With this last vote we are now POCATAXUS

With this last vote we are now POCATAXUS

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new name for this berg

Ash Flat, AR

#1 Jun 13, 2013
2nd Highest tax rates in the state, 2nd highest unemployment in the state, one of the lowest per capita income in the State, all c ounty and City officials are democrats and some are not very honest.
JPs get free health insurance for a part time job( why is that?)
They can't get industry so all they can do is raise taxes and loose population.
It's a no growth economy and it isn't a "retirement town" with high taxes, poor medical care and no shopping nearby.
Watch POCATAXUS slowly sink to a ghost town when the 67 bipass becomes reality.

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Taxes

Cleveland, OH

#2 Jun 13, 2013
Most of you folks get the earned income credit - think of it as giving a little back - at least you have a nice pool to drown your sorrows
mary sue

Jonesboro, AR

#3 Jun 13, 2013
Taxes wrote:
Most of you folks get the earned income credit - think of it as giving a little back - at least you have a nice pool to drown your sorrows
And that's another thing, most of us are paid so low that we qualify for earned income credit, because we don't get an honest days pay for an honest days work. so our kids can't use the water park because we can't afford it.
Taxes

Cleveland, OH

#4 Jun 13, 2013
mary sue wrote:
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And that's another thing, most of us are paid so low that we qualify for earned income credit, because we don't get an honest days pay for an honest days work. so our kids can't use the water park because we can't afford it.
Who's fault is that Mary Sue ?
guest

Columbus, OH

#5 Jun 13, 2013
Taxes wrote:
<quoted text> Who's fault is that Mary Sue ?
Not the kids! She's working and trying. Where do you find a better job in Pocahontas?
the good old boys

Ash Flat, AR

#6 Jun 13, 2013
Taxes wrote:
<quoted text> Who's fault is that Mary Sue ?
The good old boys are who are the fault of low pay.
They are some of the most prominent families like (declerk, baltz etc not necessary that these are the only ones)who own the chamber and the city counsel.They have a history of keeping businesses and factories out of this area.
It isn't going to work very well for them in the future because young people are leaving the area because they can not make a living here at the sweat shops like the mayor's picture frame factory. If this town didn't have a Walmart it would completely die on the vine.
The only thing saving it is the Farmers and the jobs in Paragould and Jonesboro for those who can afford to commute.

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Bexar, AR

#7 Jun 13, 2013
city council leadership and actions are to blame for a most of our problems.

proved by their personal agendas, in your face attitude, actions, and votes.

$7.5 million and 1/2 million/yr permanent tax votes should of been at a general election.
poor leadership

plain and simple, they didn't have the guts or balls to do it. poor leadership.

our taxes will go up by $1 million and year for about 12 yrs because of their failed common sense. poor leadership.

proper maintenance and another penny on the burger tax(125k/yr) would of built a fine decent pool complex over time. poor leadership.

enclosed year round heated pools for a small minority of users at the expense of so many poor and nonusers was and is wrong. they knew it, and just didn't care. poor leadership.

the council over weighting personal agendas and wants of the minority was wrong no matter how you slice it. poor leadership.
why

Jonesboro, AR

#8 Jun 13, 2013
so y not elect new city officials instead of keeping same ones every year, just wondering
guest

United States

#9 Jun 13, 2013
Get over it. We the people had the opportunity to vote and te majority voted to build the pool. That is how out government works! If you don't like our form of government in this country then move somewhere else. A special election makes no difference. Everyone knew there was an election, there were signs, articles, radio ads. If someone isn't motivated enough to educate themselves and take the time to vote then they shouldn't be voting anyway. Why don't you just move to corning??
main problem wrote:
city council leadership and actions are to blame for a most of our problems.
proved by their personal agendas, in your face attitude, actions, and votes.
$7.5 million and 1/2 million/yr permanent tax votes should of been at a general election.
poor leadership
plain and simple, they didn't have the guts or balls to do it. poor leadership.
our taxes will go up by $1 million and year for about 12 yrs because of their failed common sense. poor leadership.
proper maintenance and another penny on the burger tax(125k/yr) would of built a fine decent pool complex over time. poor leadership.
enclosed year round heated pools for a small minority of users at the expense of so many poor and nonusers was and is wrong. they knew it, and just didn't care. poor leadership.
the council over weighting personal agendas and wants of the minority was wrong no matter how you slice it. poor leadership.
guest

Columbus, OH

#10 Jun 13, 2013
What will it cost to get in?
Guest

Bexar, AR

#11 Jun 13, 2013
Its all a big joke now, but I know a couple of business that won't be laughing in a few weeks when they see some large accounts leave them. There will be two business in Doniphan smile real big at their new accounts. If more people follow suit there will be enough tears in Poky to fill their new pool.

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Jonesboro, AR

#12 Jun 14, 2013
I will do more shopping where the Taxes are lower and less here from now on.

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#13 Jun 14, 2013
guest wrote:
Get over it. We the people had the opportunity to vote and te majority voted to build the pool. That is how out government works! If you don't like our form of government in this country then move somewhere else. A special election makes no difference. Everyone knew there was an election, there were signs, articles, radio ads. If someone isn't motivated enough to educate themselves and take the time to vote then they shouldn't be voting anyway. Why don't you just move to corning??
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YOU ARE RIGHT THE MAJORITY OF THE 400 VOTERS DID APPROVE THE POOL.
Those of us who do have an option on whether or not to shop here and help pay for the pool that will be funded with an increased sales tax may choose to shop elsewhere where it might be cheaper.
I don't like the fact that this tax is on food bought at a grocery store. Taxing food is a regressive tax that hurts the poor more than the rich. All the city counsel members are Democrats, but they have proven that they are not for the working families by keeping low wages and increasing taxes.
When the bypass is completed this town will lose businesses, just like Walnut ridge . No tourists will be visiting here except for the families who have their parents buried here.
and

Bexar, AR

#14 Jun 14, 2013
guest wrote:
Get over it. We the people had the opportunity to vote and te majority voted to build the pool. That is how out government works! If you don't like our form of government in this country then move somewhere else. A special election makes no difference. Everyone knew there was an election, there were signs, articles, radio ads. If someone isn't motivated enough to educate themselves and take the time to vote then they shouldn't be voting anyway. Why don't you just move to corning??
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"A special election makes no difference."
BS there. and only an idiot wouldn't know it.
what's a better measure of all the people's true opinions. 3000 votes or 900. why do we have more at a general election vs a special election?

the council had supposedly been looking at the project for 3 years. plenty of time to get it on a general election ballot.
plain and simple they didn't, for a reason. obvious they wanted a low turnout and hoped many nos wouldn't make it to the polls. personal agendas win again over what is right.
more pure political game playing = poor leadership.

mayor slaps us in the face with a special election knowing many more won't vote that way, and then asks for our support after the vote. NO THANKS!
objection

Ash Flat, AR

#15 Jun 15, 2013
It was on open and widely publicized election. Anyone who wanted to vote could. Everyone in town knew about the vote. If they don't care enough to go vote then obviously they didn't care about the outcome. Not voting is as conscious of a decision as voting yes or no. The people who cared went out and voted and it passed. If it had passed on a general election ballot you would have argued putting it on there was politics as well. Go put on your big girl panties and get over it.
and wrote:
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"A special election makes no difference."
BS there. and only an idiot wouldn't know it.
what's a better measure of all the people's true opinions. 3000 votes or 900. why do we have more at a general election vs a special election?
the council had supposedly been looking at the project for 3 years. plenty of time to get it on a general election ballot.
plain and simple they didn't, for a reason. obvious they wanted a low turnout and hoped many nos wouldn't make it to the polls. personal agendas win again over what is right.
more pure political game playing = poor leadership.
mayor slaps us in the face with a special election knowing many more won't vote that way, and then asks for our support after the vote. NO THANKS!
Support Pocahontas

Bexar, AR

#16 Jun 15, 2013
objection wrote:
It was on open and widely publicized election. Anyone who wanted to vote could. Everyone in town knew about the vote. If they don't care enough to go vote then obviously they didn't care about the outcome. Not voting is as conscious of a decision as voting yes or no. The people who cared went out and voted and it passed. If it had passed on a general election ballot you would have argued putting it on there was politics as well. Go put on your big girl panties and get over it.
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Thank you Frank Biggers for you clarification on this. Of course since you aren't running for reelection( you couldn't win reelection anyway)it is clear that you never had the guts to stand up against things that are wrong here at the city.
Adam

Foley, AL

#17 Jun 15, 2013
Support Pocahontas wrote:
<quoted text> Thank you Frank Biggers for you clarification on this. Of course since you aren't running for reelection( you couldn't win reelection anyway)it is clear that you never had the guts to stand up against things that are wrong here at the city.
I bet he could win re election just like the pool vote won. What in those comments wasn't true? Nothing and you know it. You are Just a typical whiner and complainer!

He stood up and got rid of chad mulligan! At least that is one thing that was desperately needed!
council was chicken

Bexar, AR

#18 Jun 15, 2013
objection wrote:
It was on open and widely publicized election. Anyone who wanted to vote could. Everyone in town knew about the vote. If they don't care enough to go vote then obviously they didn't care about the outcome. Not voting is as conscious of a decision as voting yes or no. The people who cared went out and voted and it passed. If it had passed on a general election ballot you would have argued putting it on there was politics as well. Go put on your big girl panties and get over it.
<quoted text>
"A special election makes no difference."
BS there. and only an idiot wouldn't know it.
what's a better measure of all the people's true opinions. 3000 votes or 900. why do we have more at a general election vs a special election?

the council had supposedly been looking at the project for 3 years. plenty of time to get it on a general election ballot.
plain and simple they didn't, for a reason. obvious they wanted a low turnout and hoped many nos wouldn't make it to the polls. personal agendas win again over what is right.
more pure political game playing = poor leadership.

mayor slaps us in the face with a special election knowing many more won't vote that way, and then asks for our support after the vote. NO THANKS!
guest

Gore Springs, MS

#19 Jun 15, 2013
Adam wrote:
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I bet he could win re election just like the pool vote won. What in those comments wasn't true? Nothing and you know it. You are Just a typical whiner and complainer!
He stood up and got rid of chad mulligan! At least that is one thing that was desperately needed!
He did not do it until the FBI raided City Hall.
well

Bexar, AR

#20 Jun 15, 2013
revote would be interesting. have heard from many that they didn't vote because they never dreamed that it might pass.

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