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If it were not for the road contractors and the trucking companies, how do you think that you would receive all of the things that you do? Pretty much everything is shipped via truck lines. As for an additional gas tax, that's great for the drivers, but what about the ones that bum rides from everyone? How are they paying?
I will be voting YES on Referendum 1 (TSPLOST)
It seems that the only ones supporting TSPLOST are road contractors and trucking companies.... If it were not for the trucking companies, how do you think you would get any product that you use? Everything is pretty much shipped via truck line. So, I would say that the general population should be helping to pay for these roads and bridges.
An additional fuel tax is not fair to those of us who drive. What about the ones that do not drive, that use a bus or bum a ride from someone everytime they need to go somewhere? They are not helping to pay for the very thing that they are using. Our roads and bridges. the very thing that this tax is to be helping.
I am all for passing this tax. Not only will it help to better the roads and bridges, not just for the here and now, but for later on down the road as well.
I will vote YES for TSPLOST.
You forget to mention that this tax hurts the poor, the unemployed, and those on fixed incomes the most. They rarely use roads but they will be forced to help pay for them. If this is indeed true, then how do they do their shopping and get to their appointments? I would venture to say thay they get there by the roads.
It is just like I read in another article on here, if people start losing their jobs, it is a domino effect. One company closes, then the epople they were purchasing from also lose out, possibly closing another business and so on. With TSPLOST, it will bring jobs to our communities, where they are needed. Not only will the local people be paying the taxes, but so will abyone that is passing through here or visiting. The revenue needs to be brought in, to better our roads, bridges, etc. Remember, this money will stay here in this region. It will not be sent to Atlanta, or Savannah or any other region. Our region needs to stand together on this and pass this Referendum. It is very vital to our economy here in Southwest Georgia.
The construction companies and commissioners are not lining their pockets, they are keeping jobs for people that want to work.
I am also a voter and pro-TSPLOST and I wa not asked either.
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