George Co. voters say 'no' to school bond issue

Sep 12, 2012 Full story: Hattiesburg American 157

LUCEDALE -- George County voters have overwhelmingly rejected an $18 million school bond issue in a special election.

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Little Big Man

Lucedale, MS

#1 Sep 12, 2012
It's hard for me to believe that the good folks of
George County voted against the school bond issue. This was something that would have benfited all the children of our county and city. The rate that it would have affected us was so small that anyone could have paid the extra taxes. And the benefit from paying a few extra dollars would have been well worth it. Your child's education can't be compared to a few dollars. Hopefully if it's put on the ballot in November, we can get it passed. And by the way, I don't have any children in the George County Schools, but I voted for it anyway. My grandchildren live in Alabama. So, please give it much thought and vote YES in November.

Since: Sep 11

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#2 Sep 12, 2012
Little Big Man wrote:
It's hard for me to believe that the good folks of
George County voted against the school bond issue. This was something that would have benfited all the children of our county and city. The rate that it would have affected us was so small that anyone could have paid the extra taxes. And the benefit from paying a few extra dollars would have been well worth it. Your child's education can't be compared to a few dollars. Hopefully if it's put on the ballot in November, we can get it passed. And by the way, I don't have any children in the George County Schools, but I voted for it anyway. My grandchildren live in Alabama. So, please give it much thought and vote YES in November.
I certainly will vote for it again in November, when more people will be out to vote.
JustSaying

Pattison, MS

#3 Sep 12, 2012
Little Big Man wrote:
It's hard for me to believe that the good folks of
George County voted against the school bond issue. This was something that would have benfited all the children of our county and city. The rate that it would have affected us was so small that anyone could have paid the extra taxes. And the benefit from paying a few extra dollars would have been well worth it. Your child's education can't be compared to a few dollars. Hopefully if it's put on the ballot in November, we can get it passed. And by the way, I don't have any children in the George County Schools, but I voted for it anyway. My grandchildren live in Alabama. So, please give it much thought and vote YES in November.
Do you pay land taxes?
I SHOULD KNOW

Sumrall, MS

#4 Sep 12, 2012
It's not that I can't pay it. It's that I refuse to vote for something that only property owners are liable for.

If it were a sales tax, or something else that everyone would share equally, I might reconsider my position.

Since: Nov 10

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#5 Sep 12, 2012
I will not vote for it - it is not good timing.
Concerned Citizen

Houston, TX

#6 Sep 12, 2012
I SHOULD KNOW wrote:
It's not that I can't pay it. It's that I refuse to vote for something that only property owners are liable for.
If it were a sales tax, or something else that everyone would share equally, I might reconsider my position.
A sales tax is not an option for the school system. Do your research and be a more informed voter!!!
JustSaying

Pattison, MS

#7 Sep 12, 2012
I SHOULD KNOW wrote:
It's not that I can't pay it. It's that I refuse to vote for something that only property owners are liable for.
If it were a sales tax, or something else that everyone would share equally, I might reconsider my position.
Are you using the username little big man?
JustSaying

Pattison, MS

#8 Sep 12, 2012
Concerned Citizen wrote:
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A sales tax is not an option for the school system. Do your research and be a more informed voter!!!
I see the obammy loving smart person is back. LOL!
Btw, where is your list of obammys greatness? Havent been able to come up with anything? LOL

Since: Nov 10

Hattiesburg, MS

#9 Sep 12, 2012
I don't care if a sales tax isn't an option. I already have to pay for half the county's groceries, healthcare, housing, and buy their kids' school supplies(I know my kids don't use that many supplies!!). I will be dang if I will pay any more. And a multipurpose auditorium will not help anyone's education. I would be willing to buy the fake grass carpet to put under the existing multipurpose building during graduation.
JustSaying

Pattison, MS

#10 Sep 12, 2012
Southern Lass wrote:
I don't care if a sales tax isn't an option. I already have to pay for half the county's groceries, healthcare, housing, and buy their kids' school supplies(I know my kids don't use that many supplies!!). I will be dang if I will pay any more. And a multipurpose auditorium will not help anyone's education. I would be willing to buy the fake grass carpet to put under the existing multipurpose building during graduation.
I think it is mostly those who do not pay taxes that are so hell bent on passing the school tax bond.
JustSaying

Pattison, MS

#11 Sep 12, 2012
Another thing. When a person uses food stamps at the gro. store, are they taxed?

Since: Nov 10

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#12 Sep 12, 2012
Southern Lass wrote:
I don't care if a sales tax isn't an option. I already have to pay for half the county's groceries, healthcare, housing, and buy their kids' school supplies(I know my kids don't use that many supplies!!). I will be dang if I will pay any more. And a multipurpose auditorium will not help anyone's education. I would be willing to buy the fake grass carpet to put under the existing multipurpose building during graduation.
If you work Lass - you are paying for 25% for sure. It is real easy to vote for more taxes on others - 25% of this county gets food stamps and hundreds are on free medical care. Acting & dancing are not improving the IQ no more than sports - we need basic subjects that will help kids pass the ACT. I am for vocational courses, but we should be able to co-ordinate something with the jr college. Our tax dollars pay for the college too. Why can't we use the multipurpose bldg that we built a few years back.

Since: Aug 11

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#13 Sep 12, 2012
I want kids to get a good education, the best education possible, but just to vote for a Superintendent with eight months under her belt so they feel as though they are walking around on some kind of college campus, is not the way to do it. Nine million for a fine arts building, I'll never vote for that, it's just unnecessary with this economy. I also agree with I Should Know, I've lived here almost seven years,my taxes have already been raised three times, let everybody share. I am not in a position where I can go out and get a second job or make extra money. Another question where is all of the high preaching of the TEA PARTY's no more taxes. I thought it stood for Taxed Enough Already. I will vote NO again.

Since: Nov 10

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#14 Sep 12, 2012
just -woderin wrote:
I want kids to get a good education, the best education possible, but just to vote for a Superintendent with eight months under her belt so they feel as though they are walking around on some kind of college campus, is not the way to do it. Nine million for a fine arts building, I'll never vote for that, it's just unnecessary with this economy. I also agree with I Should Know, I've lived here almost seven years,my taxes have already been raised three times, let everybody share. I am not in a position where I can go out and get a second job or make extra money. Another question where is all of the high preaching of the TEA PARTY's no more taxes. I thought it stood for Taxed Enough Already. I will vote NO again.
I think most will vote "No" - first of all I hope the powers to be have the good common sense not to push it any further. I think once was enough.
JustSaying

Pattison, MS

#15 Sep 12, 2012
just -woderin wrote:
Another question where is all of the high preaching of the TEA PARTY's no more taxes. I thought it stood for Taxed Enough Already. I will vote NO again.
We were at the polls voting NO. LOL!

Since: Aug 11

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#16 Sep 12, 2012
Well there you go then! LOL
jim

United States

#17 Sep 12, 2012
Eighteen million is way to much money, reduce the price, make cuts and build more wisely if they want to add on to the school, something is better then nothing, it doesn't have to be top notch state of the art for it to be nice, education is the most important thing there is but eighteen million is just to much

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#18 Sep 13, 2012
"something is better then nothing"
*than.....**then* is an adverb referring to a happening of relational time, not a conditional or a comparative conjunction.

....It's hard to make an argument against education when your sentence structures are about to fall into the abyss.

“John 3:16”

Since: Sep 09

George County, MS. USA

#20 Sep 13, 2012
If there are no jobs available to start with, it doesn't matter what you study or learn in school. Many college students can't find jobs.

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#21 Sep 13, 2012
The_SCOOP wrote:
If there are no jobs available to start with, it doesn't matter what you study or learn in school. Many college students can't find jobs.
People that go into the medical field, math, science, engineers,etc not history, art etc can find jobs. There are jobs out there for people that are willing to study hard and make the grades. I have a family member that majored in art and works at a donut shop.

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