Teacher

United States

#81 Feb 18, 2013
Native Son wrote:
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.
Just out of curiosity, how do you even manage to read a ballot?
Camden

United States

#82 Feb 18, 2013
Anyone with a functional IQ understands the importance of SPLOST VII (unless, of course, they're blinded by bitterness because they lost the race for a council seat). VII is good for the County, good for each city and good for the taxpayers. Here's a hint: when there's a larger tax-base from which to draw, the burden on each citizen is lessened. What do some of you people find so confusing about that?
Less Is Best

United States

#83 Feb 18, 2013
Camden wrote:
Anyone with a functional IQ understands the importance of SPLOST VII (unless, of course, they're blinded by bitterness because they lost the race for a council seat). VII is good for the County, good for each city and good for the taxpayers. Here's a hint: when there's a larger tax-base from which to draw, the burden on each citizen is lessened. What do some of you people find so confusing about that?
Could be true, but when we are governed by wasteful crooks and idiots it is best to deprive them of any more tax revenue to steal or waste.
Question

Herndon, PA

#84 Feb 19, 2013
Someone please correct me if I'm wrong here but if St. Marys were to default on the water sewer bond wouldn't they just take it over and raise fees to satify the bond. In reality there is no way to walk away from the bond because it is secured by the fees paid to the city for water and sewer services. Am I correct?
Anon

United States

#85 Feb 19, 2013
Only problem with the logic of voting for this to AVOID elevation in millage rate. Guess what whether this is voted for or against, your millage rate will be elevated. Via school board, cities and county!

The madness must stop somewhere! The elected are NOT fiscally responsible, hence all the unnecessary purchases with SPLOST funds. Not taking into consideration if you build it with SPLOST you have to maintain it with taxes.

Vote NO! We can't afford this right now! By voting not our sales tax will reduce. Saving money on groceries etc during this difficult time.
Simplistic dolt

Cumming, GA

#86 Feb 19, 2013
Anon wrote:
Only problem with the logic of voting for this to AVOID elevation in millage rate. Guess what whether this is voted for or against, your millage rate will be elevated. Via school board, cities and county!
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Don't know why they would need to raise the millage rate. TPTB have already agreed that the tax base is in good enough shape they can exempt what's arguably the most valuable real estate in the county with a TAD.
Bad Government

United States

#87 Feb 19, 2013
Simplistic dolt wrote:
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Don't know why they would need to raise the millage rate. TPTB have already agreed that the tax base is in good enough shape they can exempt what's arguably the most valuable real estate in the county with a TAD.
Bad decisions continue. Wasteful spending continues. A handful of croney capitalistic crooks make money, the rest pays.
Wake Up

United States

#88 Feb 19, 2013
Bad Government wrote:
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Bad decisions continue. Wasteful spending continues. A handful of croney capitalistic crooks make money, the rest pays.
Yeah, yeah, "cronies", "real estate cartels"...it all sucks but voting down SPLOST VII won't change that. It will just put an extra burden on the taxpayers. If someone offered to pay 12-15% of your mortgage would you turn them down? That's how much SPLOST money is generated by tourists in Camden. Wake up and smell reality! We need this SPLOST more than ever before.

“Master o Public Administration”

Since: Oct 10

St. Marys, GA

#89 Feb 19, 2013
Bad Government wrote:
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Bad decisions continue. Wasteful spending continues. A handful of croney capitalistic crooks make money, the rest pays.
I'll be so glad when you TP people go the way of Burchers, flouridation conspiracists, tri-lateral commission conspiracists, Larouchies, Perotistas, and sundry other flash-in-the-pan nut case evangelists so that we can get back to re-building Buckley/Reagan conservatism.
WTF

Kingsland, GA

#90 Feb 19, 2013
Wake Up wrote:
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Yeah, yeah, "cronies", "real estate cartels"...it all sucks but voting down SPLOST VII won't change that. It will just put an extra burden on the taxpayers. If someone offered to pay 12-15% of your mortgage would you turn them down? That's how much SPLOST money is generated by tourists in Camden. Wake up and smell reality! We need this SPLOST more than ever before.
wake up please explain how someone will pay 12-15% of my mortgage my home is paid for. And if you think that our taxes will go down you need to buy some of that beachfront property in Folkston. Our taxes and St.Marys water bill is going up no matter what.
Until the 7 idiots see that the city is over staffed/paid and under worked they will always go up. What I cant understand is they have paid Doyle Strickland close to a half a million in last 2 years but cant give city emplotees a raise in last 4 or 5.
That there should tell the workers that they spend money for votes and could care a rats ass about them.

I WILL NEVER VOTE ON A TAX RAISE!!!!
I said it before the first SPLOST if it ever passed it would be here to stay for the spending habits of politicians and ya have proven me right.
They ran for office now make them make some choices we all know they need to make. Why keep kicking the can down the road bite the bullet and raise taxes or make adjustments.
Government Pigs

United States

#91 Feb 19, 2013
Moreno Jay wrote:
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I'll be so glad when you TP people go the way of Burchers, flouridation conspiracists, tri-lateral commission conspiracists, Larouchies, Perotistas, and sundry other flash-in-the-pan nut case evangelists so that we can get back to re-building Buckley/Reagan conservatism.
We will spend every dollar of tax revenue we can get, anyway we can get it.
Wake Up

United States

#92 Feb 19, 2013
Wow, WTF, you really aren't too bright, are you? Try reading the information reaaaallly slooowly. Maybe that will help.
Jorge

Herndon, PA

#93 Feb 19, 2013
Wake Up wrote:
Wow, WTF, you really aren't too bright, are you? Try reading the information reaaaallly slooowly. Maybe that will help.
WTF & Miami appear to be from the same gene pool.
Tired of Tea

United States

#94 Feb 19, 2013
The fading gasps of the local Tea Party are protesting SPLOST VII. They seem to think that if it fails to pass they'll be striking a blow for "we the people." What they don't care about is "we the taxpayers."
Read over the past 30+ years of SPLOST in Camden and then do the math - that's what would have come out of our wallets. Have city councils screwed up? Absolutely! Is now the time to make crash-and-burn empty gestures of tea-bag protest and burden the taxpayers even more? No.
If you don't like your city councils then vote them out. Just don't turn down SPLOST VII because of a handful of disgruntled wanna-bes who lost the game and want to take the rest of us down.
Anon

Prairie Village, KS

#95 Feb 20, 2013
Maybe if I was guaranteed a slice of the pie I'd be out promoting the SPLOST.:) wink, wink Chamber & Camden Partnership.

Bill Gross your bailout is On the way.

“Master o Public Administration”

Since: Oct 10

St. Marys, GA

#96 Feb 20, 2013
Jeremy Spencer, I read you letter-to-the editor this morning.

Question: If you are going to sign your name in the T&G to the same looney, anachistic, messianic, Tea Party crap you spout here, why not do it in your real name here?
Anon

Prairie Village, KS

#97 Feb 20, 2013
I didn't find his letter to be "loney" at all! I'm a Republican and I'm voting against giving these jackasses anymore money to steal, misuse, provide bailouts for contractor, spend unwisely or to build anymore oversized structures!
Really

Prairie Village, KS

#98 Feb 20, 2013
I've learned if the Chamber/Camden Partnership/Camden Rotary Club (which by the way is one in the same) is aggressively supporting something; it's in my best interest to vote against it.
Anon

Prairie Village, KS

#99 Feb 20, 2013
Loney- looney
Moreno Jay

Herndon, PA

#100 Feb 20, 2013
Moreno Jay wrote:
Jeremy Spencer, I read you letter-to-the editor this morning.
Question: If you are going to sign your name in the T&G to the same looney, anachistic, messianic, Tea Party crap you spout here, why not do it in your real name here?
Better yet, why don't I just respond to Jeremy's LTE in the T&G so everyone can see who the REAL nut is.

Oh wait, I think they already know. Scratch that.

PS: I don't know what "anachistic" means, either.

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