Airport expansion

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Chip

Dawsonville, GA

#1 Dec 13, 2012
Airport Project:
Do the people of Blairsville want to expand the airport and as such increase air traffic noise?
Are our tax dollars well spent for such a project?
Will the larger airport & increased traffic really be an economic engine and bring jobs to Blairsville, as quoted in the paper by Mayor Conley?
I DONíT THINK SO !
Should this be a decision for the taxpayers to decide, I think so!
tax and spend

Jefferson, GA

#2 Dec 13, 2012
Chip wrote:
Airport Project:
Do the people of Blairsville want to expand the airport and as such increase air traffic noise?
Are our tax dollars well spent for such a project?
Will the larger airport & increased traffic really be an economic engine and bring jobs to Blairsville, as quoted in the paper by Mayor Conley?
I DONíT THINK SO !
Should this be a decision for the taxpayers to decide, I think so!
I think people have forgot about all the money already spent on expanding the airport when Lamar first came into office. Did that bring jobs??? HELL NO!!!!!

How did Blairsville all of a sudden get so rich????

They just spent $1,6325,000 on the Haralson Property in Blairsville. They want to spend 1.69 million on a water project.
And they want to expand the airport.

Don't forgety about the money that will be needed to IMPROVE the Haralson Property.

Looks like Conley and Lamar are doing a real good job at trying to bankrupt Union County. How in the world will WE be able to continue paying higher taxes to keep up with THEIR WANTS.
worried

Jefferson, GA

#3 Dec 13, 2012
I think we all been to worried about the
National Spending going off the FISCAL CLIFF
to pay pay attention to what is happening right in our hometown. Conley and Lamar are doing a great job of getting us there.

How are you planning on paying your taxes????
You Are An Idiot

Dahlonega, GA

#4 Dec 13, 2012
tax and spend wrote:
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I think people have forgot about all the money already spent on expanding the airport when Lamar first came into office. Did that bring jobs??? HELL NO!!!!!
How did Blairsville all of a sudden get so rich????
They just spent $1,6325,000 on the Haralson Property in Blairsville. They want to spend 1.69 million on a water project.
And they want to expand the airport.
Don't forgety about the money that will be needed to IMPROVE the Haralson Property.
Looks like Conley and Lamar are doing a real good job at trying to bankrupt Union County. How in the world will WE be able to continue paying higher taxes to keep up with THEIR WANTS.
Actually, the money spent by the county was from a grant, and it did bring employment. The article - if you had any reading comprehension - clearly states that the new airport road was also used as an avenue for bringing the water line to the new Walmart. And, of course, Walmart did indeed create many, many jobs that were needed here.
Literate

Albertville, AL

#5 Dec 13, 2012
You Are An Idiot wrote:
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Actually, the money spent by the county was from a grant, and it did bring employment. The article - if you had any reading comprehension - clearly states that the new airport road was also used as an avenue for bringing the water line to the new Walmart. And, of course, Walmart did indeed create many, many jobs that were needed here.
the only thing Wal Mart did for,er,TO this town is try to prep it to be another Ellijay. Who the heck wants that?
Lamar

Cleveland, GA

#6 Dec 13, 2012
Literate wrote:
<quoted text> the only thing Wal Mart did for,er,TO this town is try to prep it to be another Ellijay. Who the heck wants that?
I want that. Do you realize how much tax money I can get out of all those restaurants and such. I can build a new road and run water to every piece of property I own and look at what I can do for by buddies. Why I could even build a monument and a museum in my name. Hurry up all you dumb people and build all those eating joints so I can tax you. If you residents don't like it you can move to Towns county and have those low taxes but you won't have a horse arena, or mansion on the hill or anything like that. You will have a farmers market and community center and those things that everyone can enjoy.
ncgirl77

Dawsonville, GA

#7 Dec 14, 2012
How many people actually fly here?
are you kidding

Jefferson, GA

#8 Dec 14, 2012
You Are An Idiot wrote:
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Actually, the money spent by the county was from a grant, and it did bring employment. The article - if you had any reading comprehension - clearly states that the new airport road was also used as an avenue for bringing the water line to the new Walmart. And, of course, Walmart did indeed create many, many jobs that were needed here.
Who is the idiot? Where do you think the grant money comes from? Are you one of those people that thinks Obama GIVES YOU EVERYTHING?
My Opinion

Dawsonville, GA

#9 Dec 14, 2012
You Are An Idiot wrote:
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Actually, the money spent by the county was from a grant, and it did bring employment. The article - if you had any reading comprehension - clearly states that the new airport road was also used as an avenue for bringing the water line to the new Walmart. And, of course, Walmart did indeed create many, many jobs that were needed here.
Oh yeah we'll take all the $7.50 an hour jobs that we can get. God forbid if someone tries to bring in jobs that actually pay a decent wage!
Informed Opinion

San Josť, Costa Rica

#10 Dec 14, 2012
You Are An Idiot wrote:
<quoted text>Actually, the money spent by the county was from a grant, and it did bring employment. The article - if you had any reading comprehension - clearly states that the new airport road was also used as an avenue for bringing the water line to the new Walmart. And, of course, Walmart did indeed create many, many jobs that were needed here.
Some good points.

But most studies have demonstrated that a Walmart results in a net loss of jobs as other retailers,(mostly "Mom and Pop" or "Family" businesses), go under, or do not expand as they would have absent Walmart.

Additionally, as a substantial percentage of Walmart employee qualify for government health care programs, food stamps, and other social services, we taxpayers get to subsidize Walmart's extraordinary profits.(Ah, but we love corporate welfare).

Thus Walmarts generally result in higher unemployment, increased public costs, and decreased public revenue.
Long Live the Fruitloops

Dahlonega, GA

#11 Dec 14, 2012
Informed Opinion wrote:
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Some good points.
But most studies have demonstrated that a Walmart results in a net loss of jobs as other retailers,(mostly "Mom and Pop" or "Family" businesses), go under, or do not expand as they would have absent Walmart.
Additionally, as a substantial percentage of Walmart employee qualify for government health care programs, food stamps, and other social services, we taxpayers get to subsidize Walmart's extraordinary profits.(Ah, but we love corporate welfare).
Thus Walmarts generally result in higher unemployment, increased public costs, and decreased public revenue.
You have some interesting points also.

But nearly all jobs around here likely qualify for "government health care programs, food stamps, and other social services." Shall we just push a "zero growth" agenda and keep all new businesses out?
Chip

Cleveland, GA

#12 Jan 23, 2013
Airport expansion:
The airport is supported by taxpayerís period.(Whether government grants or local tax revenue, makes no difference!)
The ludicrous comment in regards to bring water to Wal-Mart is typical political bull.
(Wal-Mart would have gotten their water regardless.)
Will it bring more jobs or increase Blairsvilleís tax base?
(Iíd like to see proof of such!)
Whatís the percentage of business use compared to private???
(Excluding private lessons.)
I moved to Blairsville to retire and enjoy a serene life style and as such I support local businesses and tax base.
I did not come hear to listen to a lot of air traffic or breath increased pollution caused by the toys of the rich.
If any one should financially support the airport and the expansion of, it should be the people who use it.
(Not the taxpayers!)
Please use tax payer's money judiciously.
wakeupguys

Alto, GA

#13 Jan 23, 2013
Guess most of you are not from here? The airport expansions are to serve a few rich folks here. It is a popular hobby here with a dozen or two major movers and shakers here from old established families. It is pretty much a joke we all have to pay for a few peoples hobbies. It is the popular hobby here for the six or so families who run most everything and all marry each other. I am surprised how many people are unaware of this. It is not that they think it will bring jobs..they just have to say that. It is simply the fact that the politicians and the average voter don't know how to say no to these guys.
hahaha

Dawsonville, GA

#14 Jan 23, 2013
ncgirl77 wrote:
How many people actually fly here?
hahahaha - that was such a simple way to perfectly sum up the stupidity of this whole idea. Absolutely beautiful.
Bet you did not know

Clarkesville, GA

#15 Jan 24, 2013
wakeupguys wrote:
Guess most of you are not from here? The airport expansions are to serve a few rich folks here. It is a popular hobby here with a dozen or two major movers and shakers here from old established families. It is pretty much a joke we all have to pay for a few peoples hobbies. It is the popular hobby here for the six or so families who run most everything and all marry each other. I am surprised how many people are unaware of this. It is not that they think it will bring jobs..they just have to say that. It is simply the fact that the politicians and the average voter don't know how to say no to these guys.
You people don't know what your talking about. Just how would this county survive without the privileged? Anyway I brought my wife here. Have you seen the women of the elite?
wakeupguys

Alto, GA

#16 Jan 24, 2013
Bet you did not know wrote:
<quoted text>You people don't know what your talking about. Just how would this county survive without the privileged? Anyway I brought my wife here. Have you seen the women of the elite?
I think we would survive quite well. These wealthy here are mostly land wealthy and provide very few jobs...they sit on big tracts of land that is taxed very low or run a small company that pretty much just employs their family. They don't provide much charity or do much for the community with their wealth. The women...well a mixed bag..lol...there are some cute ones that married in.
I have nothing against wealthy people here or anywhere. In many places they are the movers and shakers who create jobs and bring up a community. That is just not the case here for most of the wealthy families. They do however have sway over what they want done with taxpayer money here and expanding the airport for the favorite hobby of the local rich is a good example. There is also a bit of a carryover from when the poor here worshiped them, so they seem to have some cache with that set. Most of us not born here could give a crap less who they are as we need nothing they have to offer and owe them nothing and they are decent people just like most everyone here. Let's face though, they don't golf or patronize the arts. They run gentleman's farms, fly planes and make sure their children live a good lifestyle. We have plenty of wealthy retirees here and a few fly...but it it is the chosen hobby of the local elite and that is why we have even more airport expansion and several nice families had to loose their home to expand it last time.
Not the Average Local

Dahlonega, GA

#17 Jan 24, 2013
You're wrong about one thing. Not all of the locals "worship" these supposed elites. There are a lot of people who are not impressed with their money or business strategies. I've always laughed at how some people think these guys have all the power. B.S. If you don't want to be beholding to these guys, go bank at one of the other banks they don't own or don't buy what they sell. We are no longer a one-bank, one-hardware store town like it used to be. Power is really only in the hands of those we give it to.
Bet you did not know

Clarkesville, GA

#18 Jan 24, 2013
But But But if the elite don't steal from us who can they steal from. You don't really think any of them could handle a good days work do you?
Kingdom Come

Dawsonville, GA

#19 Jan 28, 2013
What is flying in and out that is so important to expand? I mean you buy these peoples land for more than it is worth to fly airplanes in to a dead end town? Why bother? Most who are royalty here have enough acreage to build their own landing. Hell look at the hospital landing pad and Brasstown Valleys? No, I am not this damn smart. I just ask what others are asking.
chevy

Dahlonega, GA

#20 Jan 28, 2013
Kingdom Come wrote:
What is flying in and out that is so important to expand? I mean you buy these peoples land for more than it is worth to fly airplanes in to a dead end town? Why bother? Most who are royalty here have enough acreage to build their own landing. Hell look at the hospital landing pad and Brasstown Valleys? No, I am not this damn smart. I just ask what others are asking.
I totally agree with you. you are "not this damn smart".

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