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What really bothers me about E-SPLOST is the special vote. Why was this not put on the ballot during the last election? Why spend money on this special vote? That in itself was enough for me to vote "no."
This is not spending your money wisely. To be honest, I've been taxed to the poorhouse. They say if we voted against this, we will pay higher property taxes. Are they going to guarantee us they're not going to raise our taxes?
After seeing the things going on with the Hall County commissioners, I don't trust them with my money. I'd like to know how many people have been laid off from the county government, especially the departments dealing with building industries.
They're spending money on ballfields and libraries, while I'm having to learn to live on 60 percent less income. If they want to know how to save money in these trying times, call me and I'll explain how my family does it. For one thing, we haven't built on to our house and I haven't built a ballfield. When are they going to realize we're in a recession? If they think it's not a recession, come to my house and I'll show you.
I don't trust our local or state governments. If I can live on less, I think they can also.