July 2012 Issue
Millage increase, T-SPLOST ... enough is enough!
by Patrick Anderson, Publisher
decided to use their available reserve fund to balance the budget. Such was not the case with the Glynn County Board of
Commissioners. They voted to raise the millage rate .84 mills, despite having more than enough in their $53 million reserve
fund to make ends meet. Only Commissioner Bob Coleman voted against a tax increase.
unknown. Who can predict how large the cost over-runs will grow once they crank up construction on the new county jail?
And one thing is certain with most county projects, there will be cost over-runs.
Only Bob Coleman is listening to the taxpayers. People want LESS county government, not more. They want LOWER millage
rates, not higher. Could the message have been any clearer than when Glynn County residents voted down a 1% SPLOST tax
last November by nearly a 60% margin? What short memories!
SPLOST ... oops, I mean the recently renamed "Transportation Investment Act." This quote is from a page on the County
website explaining the urgent need for our YES vote on July 31: "Transportation infrastructure funding comes almost solely
from Georgia's motor fuel tax which isn't bringing in enough money to match currently available federal funds." link
hemorrhaging from the Obama administration? Excuse me, but this is exactly the kind of tax and spend crap that keeps
infuriating the conservative electorate.
As a result, Obama will likely be a one-term president and the Senate will return to a Republican majority. If that happens, the
Republicans will cut spending across the board in 2013 (as they should). So, why do we need 10 years worth of 1%
transportation sales tax to acquire federal matching funds that should be drying up soon? The T-SPLOST has a 10-year shelf
life. Obama has only 6 months!
any way is an automatic NO.
I've had enough.
Contact the author: Patrick@StSimonsLetter.com
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