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Deport this lawbreaker and he won't have anymore problems with the laws in Georgia!
For those of you who believe that this lawsuit is about suppressing free speech or even about the charter school amendment, please take the time to read the lawsuit. It is about the misuse of public funds. Georgia law clearly prohibits the use of taxpayer money, either directly or indirectly through an association, to advocate for or against legislation. Jim and Sabrina have always focused on the use of taxpayer money in Gwinnett County, not across the state of Georgia. If others think there has been misuse of public funds by state officials, they should hire an attorney, do as these 5 plaintiffs have done, and file a lawsuit. Sabrina came across this issue when she was researching GCPS using education funds to pay chamber salaries, which I asked her to do after noticing GCPS was a sponsor of Partnership Gwinnett. The state Department of Education had auditors review the GCPS payments to the chamber and found that the payments are not in compliance with Georgia law. Just as GCPS tried to make taxpayers think they were paying chamber salaries to help taxpayers, they are now trying to make taxpayers think that this lawsuit is about free speech. This lawsuit is about a plain and simple misuse of taxpayer money in a manner that is not in compliance with the law, and not in the best interests of taxpayers no matter what their position on the charter school amendment.
Thank goodness Butch is no John Linder. We had little to no representation for 16 years in the U.S. house.
Well the one on the left was in the middle and the one on the right on the left and the one on the right was in the middle and the guy in the rear.....? What kind of mind boggling, stacked deck, smoke and mirrors games are our elected playing? If there was nothing wrong with large donations being made to the Chamber then why is the commission attempting to create another avenue to make it more palatable to the taxpayers? Come to think of it, if taxpayers didn't get mad at the Commission for contributing tax dollars to a golf course why would they care about the Chamber? (Why did the county own a golf course anyway?) Oh, well back to the Chamber...it certainly looks suspicious when no one is willing to open the books. As someone said earlier I would like to hire those two employees paid for by the Gwinnett County Public Schools. If not, can I get just some DNA for cloning?
We must always remember the elected were voted in to serve not rule, control and govern without accountability. We have removed 3 commissioners within the last 18 months or so. One resigned allegedly to avoid possible indictment, one is under indictment and the third pled guilt to fraud. Can you imagine what it was like "in the good ol' days" a couple of years ago? Two ways to avoid/control this behavior. One: attend local meetings regularly and be vocal! Two: be wise as to whom you are voting for!
Well, the one on the left was in the middle and the one on the right was on the left and the guy in the middle was on the right and the guy in the rear....? What kind of doublespeak is being used to confuse, baffle and misdirect the minds of the public regarding the use of taxpayer dollars. Citizens, if this is intentional you need to get worried and angry. Since we got rid of three Commissioners in about 18 months for what appeared to be inappropriate behavior (one pled guilty) I can only imagine what it must have been like before these rascals left. Now that the heat is turned up new distribution avenues of taxpayer dollars are being created to give the feeling of justifiable contributions. Always remember electeds are there to serve and not govern, rule or lord over the people in cities,counties, states or nation! You do have a voice at local meetings and at the ballot box. Be strong at the first and wise at the latter.
My understanding is GCPS has no idea of exactly what those two employees generate.
From Gwinnett County Chamber of Commerce website: Our Mission:
To serve as the voice for business to create and grow quality job opportunities while enhancing the community’s quality of life.
The Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce offers the metro Atlanta business community opportunities for growth while working with regional partners to collaborate on economic and community development initiatives in Georgia. With core objectives to create quality jobs and wealth, strengthen the community and grow your business, the Gwinnett Chamber services over 2,700 members in metro Atlanta while delivering solid programs and potential to connect your business regionally and globally.
Sounds like a private enterprise. Why would taxpayer monies fund this private org.
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