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Good job deputy! Thanks.
No more SPLOST programs.
School taxes should all be Real Estate taxes so that it can be deducted on state and federal tax returns.
And, in Newton county the county should have a provision for a Real Estate tax to completely fund the Library. As it is right now, the Library has had to cut a large number of magazines it used to have. The new books purchased has been noticeably reduced. The staff has been slashed.
The Library is a grand center for learning for all ages. It should be funded just like school taxes are funded by Real Estate taxes so we can deduct them.
For the sake of my eyes, use paragraphs!
No more SPLOST for anything, especially education.
Education revenue should come out of Real Estate taxes which we can deduct on our State and Federal tax returns.
Yes, we can deduct sales taxes if we choose that over Income taxes. However, in most all cases our Income taxes will always be much greater than what the government allows for sales taxes.
SPLOST and sales taxes are of no benefit at tax time.
And while I'm at it, the Commissioners should increase taxes specifically for the Library. We deserve much more in our Library than the commissioners are providing now.
There is no money in this for the Newton County Library. The Library is as much a part of the education system as a school. The schools certainly send their students to it.
Have you seen the Library lately? I was there today. There are a great deal of empty spaces where there used to be magazines. Some spaces have a magazine in place but look at the publishing month. I looked at PC World. It was the November 2012 issue!
The Library should be a priority for funding. The prior group of County Commissioners as well as the current bunch has gutted funds for the Library. The library needs money for a full compliment of magazines, books and staff for it's several locations.
Until the Library gets a full share of money there should not be passage of this SPLOST.
What a bunch of losers. They need to find another occupation.
Obama has nothing whatsoever to do with County issues. Nice try but it didn't work.
School systems are run using real estate taxes, or are supposed to be. Real estate taxes are deductible on State and Federal tax returns. SPLOST is just more sales taxes which are not deductible if you want to itemize your State income taxes. If the schools really and honestly need more money it should be from real estate taxes.
John Douglas is absolutely wrong for the Congress. There are way too many of that ilk he is so proud of in the Congress now and they have to be voted out in 2014. Our representatives should be moderate conservatives and democrats who will work for the common good. Douglas and Broun are not those people.
Thanks to the deputies for jobs well done.
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