads that don't need it. Welcome to Georgia, the state of pot holes, bottomless pits, car lots and banks. The rich keep getting richer and the poor keeps getting poorer. So if you like pot holes, car lots and banks, then this is the state for you. And I live in Georgia!
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Old 11-29-2007, 06:51 PM
Location: Triangle, North Carolina
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I lived in Texas for several years prior to relocating to GA a few years ago. When I moved to GA my daughter was WELL ahead of her class in GA. She has since found little challenge in school. I have to challenge her at home to encourage her to maintain an interest in her education.

The state of Texas does NOT assess state employment tax. The state of Texas DOES incur taxes on NON-grocery items, but does NOT incur taxes on "grocery" items. It is appalling to me that the state of Georgia has a less advanced educational system and yet claims to utilize state taxes obtained from grocery and state income taxes for educational expenses.

I'm not certain how tax funds are being utilized in the state of GA, but would be interested in comparing the difference of funds utilization between the two states. While I, as a parent, take a personal interest in my child's education, I am also concerned about the educational system nationwide. If anyone has a link that can tell me how our tax money is being used in the state of GA, I would be greatly appreciative.
The State of Georgia does not tax grocery food items, the tax placed on food is from each individual county and the SPLOST funds, which mostly goes for infrastructure. Education is based through income tax GA is 6% over 17k and of course local property taxes, which the vast majority goes to education.

The educational problem is not so much the state of Georgia but the end result nationwide when "Government Control" takes over a system. Before government intervention we had reading, writing, science, and mathmatics. Today, our government school system is more revisionist history, Heather has two mommies, and math, well whatever the child feels it should be as long as he or she "feels" good. This is why so many children complete High School and cannot even read their diploma.
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