PhD

Saint Marys, GA

#61 Feb 17, 2013
Accountant wrote:
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That may well be the dumbest anti-SPLOST statement I've heard. So you plan to punish council by voting no and placing further burden on the taxpayers? Without a continuation of SPLOST (a tax that we've had for over 30 years) we'll all be crushed.
Furthermore, expressing the logic that having a tax for 30 years is justifiable to keep voting it in...what this does is create a false sense of a revenue stream when taxation becomes an unpopular correction to a stagnant local economy. And we have reached that page in this chapter.

Lowndes County SPLOST failed the past Nov. and it will likely fail here especially after the State and the local Chamber's of Commerce advocated for a horrible projects list.

Again, we have the same government sycophantic ideators spending time and energy on campaigning for a tax. That appears to me to be the most idiotic platform to campaign on...campaigning for a tax. That is like a dentist trying to sell a root canal procedure to a bunch of old people with dentures.
Truth is

United States

#62 Feb 17, 2013
Truth & Humor!! I love it!

If the Chamber & Camden Partnership are spending as much money campaigning for this tax EVERYONE should be aware.
Sane Citizen

United States

#63 Feb 18, 2013
What really amazes me are the idiots who tell people to vote no on SPLOST VII so that they can "punish" past and future city councils. The only people who will be hurt if VII fails to pass are the taxpayers who'll have to shoulder the increases in water/sewer and millage rates. We can either put the burden right on struggling families in Camden or share it through VII (12-15% of which is paid by tourists and visitors). This isn't a new tax or a tax increase: it's just the continuation of an existing tax that helps everyone. The cracked little teapot wants to "punish" St. Marys City Council by making the citizens pay. Dumb and dumber.
PhD

Saint Marys, GA

#64 Feb 18, 2013
Sane Citizen wrote:
What really amazes me are the idiots who tell people to vote no on SPLOST VII so that they can "punish" past and future city councils. The only people who will be hurt if VII fails to pass are the taxpayers who'll have to shoulder the increases in water/sewer and millage rates. We can either put the burden right on struggling families in Camden or share it through VII (12-15% of which is paid by tourists and visitors). This isn't a new tax or a tax increase: it's just the continuation of an existing tax that helps everyone. The cracked little teapot wants to "punish" St. Marys City Council by making the citizens pay. Dumb and dumber.
The cracked teapot has been cracked a long time...that thing is whistling loud now. And it will get louder.
Telling it like it is

Woodbine, GA

#65 Feb 18, 2013
Moreno Jay wrote:
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I have no doubt that you would. Just don't make me have to shoot your pit bull.
I don't own a pit bull. But, I would spit right in your face if the opportunity ever presented itself. You aren't worth the effort of conversation.
Big GVMT Sux

United States

#66 Feb 18, 2013
The more tax revenue government crooks can get their hands on the more tax revenue the crooks in government will steal or spend. BIG GOVERNMENT SUX AND BIG GOVERNMENT SUCKS BIG.
Wonder

United States

#67 Feb 18, 2013
who will inherit those SPLOST contracts? Only problem here in Camden is the crooks behind the vote. How many people other than the contractors who ALWAYS seem to get their hand in the till! All the SPLOST money in Kingsland mostly goes to. Bill Gross! All the SPLOST money in St. Mary's mostly goes to Doyle Strickland!
Idiot

Saint Marys, GA

#68 Feb 18, 2013
Sane Citizen wrote:
What really amazes me are the idiots who tell people to vote no on SPLOST VII so that they can "punish" past and future city councils. The only people who will be hurt if VII fails to pass are the taxpayers who'll have to shoulder the increases in water/sewer and millage rates. We can either put the burden right on struggling families in Camden or share it through VII (12-15% of which is paid by tourists and visitors). This isn't a new tax or a tax increase: it's just the continuation of an existing tax that helps everyone. The cracked little teapot wants to "punish" St. Marys City Council by making the citizens pay. Dumb and dumber.
I get it, Splost is free. This is not a new tax. Tourist pay, I get it. Free, free, free.......
NavyEagle

United States

#69 Feb 18, 2013
I just have one request for anyone who votes against SPLOST VII. Don't come crying to Topix when your millage and water rates double.
Tax Payer

United States

#70 Feb 18, 2013
NavyEagle wrote:
I just have one request for anyone who votes against SPLOST VII. Don't come crying to Topix when your millage and water rates double.
I'll vote to send the crooks and bastards to prison who have screwed the people of St Marys by subsidizing developers at the expense of homeowners. Overdevelopment and excess water and sewer lines have killed this city.

Ditto for the KAMDEN KOUNTY KOMMISSIONERS. The rape continues since the KOMMISSION voted to lower impact fees so existing homeowning tax payers pay for future developments.
Remember

Herndon, PA

#71 Feb 18, 2013
Yes they'll come when it's voted down and they quadruple !!
Idiot

Saint Marys, GA

#72 Feb 18, 2013
NavyEagle wrote:
I just have one request for anyone who votes against SPLOST VII. Don't come crying to Topix when your millage and water rates double.
I'm crying now. Every time our town politicians reaches into the splost bucket for special interest projects. I'm glad it's just free money otherwise I'd be really pissed.

Imagine the council coming before the tax payers to say mill rates are going up for major Orange Hall, Aquatic projects and new tourist trolleys just to mention a few. How did they get by in the old days before free splost money?
bad money

Savannah, GA

#73 Feb 18, 2013
Let me make sure I understand this. If the voters of Camden County don't approve a new SPLOST, the city of St. Marys will have to dramatically raise water and sewer rates. Why should I care if I live outside St. Marys city limits? Why should I have to feel obligated to support a tax that has become a trough for elected officials to grab handfuls of money from to pay for projects nobody but an handful of people want? What do the rest of the county residents get in return? SPLOST is another one of those one-time taxes that we continue to approve. It's interesting that Glynn County voters rejected a SPLOST in 2011 and they have managed to survive.
Simplistic dolt

Cumming, GA

#74 Feb 18, 2013
NavyEagle wrote:
I just have one request for anyone who votes against SPLOST VII. Don't come crying to Topix when your millage and water rates double.
No problem. After several decades, heck, it's been generations of thumbing it's nose at the rest of the county, St. Marys wants a bailout from the 70% of the population that doesn't live or own property in St. Marys. We'll flock to the polls in obsequious obedience to our betters. After all, what's good for St. Marys is good for the county, correct?
NavyEagle

United States

#75 Feb 18, 2013
bad money and simplistic dolt, have you even bothered to read about SPLOST VII and what benefits the County, Kingsland and Woodbine will receive or are you too steeped in your tea to educate yourselves?
Table

Clayton, MI

#76 Feb 18, 2013
bad money wrote:
Let me make sure I understand this. If the voters of Camden County don't approve a new SPLOST, the city of St. Marys will have to dramatically raise water and sewer rates. Why should I care if I live outside St. Marys city limits? Why should I have to feel obligated to support a tax that has become a trough for elected officials to grab handfuls of money from to pay for projects nobody but an handful of people want? What do the rest of the county residents get in return? SPLOST is another one of those one-time taxes that we continue to approve. It's interesting that Glynn County voters rejected a SPLOST in 2011 and they have managed to survive.
Your county taxes will go up because the county gets that money too. And they have projects to complete. Go ahead and cut off your nose.

“Master o Public Administration”

Since: Oct 10

St. Marys, GA

#77 Feb 18, 2013
Telling it like it is wrote:
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There you go with your predictions again. You have a poor record as it is Jay. I think you better stop while you are ahead.
My problem is that my estimation of the stupidity of Camden voters is never quite low enough.
Jorge

Herndon, PA

#78 Feb 18, 2013
Moreno Jay wrote:
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My problem is that my estimation of the stupidity of Camden voters is never quite low enough.
What brought you to St Marys, Jay? Your family obviously did not come over on the Mayflower.
Idiot

Saint Marys, GA

#79 Feb 18, 2013
Moreno Jay wrote:
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My problem is that my estimation of the stupidity of Camden voters is never quite low enough.
With the defeat of your beloved Tsplost when exactly will the world come to an end?
Native Son

Sun City Center, FL

#80 Feb 18, 2013
Their is another opiton, St marys will and should default on their bond. The city is dead, not dying , DEAD. Their is no industry, no jobs, no hope of jobs. Wake up and admit were broke and cant tax our way out of this hole.

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