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Voter

Greeneville, TN

#1 Apr 25, 2014
I just saw on Channel 11 about the group who paid for two billboards with the names of those who caused/voted for the property tax increase last year. I bet lots of those running were hoping the voters would forget. WELL NOT THIS TIME!!!!!!
Saw it

Greeneville, TN

#2 Apr 25, 2014
i saw it and paid special attention to robin quillen. She talked about other candidates and their platforms not being realistic. She said the are promising things that are not likely. She said we had to have tax increase last year to keep running the county. BUT not once did she say why she voted for a property tax increase to give raises.

That is where all of that money went, it went to give raises for employees in that general fund. I usually dont attend commission meetings but went to that one. I promise you i heard it for myself, the money went to raises
Tiredoftaxes

Greeneville, TN

#3 Apr 25, 2014
I would like to see a brand NEW county commission elected, a county commission who would have more power to govern how each department, including the Greene County School Board, spends their money. They need to have this knowledge BEFORE the spending is done. IF all the commissioners had known that the propety tax increase was going to be used for employee raises instead of, for example, security devises being installed at each school to protect the children (a very necessary thing this day and age), maybe the property tax would not have been voted in. Dr. Kirk and the current school board (minus Austin and Johnson) are not using tax dollars wisely. Sure, everybody would like to have a raise every year, but some employees go 5 years and longer without raises. I hope the newly elected county commission will not be as generous with Dr. Kirk in the next budget. And is anyone else besides me getting tired of seeing Robin Quillen and Jan Kiker on tv? I'm glad Ms.Sexton had these billboards put up as a reminder of what happened.
state from jake farm

Hixson, TN

#4 Apr 25, 2014
This county is ruled by greed. And the know-how of once you get in the system of how to milk money out of budgets and grants for things like cat and dog rescues and other needless PORK. vote these people out!!!!!
sick

Greeneville, TN

#5 Apr 25, 2014
Yes, I am sick of seeing them on tv too. Everytime I see them on tv or Quillen's huge picture on her sign, it makes me want to vomit.
Old grassy area

Greeneville, TN

#6 Apr 25, 2014
sick wrote:
Yes, I am sick of seeing them on tv too. Everytime I see them on tv or Quillen's huge picture on her sign, it makes me want to vomit.
I wondered why all those huge piles of vomit were next to the big Quillen signs.

“I've Always Been This Stupid”

Since: May 12

Greeneville TN

#7 Apr 25, 2014
Old grassy area wrote:
<quoted text>I wondered why all those huge piles of vomit were next to the big Quillen signs.
I'm watching you. If I see you near my kids I will call the police. Why can't you hang out with grassy areas your own age?
Bill

Smartt, TN

#9 Apr 26, 2014
David Crum and Lloyd "Hoot" Bowers' names should have both been on that billboard. They were both commissioners who failed to show up during a very, very important vote. Way I see it, they failed at their elected duty. Shouldn't have ran for the office if they were not willing to rearrange their schedule to make it to such an important vote!
Wheels

Greeneville, TN

#10 Apr 26, 2014
It's the community's fault for not voting in the wheel tax so ALL of the county had to pay. Almost everyone drives a car whereas not everyone own land. There's the real issue.
Really

Greeneville, TN

#11 Apr 26, 2014
Wheels wrote:
It's the community's fault for not voting in the wheel tax so ALL of the county had to pay. Almost everyone drives a car whereas not everyone own land. There's the real issue.
There you go. Vote in a tax increase. They got you where they want you. Thank God every citizen isn't naive.
BLACK LISTED

Bristol, TN

#12 Apr 26, 2014
These people have allowed to county to go hog wild with our tax dollars with salaries that match US congress members all the while saying they are Conservative Republicans just to get elected .
No way

Smartt, TN

#13 Apr 26, 2014
Wheels wrote:
It's the community's fault for not voting in the wheel tax so ALL of the county had to pay. Almost everyone drives a car whereas not everyone own land. There's the real issue.
Hell no! It isn't the community's fault. The community spoke and said no to a tax increase. The commissioners then went and voted in an increase despite what the community wanted. The government needs to learn to trim their budget. If one of us in the community has hard times, we make difficult and often painful cuts to our budget. The government needs to learn to do the same. And the major issue is the fact that many of the commissioners either work in the school system or have family that does, so they simply voted for a pay increase for their own pocket. Disgusting.
paul shelton

Greeneville, TN

#14 Apr 26, 2014
We need a new sheriff too he is the king of greed. Plus Greene county has the worst solved crime rate in the whole state. Term limits for everyone including the sheriff.
Question

Greeneville, TN

#15 Apr 26, 2014
Wonder who the people who did the sign are supporting for mayor and commissioners?
vote

Fremont, CA

#16 Apr 26, 2014
It's amazing though that everywhere you go in town where they're talking politics, they talk about how sorry this bunch is yet come election time that same ole sorry bunch gets put right back in office. How does that happen?
paul shelton

Seymour, TN

#17 Apr 26, 2014
vote wrote:
It's amazing though that everywhere you go in town where they're talking politics, they talk about how sorry this bunch is yet come election time that same ole sorry bunch gets put right back in office. How does that happen?
I was told the election commission office is paid for. That's why the same old crap goes in every time. I have no idea if that is true but could be worth getting someone looking into it.
oh please

Greeneville, TN

#18 Apr 26, 2014
Wheels wrote:
It's the community's fault for not voting in the wheel tax so ALL of the county had to pay. Almost everyone drives a car whereas not everyone own land. There's the real issue.
Even if you rent the property tax is included in the rent...those landlords aren't paying for it, and wheel tax, if it would go to fix these roads as intended then maybe, But I'm not voting so yes so teachers can get a raise, Not everyone has children
state from jake farm

Murfreesboro, TN

#19 Apr 26, 2014
Misapproation of funds. It's the Greene county selfish glory bastard way.
LOL

Greeneville, TN

#20 Apr 26, 2014
Where is the billboard? I haven't seen it.
Here

Smartt, TN

#21 Apr 26, 2014
LOL wrote:
Where is the billboard? I haven't seen it.
http://www.wjhl.com/story/25346224/greene-cou...

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