— Reference the June 5 front page article in the GDN ‘Local TSPLOST plan better than Atlanta’s’, I consider the way that the law is written to where if defeated, a re-vote is on the ballot in two years and a 20 percent penalty on matching funds is a pure socialist example of what government has become. How un-American can it be to be penalized for the way you vote? This goes higher than the local and state levels. This is Obamaism at its best. I an voting no on July 31, and will be proud to pay a 20 percent loss in federal funds. And in 2014, I’ll still vote no when it’s on the ballot again. This president, if re-elected, will drive the USA to be a third-world country.
— The Georgia Public Policy Foundation did an analysis of the various Regional TSPLOST plans and said that “purely economic development” projects “have no role in a transportation project list.” But the proposed new Spalding County airport is continuously being justified to Spalding County residents as an “economic development project.” That tells me the airport project should not be included in the TSPLOST since the Georgia Public Policy Foundation analysis says it shouldn’t be included.
— Well, I guess we’re getting a new airport whether we vote for it or not. Seems they’ve come up with a legal way to force their wants on the taxpayers. What they’re doing is sidestepping the voters’ rights. Maybe it’s time we have a change in commissioners and elect some with common sense.
— I can’t wait for football season to start. Nobody cares about basketball or baseball.
— The TSPLOST will legally bind Spalding County for 10 years to another 1 percent sales tax. Then when the spenders want another SPLOST a couple of years from now they’ll ask for another 1 percent and another 10-year committment and it goes on and on. It won’t end until voters say no to these subtle and constant tax increases and tax increases is what these splost votes are all about.
— Harry Greene, You are my hero. You took the Griffin city government to the wall. I am glad that you exposed this Mickey Mouse government — sorry, Mickey — for what it really is. I don’t know what your business does, but if I can use its services, you have got a new customer. Harry, can we talk you into running for public office? Lead us into battle. We, the silent majority, will follow.