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Georgia Hispanic Republicans unanimously opposed to T-SPLOST

by PV

For Immediate Release
David Johnson

The Georgia Hispanic Republicans took a vote last Tuesday evening at their monthly meeting and it was unanimous: Vote NO-TSPLOST! The reasons they recommend voters oppose this boondoggle are numerous:

1) These type of initiatives have not worked in California and New York.

2) It actually increases the size of government and bureaucracy.

3) The money spent will not solve the traffic problems that Atlanta faces.

4) The jobs that will be created will be in many case low paying jobs.

5) The tax is regional yet it will be primarily spent in the City of Atlanta. Why should the entire region have to pay?

6) What about other more pressing needs for the money – education, public safety?

7) The best way to boost the metro area’s economy and economic development potential is for each community to create the best living and business environment possible while recognizing the benefits of being part of the metro area.

8) Not all roads lead to Atlanta. Supporters seem to think all roads lead to Atlanta and that the area ITP (Inside The Perimeter) is the job creation center of all of North Georgia, especially the metro area.

9) IF the regional brain trust that devised this monstrosity REALLY wanted to foster regional cooperation in a way that was conducive to economic development, they’d find a way to make our REAL economic development engine (Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson Airport) more effective. A second airport for commuter traffic would do much more for regional cooperation and economic development than this TSPLOST boondoogle.

10) It is a tax that the Governor and legislator’s didn’t have the courage to vote for themselves.

11) Yes there are some infrastructure problems but not the amount supporters would claim. Business Facilities Magazine says Georgia ranks in the top 10 in the nation for transportation infrastructure.

12) A massive tax increase will hurt rather than help the economy. That is Economics 101; just ask Herbert Hoover what raising taxes did for the Great Depression

13) It will greatly expand MARTA, and MARTA is currently costing taxpayers $500 million per year in subsidies.

14) T-SPLOST is redistribution of wealth from rich counties to poor counties.

For more information about the Georgia Hispanic Republicans, contact:

David Johnson
Media Contact
Strategic Vision, LLC
Ph: 404-380-1079
Cell: 404-441-7590

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