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Seriously agneskravitz? Crackpot idea? At least with the fair tax, everyone would be paying tax and you wouldn't have a state income tax. Where did you come up with medical bills? Last time I checked, I didn't pay sales tax on my emergency room visit. Try researching the fair tax before you shut the door on a new idea.
So this should mean the BOE doesn't need as much of my tax dollar since the number of students actually attending the schools will go down? Right? Will the school tax go up to pay for this online curriculum? Don't believe it...online schools deprive kids of the social skills they develop interacting with other students in schools. And do you really think they won't just use the internet to get answers instead of actually doing the work?
Just a little confused....if the county doesn't have as much area to serve (911, police,etc) then shouldn't it cost us less to maintain what we have? Math anyone? If I own 100 acres, my property tax will be higher than if I own 1 acre. Since the county doesn't patrol the cities or respond to 911 in most cities, shouldn't it cost us less? Oh wait, we still to pay for the police that don't patrol the cities anymore, right? And how exactly are water and sewer rates going up as a result of losing the city lawsuit? Don't they still need water and sewer service? Trash rates go up because cities get to chose their trash service, so we carry the load instead of cutting costs? Gee thanks.
I just wish we could vote on the individual projects instead of a lump sum vote. There are projects on the list that will not help anyone except property owners (Beltline anyone?). How will improving roads at the port in Savannah help traffic in Atlanta? How will a trolley that goes half a mile help traffic? I vote NO. While wideing 20 in Gwinnett County would seriously help traffic, Atlanta projects that "create jobs" do not. And don't let the ads fool you...yeah, this tax will create jobs, but not for 10 years.
And guess who gets to fit the bill for this new fueling station? Bet my right arm the citizens of Gwinnett County will pay for it. The BOC will find some excuse to raise the fee to help offset this boondoggle. Great for the environment, horrible on taxpayers.
The Commission knew they were going to lose the Service dispute 2 years ago, so it isn't a surprise. They weren't caught unaware that it would cost them, so the lie about not planning the budget around it won't stick. So go ahead and use the excuse of the service dispute (which you could have settled years ago) to raise our taxes again. I still haven't forgotten the increase every year. Use the increase to cover another lawsuit over bad land deals, please.
I find it interesting that this "historic" barn was owned by a family that is tied to the Nash family...wonder if the County looked at any other "historic" barns in the county or is it yet again another example of the buddy system that we saw with Bannister.
Bad idea. Putting the fox in charge of the hen house. Now we get to see friends of friends get contracts to spend taxpayer money.
All the Federal government did was ensure that religious institutions are not discriminated against, that they are treated the same in zoning issues as all other organizations. When a local government denies a zoning request to a religious organization that it would have approved for any non-religious organization, then it is discrimination, plain and simple. I bet if a Methodist church wanted to do it, there wouldn't be an issue. The City responded to the pressure of citizens who fear other religions and paid the price.
Good for them. I hope the County pays for their dishonest behavior. Nothing like repeated tabling of a simple zoning issue because the County wants the deal. The County tabled the issue until the contract expired, then jumped on it and took the "revenue" from a taxpayer. Shame on you BOC.
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