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Archive for October, 2010

“Stan Gunter Is Hereby Charged With Gross Dereliction of Fiduciary Duty”

PV, Thursday, October 28th, 2010

Rumors have it that current Enotah Circuit District Attorney Stanley Gunter cannot be bothered with doing his job in enforcing the law against former Union County Tax Commission office employee Joy Griggs, who was terminated in June 2010 for (according to current Tax Commissioner JW Payne) borrowing money from the Union County coffers, admitting to […]

Stan Gunter: Showing Political Favoritism BEFORE He Gets On The Bench

politicalvine, Monday, October 25th, 2010

Rumors have it that Court of Appeals Candidate N. Stanley Gunter has quite the record of turning a blind eye to prosecuting felony lawbreakers when the person in question is a member of his own political party. PV Provides A Little Background: In 2002, Gunter was elected as a Democrat to be District Attorney of […]

2010 Georgia Ballot Questions – How PV Is Voting (and Why)

PV, Sunday, October 17th, 2010

Ballot Amendment #1: NO Ballot Amendment #2: YES Ballot Amendment #3: YES Ballot Amendment #4: YES Ballot Amendment #5: YES Ballot Referendum to Exempt Business Inventories from State Tax: YES

2010 Georgia Ballot Amendment 1 – VOTE NO

Bill Simon, Saturday, October 16th, 2010

AMENDMENT 1 – Non-Compete Clauses in Contracts This is how the amendment will read on your ballot: “Shall the Constitution of Georgia be amended so as to make Georgia more economically competitive by authorizing legislation to uphold reasonable competitive agreements?” Doesn’t that just sound so warm & fuzzy? After all, “more economically competitive” kinda says […]

“Cattle Partnerships, My Boy…THAT’S The Future…”

PV, Friday, October 15th, 2010

Rumors have it that all those tax returns that gubernatorial candidate Roy Barnes posted on his Website may not be entirely accurate as to the TRUE nature of Barnes’ tax liability to the federal and state governments. According to a blog post by Gary Scott Holt (published on 10/14/2010), for the years 1981 thru 1998, […]

Roy Barnes: Federal & State Income Tax Evasion?

PV, Thursday, October 14th, 2010

In today’s Savannah Morning News, they reported that on Roy Barnes’ 2009 income tax return, he claimed to have owned a rental home in order to help himself to a depreciation allowance on that rental property. Not so, according to Cobb County Property Tax Records. The county’s records show that his daughter and son-in-law have […]

2010 Georgia Ballot Amendment 2 & Amendment 3 – VOTE YES

Bill Simon, Sunday, October 10th, 2010

AMENDMENT 2 – Impose a $10 Tax to Help Fund Trauma Centers Please refer to this link to my e-mailed newsletter for the analysis of this amendment: PV Recommends: VOTE YES on AMENDMENT 2 ============================================================= AMENDMENT 3 – Allow Georgia DOT to Engage in Contracts Longer Than 1 Year Please refer to this link to […]

Ballot Referendum: Exempt Business Inventories from Ad Valorem – VOTE YES

Bill Simon, Friday, October 8th, 2010

Ummm…ummm…ummm…gee, this is kinda hard (not really), but let’s look at what this tax does as it exists right now: If you have a business, and you hold inventory, SOMEONE has to finance that inventory without getting cash flow INTO the business. That’s kinda the definition of “inventory.” It is work-product or merchandise that someone […]

2010 Georgia Ballot Amendment 5 – VOTE YES

Bill Simon, Friday, October 8th, 2010

AMENDMENT 5 – Amend Constitution To Allow All Property Owners To Be Treated Equally Amendment 5 is a tad confusing when you read it, but upon research into the way the Constitution is currently written, I realized that this amendment correctly rectifies a previous amendment (either passed back in 1877 or 1945) that was written […]

2010 Georgia Ballot Amendment 4 – VOTE YES

Bill Simon, Friday, October 8th, 2010

AMENDMENT 4 – Authorize Georgia To Engage In Multi-Year “Energy Performance” Contracts Issue Background: Currently, there are hundreds of buildings the state owns that have very old and very costly heating and air systems to heat and cool the buildings, as well as lighting and plumbing systems. The state is shelling-out millions of dollars in […]



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