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Archive for March, 2011

Cobb County’s March 15 SPLOST Vote: Deception #4

PV, Saturday, March 5th, 2011

Deception #4: Just like in the movie Charade, no one is ever telling you the whole story… Here’s the “rest of the story:” Within the next 15 months, Cobb County voters will be asked to vote on 2 additional 1% SPLOSTs completely unrelated to this 1% Cobb County SPLOST vote on March 15th. One of […]

Cobb County’s March 15 SPLOST Vote: Deception #3

PV, Saturday, March 5th, 2011

Deception #3: “If SPLOST doesn’t pass, your property taxes will go up.” The deception in this claim is that even IF this SPLOST passes, your property taxes WILL likely be going up. There is a 99.9999% chance of property taxes going up. How does PV know this? By reading tea leaves that few other people […]

Cobb County’s March 15 SPLOST Vote: Deception #2

PV, Saturday, March 5th, 2011

Deception #2: All Projects Are “Necessary/Needs” The pro-SPLOST folks would be sitting on MUCH firmer ground had this list of projects NOT included two (2) special “transportation studies” buried deep in the list of projects they wanted funded. Each of these studies will cost taxpayers (whether they are Cobb County taxpayers or state of Georgia […]

Cobb County’s March 15 SPLOST Vote: Deception #1

PV, Friday, March 4th, 2011

Deception #1: “It’s just a penny…you can spare a penny to help everyone else, right?” To make sure we are ALL on the same page here about sales taxes in Cobb County, it is important that everyone get on the same page. In order to do that, let us break down for you what our […]



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