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How do you feel about the transportation sales tax up for a vote July 31?


rwdragon86: May 8, 2012 1:31 p.m.

You are a sucker if you think the money will be spent wisely. You are a sucker to think it would improve transportation for Hall County. You are a sucker to think that the tax would actually ever go away. Once a SPLOST gets enacted it ends up being renewed with little notice. VOTE NO.

imzachsdad: May 8, 2012 2:23 p.m.

VOTE NO for SPLOST. That's how the HOV lanes in Gwinnett County and some of Dekalb county were paid for and are now toll lanes... why should the people of Georgia approve a new tax only to get exploited down the road.

gambler: May 9, 2012 9:50 p.m.

IF this thing passes, anyone trying to sell anything in Hall county will be at a disadvantage trying to compete with the other counties with lower tax rates. How many businesses will be put out of business because they are having to charge higher sales taxes? I wonder if Butch Miller would be supporting the program if he was going to have to charge the extra sales taxes on his new cars on his lot. But he will not have to do that now that the state is doing away with sales taxes on new and used cars sold at car lot. Old Butch has played this one like a pro.

gambler: May 9, 2012 10:02 p.m.

As I understand it, the state has decided to do away with sales taxes on cars, new and used, period. They are going to replace the tax with a "title fee" of 6.5 percent on all cars sold, new or used at a lot and also between individuals (private sales). This will raise much more money for the state than did the sales taxes, it will also level the playing field for all the car dealers in Ga. Now they are all on the same tax rates unlike before where some counties charging less sales taxes meant a lower overall price for a new or used car sold by a dealer in those lower tax rate counties. Now the extra tsplost will not hurt the car dealers, which by the way is your second largest purchase outside of your house.

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