Georgia Taxpayers Alliance, Inc. www.gataxpayers.com
November 4, 2010
For Immediate Release
Contact: James Bell
Tax Group to fight Cobb County SPLOST Tax $745 Million
The Georgia Taxpayers Alliance, Inc. will hold a public meeting to launch a campaign against the proposed continuation of a one percent Special Local Option Sales Tax in Cobb County.
The meeting will be this Saturday 12:00 Noon - 1pm at the Cobb Central Library at 266 Roswell Street, Marietta, GA 30060.
James Bell, Director of the Georgia Taxpayers Alliance, Inc.(GTA) said his group will launch a “Get out the Vote” Campaign and encourage voters to reject the continuation of the one percent sales tax.
“We need an economic stimulus for Cobb County”, Bell said.“I can’t think of a better way to stimulate the economy than to put $750 million back into the pockets of the citizens of Cobb County.” Bell claims that a reduction in sales tax will boost retail sales and make Cobb County more competitive.
Cobb County officials have failed to deliver all of the projects from the 2005 SPLOST and now they are asking for more money, according to Bell.
“Public officials are like drug addicts with our tax dollars”, said Bell.“We give them a billion dollars and they want another billion. They are never satisfied.”
According to Bell, the Board of Commissioner will call the special election on March 15, 2011 because historically only 10 percent of voters will go to the polls. This special election will cost taxpayers nearly $400,000.
“We think this will be a 50/50 vote. Our campaign will encourage the other 90% of voters to show up at the polls and vote this tax down”.
James Bell has lead several anti-SPLOST campaigns and has won the Sam Adams Alliance “Tea Party Award” for helping to defeat other tax increases.