HELLAVILLE 1 year, 8 months ago on T-SPLOST a path to help ourselves

Come on people do you think this tax is really hurting you or myself. As far as I see it T-SPLOST is the way. I know taxes are high but you know this tax will improve the roads in the community and provided jobs for those who seeks one. I'm so tried of the jobs disappearing in Georgia due to the economy and overseas.

The government has limited funds for road repairs and alot of businesses is depending on this bill to past. If this doesn't past it will cause alot of businesses to slow down to a crawl and others might closed down for slow economy. Several business depend on each other to work together to build a customer relationship to help each other with prices,availability,freight if we can keep it in our local area that means the economy here will grow. It is time to think about what you economy means to you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I would like to see the T-SPLOST pass because more jobs,roads being built or repaired and that means money being spent in my local area. If we don't take care of the local businesses who will. Who will make sure the roads,bridges,etc are being built to correction if there is no money in the area for them to get built.How will people get here if our roads are not transportable they won;t they will travel elsewhere.This is your hometown take pride in it and lets make more jobs and build better roads for it. We are the future .



HELLAVILLE 1 year, 8 months ago on T-SPLOST critical for economic development

I have come to a conclusion people are so ready to say No to something when they do not understand how it works. Yes i am pertaining to the T-SPLOST. The first words out of everyones mouth is we pay enough taxes, yes i agree but we also have to look to the future. Roads,bridges,etc do not fix themselves so we have to depend on the construction companies to handle this for us.T-SPLOST will keep money in the county it is collected in and create new jobs. There are alot of Georgians out of jobs right now and I know if my vote would make a difference and create jobs it has my vote. I know from past experience being laid off from jobs going over seas or going under or from the economy I rather see this happen for jobs and the safety of families traveling the roads.

Why are some construction companies being mention and not others in the surrounding counties. When it comes to the GDOT jobs everyone has a opportunity to place a bid if they desire to I would like to call this B.Y.O.B.T.T. and this little tilte means BRING YOUR OWN BID TO THE TABLE no one knows who bids what and the lowest bid wins.

As far as what Mr.Melton was saying this if T-SPLOST is not voted in it will have an effect on everyone. You are sitting there saying how do you figure that well let me show you the light.If there are no roads,bridges,etc to be built or repaved the construction companies will have to lay off there workers and there it goes one ripple. The second ripple will be where the companies bought there supplies from they will no longer buy them so that will make there business slow or go under so that means more unemployment.Ripple number three will be no safe roads,bridges with this that means people will not come to this town so slower economy and perhaps with less jobs people will have to move away from there hometown.Mr.Melton has alot to worry about because his employees and their families depend on him to keep their jobs here.The question to ask is do I want to move or do I want to help my economy.

You need to ask yourself with this extra tax if i say no how many people would it unemploy and if I say YES how much longer could I stay in my hometown and how many people did I help get a job. Its alot to think about but this tax is worth it. I would like to continue having my job here in the go old USA.



HELLAVILLE 1 year, 8 months ago on T-SPLOST critical for economic development

It really gets under my skin how some people can blame certain construction companies but fail to mention the others in the surrounding county. This has brought some major certain to me and I have come to the conclusion that the voting people really don't understand how the GDOT, and othe biddibg jobs work.First of all each company has to place a B.Y.O.B.T.T.T an what this title means is BRING YOUR OWN BID TO THE TABLE and with this being done the lowest wins. They do not discrimate so fair is fair you lose some you win some.

T-SPLOST is to help the county that is collected in,it does not go outside that county. No matter what others say it stays. I know that we pay enough taxes but what if we could help our roads and produce more jobs at the same time. What do I say to that ? YES TO T-SPLOST. I'm tried of being laid off because companies are moving over seas or they are going under due to the economy. The T-SPLOST will create jobs for Georgians these jobs are well needed. I don't know how people can be negative about this when it will help.I know we pay enough taxes but I'm also looking to the future.

AS in the article Mr. Melton was looking to the future of his employees and their families who depend on them. He was just clearly stating the facts that this would help the economy no matter what construction company gets the bids.The T-SPLOST would help with jobs so our unemployment rate could go down and make roads safe. Some people who say say oh our roads don't need to be fixed yea right have you really looked lately. If you don't think so go down Ledo,Slappey,Washington, and alot of others.

I can clearly say I will vote YES FOR T-SPLOST cause I would like others to have jobs and not have to move away from their hometown because there isn't any jobs. I know for a fact their are many people to commute to Albany everyday to have a job and most of them are in the construction business. People seem to think that the construction business is only roads,bridges,etc but it is also effects the businesses where the companies buy their supplies.If the T-SPLOST is not voted in it will have the domino effect one goes others will follow.WE all depend on one another each job is effected by this.

To Oxford Construction,Reeves,and other construction company i hope the T-SPLOST goes through for this economy and for the families that depends on the companies to keep them here safe in their communty. GOD BLESS AND VOTE YES FOR T-SPLOST