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Again, let he who is without sin, cast the first stone....
Let he who is without sin, cast the first stone....
Another bit of Scripture. "A voice crying in the wilderness....." We will NEVER get back to the original intent of the Constitution, especially with all these politicians trying to play Santa Clause.
According to the Supreme Court it is YOUR responsibility to guarantee the safety of you and your family, not the government's. The government's responsibility only goes to "society" as a whole. Therefore I do not understand this holding up of Public Safety as untouchable.
No what I am saying is that I know SPLOST can't be used to operate or maintain those vehicles--only purchase them. It can't be used for operating expenses of any kind so governments tend to purchase more than they can afford to pay with general tax revenues, ie operations and maintenance of parks and libraries built with SPLOST funds.
Therein lies the problem with SPLOST. It can be used to build and/or buy things that cost TONS of money to maintain through future years but can't be used to PAY the maintenance putting a huge burden on us taxpayers. The only way I'll support it is if it is used on transportation as the ongoing costs are peanuts compared to the initial construction.
SPLOST funds are not used to provide services, they are used to build facilities or purchase equipment. General tax revenues are used to provide the services. So, if SPLOST does not pass, it will simply mean no more police or emergency services will be constructed--unless taxes are increased to do so--but services will still be provided by general revenue. I'm not even sure if SPLOST can be used to buy vehicles, I know it can't be used to maintain them.
Rep. Pedro Marin would probably disagree as well.
Very cool! Ross Geese, though not common in Georgia, are certainly not rare. They are included with snow geese in harvest regulations which, for many folks in the midwest, are simply vermin with wings.
I'm all for it. The government does not need to be a collection agent for private businesses anyway. Let them do the billing and if folks don't pay, let them go after collecting it. Maybe by increasing costs to the government (citizens) they will decide, in this time of economic hardships, that it isn't worth the effort, eliminating these "fees" or making the responsibility to collect fall on who it should--the garbage companies or power companies. Using the threat of taking someone's property if they don't pay these is simply unethical--at least until they offer to do this for credit card companies, banks, grocery stores, etc.
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