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I don't know why anybody would run for political office in Gwinnett. You spend 50% of your expense allowance over the lifetime of your 8 terms totaling $23,000 - during that time Gwinnett spent somewhere around 7,000,000,000. (That'd be 0.00003% of the total expenditures in a year...) You get paid next to nothing to serve and you get the DA on you. Even if 50% of the $23,000 is "questionable" - it's still under the allowance, nearly impossible to prove and a total waste of taxpayer time and money to investigate. How much is the County going to rack up in legal fees, even if it's to their own paid employees, to root out $13,000 of maybe questionable reimbursement that was still within the limit?
I think Gwinnett has much bigger issues than this... What a waste of time and money.
David, way to miss the point. If there were so many voters in the Snellville precinct, then surely one of them could have been quoted instead of someone who doesn't live in the district.
Why is the GDP constantly quoting Jason Pfeifle? The guy doesn't even live in D7 and is the head of a left wing and barely known group. At least give some background on the people you're quoting. At least challenge the guy on what the definition of "fair share" is - and not some leftwing gobblygook - real, hard numbers on what incomes should pay as a percentage of the federal income tax. Let's hear what "fair share" thinks is fair.
Here's what I don't understand - the average GBraves game draws about 5,000 people. How is it that just 1,000 more is able to cripple all of northern Gwinnett County's roadways, including the interstate? Even if several people ride together to a GBraves game, the number of seats in GBraves Stadium is over 10,000 - what happens if they actually come close to capacity? Will it shut down the entire area?
I have a hard time understanding how, at a location that has a capacity of 10,000+ people that a 6,000 person event does this much damage. It doesn't make sense - it doesn't make sense that the police don't have any clue how to handle it. Granted that there are extenuating circumstances with it being the Saturday before Christmas near the Mall of Georgia, but it still doesn't make any sense that this would cause this much of a problem. The interstate and road system around Turner Field and the Georgia Dome are not so vastly superior that they can regularly handle 6 to 12 times as many people.
Something doesn't add up.
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