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I would still like to find out under whose authority and how the SRTA is empowered to make such decisions when the overwhelming population affected by it is completely ignored.
No GwinnettResident2001, I don't think so. This was my Utopia when I moved here 25 years ago to get away from you people. Then all you stupid people showed up. I, John Galt, am going to do what John Galt would do. I'm going to leave you wondering not only "who is John Galt", but "where is John Galt". Good luck with your community! I'm done with this dialog.
It's John - not Johnny. You can add your name to the mix of idiots. "armchair bitching"? Really? Does that make you feel like a big boy? If you like it here, then stay. I don't. I said I am leaving and I said why I am leaving. We all have our reasons for the decisions we make. I have been here long enough to see it up close and personal, and what Gwinnett County has become is not a quality of life I care to embrace any longer as it was 25 years ago. I'm leaving, so both of our goals are accomplished.
Hey you two pompous idiots, I said two months - that's this month and next month, so if I say I'm leaving next month, that's two months. It is for the stupidity of people like you that the county has descended to where it is now and where it will be in the next 20 years. You've made your bed, now lay in it, or wallow in it, as the case may be. R hit the nail on the head. You're just too stupid to understand it.
And BTW, I've already found another place, and I can tell you unequivocally that it is far superior to the idiocy and arrogance that Gwinnett County has become. And I'm not complaining at all. I'm pointing out the obvious, but you really don't want, nor care, to read it. Hit a little too close to home did it?
I won't be updating you in about a year. When I leave, I'm leaving this cesspool in its entirety, and that includes the likes of you two idiots. I can always anticipate responses from those whose nerves are struck because they don't like it when people point out their short comings.
Enjoy your stay and have a good day!
I'm not going to waste my time arguing with you people. However I will make one comment regarding the SPLOST argument. SPLOST stands for Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax. With the emphasis on "special", just how long and how special are the continuous perpetual projects you hold so near and dear to your heart? I also find it ironic that most every person that comments in here that supports this foolishness are either current or retired government employees. Enough said!
Like I said, I'm done and I'm out of here next month. Will the last "producer" in the county please turn the lights out when you leave. Don't bother locking the door...locks won't matter by then anyway!
The regional transportation tax?
We voted it down because of the HOT lanes.
We voted it down because funds were allocated for projects which had already been funded like widening GA Hwy 20 between Sugar Hill and the Chattahoochee River, thus freeing up that money to divert to whatever the whim du jour was.
We voted it down because you wasted taxpayer money to beautify an exit ramp at Lawrenceville Suwanee Road and I85.
We voted it down because you have a long demonstrated history of fiscal irresponsibility and a culture of corruption as Bannister slipped out the door in disgrace to avoid prosecution, Lassiter is now serving time on bribery charges, Kenerly is soon to be serving time on bribery charges, and Mikey was finally voted out of office.
As for libraries and fire stations, do you really want to go down that path? How about an unnecessary library built at Hamilton Mill without any provision to staff it? How about the three fire stations that remained closed after being built for the same reason? How about all of the inflated prices paid to all your friends and relatives for property for parks that in some cases is barely useable if you can even call it "useable"? Everybody is really sick and tired of your crap and paying for it.
No matter, I'm outta here in two months. I'm taking my two businesses and my tax dollars elsewhere because I am so fed up with being taxed to death and having so little to show for it. No garbage plan. No more School Board voting for more tax dollars to shore up their budgets (another boondoggle I could write a dissertation on). And no more of this inept corrupt local government intent on destroying our community and way of life. Twenty years from now, Gwinnett will become the new Dekalb County! Don't believe it? It's happening right under your collective noses!
There certainly isn't any confusion on my part. Like I said, I'm done! Gwinnett, with its infinite corruption, its infinite looting of the taxpayers to shore up their moocher's pockets, its infinite stupidity, et al, I'm done. As Clark Gable's last words in Gone With the Wind, "Frankly my dear, I don't give a damn!" The last one out, please turn out the lights. It really won't matter whether or not you lock the door.
Let them have their day in court, but I agree with Why_not on this. They can rot in prison - I don't care how old they are.
Crowd was light? You act like that was a surprise! People are fed up and tired of talking. Now they will do their talking at the ballot box. As for me, my exit strategy is already in place and will be complete before the end of the year. Enjoy your stupid HOT lanes and all the crap that goes with it! I'm done with Gwinnett County.
The definition of "insanity" is "repeating the same thing over and over again expecting a different result. How is that working out for you GDP? The hearing is a dog and pony show so that the DOT can say "Well, we had public input..." Yeah, yeah, yeah, we know how well that worked out the last time.
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