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Lets not forget another area that benefits from the SPLOST. Every vehicle owned by Gwinnett County has been purchased with SPLOST funds.....police cars, dump trucks, road maintenace equipment, ambulances and fire engines. Imagine the additional burden placed on the tax base should SPLOST be taken out of the equation.
The school's budget is entirely separate from the county's. It's called balancing the books....geeze.
Do some research Kelvin. The cities have been providing a lot of their own services for years but their residents paid the same tax rate as everyone else. The end result is that a judge decided that the tax inequality had to be resolved. There was no personnel to cut from the county work force because our police have not patrolled inside the cities for years.
Kelvin, based on all your comments here, you obviously do not know what's going on.
This isn't a new tax Kelvin. It's a continuation of what is in effect now....where ya been?
Basically, the choice is simple.....vote for the SPLOST and continue to pay the same sales tax rate in force now or vote no and eventually have to pay higher property taxes because we would no longer have that 1% tax for capital improvements. I have out-of -county relatives that frequent the Mall of Georgia and local restaurants here on a regular basis. Every purchase they make adds to the tax collected to be used only in our county. If the SPLOST fails, within two to four years comments on here will be complaining about the increase in the property tax mileage rates.
I would much rather choose myself to pay 1% additional sales tax rather than have my property taxes increased which would affect my monthly mortgage payment. At least with SPLOST, those that do not live in Gwinnett that come here to shop or pass thru will pay toward this tax also.
So...you are saying there is something wrong with senior citizens?
Do you eat there often or do you just think it would be nasty due to its location?
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