This is why most people quit voting in Fayette County

The Direct PAC's (a political action committee devoted to furthering the interest of real estate developers) Jim Stinson directed me to Harold Logsdon's promise letter in the archives of The Citizen. Much like Direct PAC's propaganda, Logsdon makes whatever promises are necessary to get elected only to feed the special interests (and himself) when he takes office.

Oh yes, he followed a business model alright: Enron. He raised taxes to the highest level in Peachtree City's history. He lies continuously. He has been of great financial assistance to the developer that funded his campaign. He's enabling the largest source point of traffic jams on our roads. He committed to paying back illegal loans from the development commission. But the icing on the cake is his desire to double his salary.

I pasted the Logsdon letter below:

Bring business efficiency to PTC
October 5, 2005

The budgeting and management of our taxpayer revenues and city resources are always major tasks facing any mayor or chief executive.
It’s obvious to me that there is more that can be done as mayor to provide leadership in more efficient uses of your tax dollars.
I would like to propose common-sense business principles in finding ways to control spending. By assessing each department we can get a detailed perspective on where to set our priorities for the budget while saving in less needed areas.
I want to use my 36 years of experience in professional financial planning, auditing, business operations, and fraud investigation to make informed decisions with our tax dollars.
The controversies surrounding the current budget and the management of resources have left question marks surrounding our current government. I want to bring stability and experience to the management of our resources as your next mayor.
I want to bring the efficiency of better business practices to our government structure. This includes controlling spending.
Our city has seen tax increases every year since our current mayor took office. This year we faced another 4.5 percent tax increase, while visible signs of infrastructure problems continue to appear.
I want to use my experience in financial planning and business operations as well as my experience as a certified auditor to better manage our budget and reduce the tax burden on our citizens.
One way to control spending and evaluate government programs is zero-based budgeting. By starting from zero in each department, working closely with individual department heads, and highlighting our most pressing needs, we can better manage our resources while simultaneously identifying waste in our budget.
Peachtree City needs leadership with experience in financial management and planning, and I have the experience necessary to provide that leadership for our community. I am ready to take up this challenge, and with your help we will work together to ensure a bright future for our community.
Harold Logsdon
Candidate for mayor
Peachtree City, Ga.

What a joke!

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Submitted by mudcat on Thu, 10/19/2006 - 8:10pm.

Some facts you may want to consider:
1. You are an idiot.
2. Plenty of people voted you out last time and there were thousands of them - and they were not all developers.
3. No one cares what you have to say.
4. Direct PAC went away last year.
5. You are an idiot.

There, 5 reasons to ignore you.

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Submitted by Spear Road Guy on Thu, 10/19/2006 - 8:50pm.

You're long on insults and short on substance tonight.

Vote Republican (except Westmoreland)

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Submitted by DragNet on Fri, 10/20/2006 - 9:08am.

(except Westmoreland, Bush, Cheney, Rice, Rumsfeld, Foley, Abramoff, Hastert, DeLay, Tancredo, etc, etc, etc....ooops!)
Making you think twice......

Submitted by OldSchoolFootball on Thu, 10/19/2006 - 8:16pm.

Isn't name calling beneth you? Why all the hate? I thought you were mellow....meow.

Submitted by McDonoughDawg on Thu, 10/19/2006 - 8:45am.

And I will never vote for Brown for anything either.

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Submitted by Spear Road Guy on Thu, 10/19/2006 - 9:29am.

McDonoughDawg your a nice guy, but I have never figured out why you hate Steve Brown so badly. What's the deal? There's got to be a story behind it. You don't seem like one of the Direct PAC idiots. I remember you pulling for Logsdon in a big way in November/December. I choose Logsdon for the same horse crap promises he made about taxes in this blog. Once the lies kept coming, I got off his ship in a hurry. There's no such thing as loyality when people do that kind of stuff.

No one has made me appreciate Brown more than Harold Logsdon. The whole TDK thing is a scam. I mean how many times can they lie about that whole deal and still get away with it?

Personally, I think apathy in the populous due to "if I'm doing just fine, then I don't care about participating" is more of a problem than corrupt politicians. As much as Logsdon has lied on various issues, most people in this town couldn't tell you what was going on in local politics. You have to sexually intice young boys to even break the headlines in politics these days. People don't care about corruption as long they're having a good old time.

Vote Republican (except Westmoreland)

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