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Old 02-10-2009, 04:35 PM
 
Location: (Metro Augusta) North Augusta, SC
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Will it be 40% Metro Atlanta. 40% Augusta, Columbus, Savannah, Macon. 20% Athens, Valdosta, Brunswick, Albany and the rest of GA.
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Old 02-10-2009, 07:09 PM
 
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Everyone knows that anything that comes to Ga stop in Atlanta...Growth, FED Money, Jobs, People and Etc. While the rest of Ga suffers and shares the crumbs.....
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Old 02-10-2009, 08:25 PM
 
Location: West Cobb County, GA (Atlanta metro)
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STAY ON TOPIC, PEOPLE.

The topic of this thread is "What city will get most money in Georgia from obama's bill." It is not a thread to toss out how much you love OR hate the President, how much you generally agree with him or not, or what you think about people who voted for him or not. There is a politics room down the hall. This isn't it. This is the Georgia room.

Repeat...topic...."What city will get most money in Georgia from obama's bill.".

Express your opinions on THAT. Blanket political statements will be deleted or the thread closed if folks can't stick to the topic of how this has an effect on Georgia cities.

Thank you.

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Old 02-11-2009, 02:42 PM
 
Location: Acworth
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Hopefuly none. They need to stop overspending and actually rely on and cherish their tax base. Not treat residents like expendable piggy banks.

I really hope not a cent comes through.
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Old 02-11-2009, 03:04 PM
 
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Agreed cityrover!
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Old 02-11-2009, 04:17 PM
 
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Let's see... more than 50% of the state's population resides in metro Atlanta... so it would be logical to assume a proportionate amount of the stimulus would be spent in that area. It would be smart if Georgia's second tier cities banded together to get an appropriate slice of the pie.. all of them have similar needs...law enforcement, public transit, infrasttructure. If they work together as a team, instead of working against one another, they would stand a much better chance in getting what they need out of the stimulus. Instead of asking for pork projects like Halls of fame and waterparks, stick to the basics.: infrastructure, police and fire personnel, public transportation, technical and job training, and housing.
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Old 02-12-2009, 07:44 AM
 
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I dont agree musket. Just because ATL has half the population doesn't mean the logical thing to do is give them half the money. Altanta need relief. The traffic coming in and out is choking the city. It needs breathing room and some to take the load off it back. I believe new interstates, hospitals, major airports and yes a little pork-like projects in the second-tier city would does georgia just right.
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Old 02-13-2009, 11:04 AM
 
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I dont agree musket. Just because ATL has half the population doesn't mean the logical thing to do is give them half the money. Altanta need relief. The traffic coming in and out is choking the city. It needs breathing room and some to take the load off it back. I believe new interstates, hospitals, major airports and yes a little pork-like projects in the second-tier city would does georgia just right.
I agree 100%.........
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Old 02-14-2009, 01:54 PM
 
Location: Marietta, GA
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Well, the question is more: What money is there in the bill and for whom? Population may not be the key to what parts of the state get the most money, and most of the money to the states is for social spending and not true stimulus. Medicaid, food stamps, unemployment and COBRA benefits, and education will go to the poorest areas in the Georgia with the most unemployment.

The real stimulus for highways and other construction will probably be split with projects that have been on the books but unfunded getting most of those dollars. I would guess that the Atlanta metro will get a good chunk of it, with projects like the toll HOV lanes on I-85 and I-75 getting built.
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Old 02-14-2009, 03:56 PM
 
Location: Prepperland
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Expanding Atlanta's highway system is the epitome of insanity, as was the bail out for "Big Auto."

The age of cheap and plentiful oil started to end in 1970s. We're importing 70% of our consumption. America has long past the point when she was "Queen of Oil".

What manner of lunatics think that robbing taxpayers will somehow fix this problem?

I would rather not be pessimistic, but I fear that robbing St. Peter, to pay St. Paul, and taking a cut in the process, is not an effective way to "stimulate" anything, except more theft-by-government.

On the other hand, if there was intelligent life in the government, and legislations, in particular, we might see advocacy for an expansion of alternative transportation systems not dependent upon fossil fuels. (Remember, asphalt pavement is dependent upon petroleum, too.)

In short, the future is electric rail, in all forms - urban, interurban, subway, heavy rail, funicular, and cable.

Before petroleum's rise, there were boats and railroads.
After petroleum's demise, there will be boats and electric railroads.
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