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Cant people not see this is a scam. Once the city has total control of all the gas market it can raise prices as it sees fit. This is bait an switch you like to put in a gas dryer and get the $50 rebate but what will all this gas cost? Also I feel that the CNG station is just wasting money and just as the BOC does once it finds out it can get a loan it grabs hold of it right away. Really how many natural gas vehicles will stop here to fuel up? What about the lost road tax thats figured into a gallon of gas? Those who have these wild ideas spend us in to a broken state.
There will never be any changes to SPLOST or ESPLOST because the GA legislature controls these programs. When Ga Reps visited covington I asked Sen. Ramsey if he would consider writing a bill that would allow school districts to use ESPLOST funding as they saw fit. This would allow for money to buy books , maintian buildings which we will not have to rebuild and support teacher salary. He seemed to dodge this question instead he highlighted the Porterdale drug program he did not say anything about education except its underfunded. We need to force the legislature to reform ESPLOST along with SPLOST this is a tax that hits everyone!
We can also see this punt attitude here on the local level. Instead of improving education an increasing test score the BOE decides to spend what little money we have on cameras. If your child can't behave he or she does not need to be in class where they can disrupt others who want to learn. Even with a new superintendent comming on board I don't see much of the do nothing culture going away. The BOE is happy that they might get to build another school , but will that improve test scores? Alcovy is the most costly school in the district to run and it was pegged as the most modern school in the county. Has anything good come out of there? Oh yes the Carpenter's left! That was a win just sad the BOE payed them $70,000 to go away that money could have been used to help the kids. Shows you where your local BOE ideas lie.
Once again GA punts on education. It seems that anytime something may require a little more effort to do GA is against it. Much of this problem lies deep in GA's underfunded school system. We pay ESPLOST here in Newton County that money could be used to purchase the needed technology and bandwith needed for the online tests. Instead of making excuses of how the state can't meet that level of funding they just need to realize this is an investment in young people. We see where Deal's principals and ideas are give away billions in tax breaks to companies like Kia, Baxter and Delta leaving nothing for our young people. We need to shift our focus from helping business to how can we help more young people attend colleges!
It seems like Douglass is trying to make himself out to be a Saint. This raise is from the State based on population and the BOC had nothing to do with the raise. It is good to see that all but JC seem to want to give back the extra money that is a goood thing.
I must remind Douglass that he is a Republican who is concerned with all this extra spending why did he vote to take on a $21 million load for Bear Creek when we have our employes giving up days? He just voted to increase our county debt, Then he votes to take on more debt by accepting a loan to build a waste water plant. How bout them apples?
Oh but wait Baxter will be bring us more jobs and a greater tax base!! I think not! What about the under employeed or those who have just stopped looking? If we continue to waste what little money we have on base ball parks and Cow Palaces we will have nothing left to maintain what we need!
How is loosing 3 an only gaining 2 new business a positive? It seems that Wal Mart has hurt local shop owners and now taxpayers will be footing the bills for Baxter. These industries are sold to us on the fact that they add more jobs to the local economy and help grow the tax base. Although what have we seen SPLOST and ESPLOST passes because our tax dollars can not fund our needs in the county. Shame on the Chamber they are always wanting more money but what positive results have they brought to our local econonmy? Our tax base is down and unemployment is higher. Hunter Hall's soulution bring Baxter in on the back of taxpayers and the BOC will go along with it!
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