Originally posted on CityStink
Saturday, June 23, 2012
The author, Al M. Gray, was President of Cost Recovery Works, Inc., a provider of Cost Avoidance and Cost Recovery for America’s leading companies, businesses and governments desiring Superior Returns. Cost Recovery Works is no longer in business, as of December 31, 2020.
From the $8 million Lobbyist Shill Group ConnectGA2012, birthed to pitch the Transportation ‘Investment’ Act, to the various tax-loving Chambers of Commerce cheerleaders, the “New Jobs!” cries from Helen to Hahira sound like some obsessive mantra, the people of Georgia have never seen a slicker effort to separate them from their money than from these TSPLOST salesmen.
With a little effort, salesman-in-thief Nathan Deal almost begins to look like Eustace Haney from Green Acres (go watch the old bit with Mr. Haney’s Airplane Service, from Economy Flight to Washington, Season 4 Episode 19). When old Nathan came back from Congress, pursued by an ethics investigation, yet elected in a landslide over Roy Barnes, he was encouraged to think that Georgians are all rubes like Sam Drucker and Oliver Wendell Douglas.
If we buy off on his TSPLOST scam, well maybe we are past all hope.
Take a gander at what folks headed west on Washington Road (Highway 104) have been treated to starting this week. Scarcely 100 yards apart, with no visible ROAD WORK between, are two signs like this, one on each side of the road.
For what purpose are they there?
Based upon the positioning of these signs and the obvious lack of road improvements around, our sales tax dollars are only at work buying loudly colored signs pitching more sales taxes.
These people are shameless in their manipulative hijinks aren’t they?
The sure sign that we see is very clear – COLUMBIA COUNTY HAS MORE SALES TAX MONEY THAN IT NEEDS!
TSPLOST? Let’s make that into the bug-on-a-windshield thing it sounds like.
Just say NO! to TSPLOST!***