BoE salivating over uncertain new tax

Tue, 08/19/2008 - 3:07pm
By: Letters to the ...

While reading the article about the Fayette County School Board’s debate over placing a SPLOST proposal on the November ballot, it became clear to me how elected officials seem to salivate over the possibility of new tax dollars.

Janet Smola’s unscientific survey of cars in the parking lot at The Avenue brings this to light. In 15 minutes she counted 78 vehicles from other counties and seemed to be thrilled at fleecing out of county shoppers of their money.

How many vehicles were from Fayette? They will be getting fleeced as well.

Peachtree City’s and Fayette County’s economies surely benefit from our lower than average sales tax rate, and that could be the very reason those shoppers were at The Avenue.

Raise the sales tax rate and you have leveled the playing field, which will have those shoppers thinking twice about coming to Fayette County to shop.

Who gets left holding the bag? The citizens of Fayette county.

I will hand it to the board on seeking tax increases through referendum, and giving me the chance to vote yes or no on whether my taxes go up.

Bob Todd’s decision to abstain is nothing more than passing the buck. We elected our officials to make decisions. If Bob Todd is against it, he needs to stand up and vote no and let the chips fall where they may.

The Fayette County School Board is acting like our ever popular (13 percent approval rate and falling) U.S. Congress.

Marcy Eisenburg

Fayetteville, Ga.

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