Voters overwhelmingly oppose Aiken bond

Voters overwhelmingly oppose Aiken bond

There are 5 comments on the Augusta Chronicle Online story from May 25, 2010, titled Voters overwhelmingly oppose Aiken bond. In it, Augusta Chronicle Online reports that:

The Aiken County school bond referendum was defeated with a resounding "no" Tuesday.

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Osama bon Jovi

North Augusta, SC

#1 May 26, 2010
WOW, 70% TO 30%! I hope the school board can get the point.

“Pompous pontificator”

Since: Jun 08

Location hidden

#2 May 26, 2010
It's amazing when you can get a bunch of old fogies fired-up and they actually get in their cars and do something.I was one of 'em.

This was the wrong plan at the wrong time.
BTW, whoever pushed for this special election when there are primaries June 8th should be tarred n feathered. I heard that this cost $49K! and was a huge waste of money and resources when there would be machines and services set up only a couple weeks later. WHY this waste? Actually a rhetorical question; someone wanted it slipped under the radar.
Wild Bill

North Augusta, SC

#3 May 27, 2010
I believe the special election (as it was explained to calm the consiracy theories) was held two weeks early based off of some obscure law that says that non-partisan votes cannot take place in the primaries. I don't buy it either.

As far as the referandum goes, with an almost 4 year old and an infant and who knows what on the way in the future, I have a vested interest in it passing, and I have no problem with school bond referandums. That being said, i still felt obligated to vote against it based on the lack of planning,(or lack of transparency, take your pick) too many wants on their list of needs, and a really lame campaign. "Do it for the children!" The only way they could even attempt to make people vote for it was to using "The Children" as their political whores into guilt tripping the public. Lame dude, really lame.

Also, they made it sound like if we build new schools and a multi-million dollar high school football field and an even more multi-million dollar auditorium, it would attract captains of industry to Aiken county who will be travelling here in droves to bring their business here. Okay, assuming that could happen, we would get more $8.00 per hour jobs. Yippee!

“Pompous pontificator”

Since: Jun 08

Location hidden

#4 May 27, 2010
Wild Bill wrote:
I believe the special election (as it was explained to calm the consiracy theories) was held two weeks early based off of some obscure law that says that non-partisan votes cannot take place in the primaries. I don't buy it either.
As far as the referandum goes, with an almost 4 year old and an infant and who knows what on the way in the future, I have a vested interest in it passing, and I have no problem with school bond referandums.
WB, I tip my hat to you for doing the right thing when you have some personal interest in going the other way. Your reasons for voting against this issue are well reasoned and many. Actually you know more about it than I do, but I knew enough to understand that it was a bad idea, not just-because of a projected tax increase.

Now that the folks who decide the future of the schools know what they have to work with, they can start to use more 'out of the box' thinking, something they have a mandate to do anyway.
It sure-is easy to spend other peoples' money. Now they are tasked to spend it like it was their-own. "Do it for the children."
Dude

Aiken, SC

#5 May 27, 2010
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