Not just no but H-E-double hockey sticks NO! Georgia T-Splost.

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Not just no but H-E-double hockey sticks NO! Georgia T-Splost.Coweta County Georgia voters decisively rejected an additional one percent sales tax by a margin of over three to one.

The message sent to the politicians was loud and clear:

NO more taxes.

And I’m certain that the citizens of Coweta County are representative of taxpayers across this great country. Enough is enough. We are already overtaxed and underserviced.

There is nothing innovative about raising taxes to try and fix problems. We need forward thinkers that can find solutions with the money that is already there!

Yesterday was a victory for taxpayers.

And a portent of things to come.

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Chuck Carstensen
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At least they were able to vote on it. It seems like there are sneaky taxes that are coming up on us all the time that we dont have an immediate say in...

Aug 01, 2012 05:21 AM #1
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Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 www.SpaceCoastHomesNow.com
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I am also really sick of this solution. We need to learn to live within our means...somehow our political elected officials do not yet understand this.

Aug 01, 2012 05:31 AM #2
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Gary L. Waters, Broker Owner Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC
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I am not sure anyone would vote for more taxes now - except those who don't pay taxes or who depend on them for their paychecks!

Aug 01, 2012 05:40 AM #3
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Peter den Boer
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Amen Brother! I am not sure that the real solution for Atlanta's crowded roads (What ever that may be) will be any better, but I did not like this proposal one bit and voted no along with a bunch of others. Now we need to see how creative we can get to solve these problems.

Aug 01, 2012 05:46 AM #4
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Liz and Bill Spear
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Richard, Our locality is exhibiting much of the same behavior.  Tax requests that used to be a slam dunk for passage are no longer an automatic go.  And many organizations (including charitable functions such as museums) are thinking long and hard about whether or not to request public funding, or working hard to make sure the WHEN of their request is good.  People are tired of losing 40% or more of their paychecks to support social and government functions.

Aug 01, 2012 06:00 AM #5
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Kathy Streib
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Richard- shout it out.  In our area when real estate was flying high and municipalities had full coffers instead of planning and budgeting they spent.  Things are different now and departments have had to tighten their belt.  Governments need to learn to budget their money just like they ask us to do. 

Aug 01, 2012 06:09 AM #6
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Charlie Ragonesi
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Richard I am going to agree and disagree with you here. When you get tea party , NAACP , and Sierra Club all on the same side of an issue then the T-spost proposal was fundamentaly flawed. So here I agree. However all are saying a tax that we vote on that sunsets probably will bpass as part of a desperately need transpotation initiative. So here we disagree.

Aug 01, 2012 06:55 AM #7
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  The people have spoken in their vote.  Let it stand.

Aug 01, 2012 07:02 AM #8
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Andrea Swiedler
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I am glad the voters make it known that more taxes are not the way to go!!!

Aug 01, 2012 08:44 AM #9
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Chris Ann Cleland
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Congrats on the tax victory in Coweta County.  Would be great if politicians could think of other ways to solve problems other than raising taxes.  

Aug 01, 2012 11:33 AM #10
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Bob Jakowinicz
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I hope we do the same here with our next round of voting.  Our area is coming back and now all we keep seeing is how our taxes need to keep going up

Aug 01, 2012 12:13 PM #11
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William Feela
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That is good, now we need to see some real work at curbing the expenses.

Aug 01, 2012 12:16 PM #12
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