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Are you sure Alexander voted against it? On her own FB page she says she voted for it. Last account I had the only Representative who voted against it was Micah Gravley. I suggest you check your source one more time. Senator Bill Heath voted against it and Senator Michael Dugan voted for it. If only one more Senator had voted against it the result would have been different. Mike Dugan has a lot to answer for.

 

BTW I heard that those who voted against it paid a price for standing with their Constituents.

 

Here is the vote if you wish to check it.

 

http://www.legis.ga.gov/Legislation/en-US/vote.aspx?VoteID=12362

2015-2016 Regular Session

 

House Vote #133 (PASSAGE)
Yea (Y): 123Nay (N): 46Not Voting (-): 4Excused (E): 7
  1. Y :ALEXANDER, 66TH

     

     

    N :GRAVLEY, 67TH

     

    Y :MAXWELL, 17TH

     

    Y :RAKESTRAW, 19TH

 

Thanks for correcting me. I thought Alexander had voted against it based on something read on FB, lol. Good for Gravely, there are many things I like about him..

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The tsplost was a better idea and would have passed had it not been an election year.

All those that worked on it and supported it backed away if they were up for re-election.

It was a dirty thing to do.

There is no question that we have to improve transportation in the state due to growth.

We are all benefiting from this, yet we don't want to pay for the infrastructure to support it.

What was most stupid is that a splost is voted for renewal. It also taxes all fairly.

The working residents of Ga. are forced to pay for everything.

People that didn't vote for that splost had their head in the sand.

Now that the legislature has stuck a new tax up their butt they pull their head out of the sand looking to see who is causing the pain.

I did a lot of work promoting that splost, including the projects that were so direly needed that we where warned of this tax increase.

As far as I am concerned we bought it on ourselves.

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I support a gas tax... just not this particular gas tax.

 

Those who use the roads should pay for the roads.

 

 

B)

 

Look at that... mrshoward advocating for socialism. We are going to make a pinko, commie, liberal out of her yet. Next thing you know she'll agree that corporations shouldn't get tax subsidies but instead with a fleet of cars, trucks and 18 wheelers should pay their fair share in taxes (more than the rest of us) because they have a greater impact on the roads and environment. Not to mention that corporations have more at stake when infrastructure fails. smooning_smiley_mooning_100-109.gif

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I support a gas tax... just not this particular gas tax.

 

Those who use the roads should pay for the roads.

 

 

B)

Really, we already pay for education, housing, food, medical, childcare, and public transportation. This is going to tax and hurt those that drive back and forth to work and pay the taxes that help those that can't or want work. Is it too much to ask for a break and let everyone that purchases anything in this state help us out. The tsplost was put together by mostly republicans in this state. They had compromised with those cities that were dependent on public transportation. Every county and city had drawn out a plan and knew exactly how each would benefit. Now they can appropriate it any way they want to. As far as I know certain projects are not written in stone as they were in the splost.

None of the folks in office now would support it publicly. I wonder what they would say if ask which was better for the hardworking people of Georgia.

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I think it's Georgia's impoverished ... the ones who work for the corporations, round about, and still cannot make family ends meet, who needs a breaks; not a tax increase.

 

"The purse of the people is the real seat of sensibility. It is to be drawn upon largely, and they will listen to truths which could not excite them through any other organ." --Thomas Jefferson to A. Rowan, 1798.

 

"Excessive taxation ... will carry reason and reflection to every man's door, and particularly in the hour of election." --Thomas Jefferson to J. Taylor, 1798.

 

"Another means of silently lessening the inequality of property is to exempt all from taxation below a certain point, and to tax the higher portions of property in geometrical progression as they rise." --Thomas Jefferson to J. Madison, 1785.

 

"The rich alone use imported articles, and on these alone the whole taxes of the General Government are levied... Our revenues liberated by the discharge of the public debt, and its surplus applied to canals, roads, schools, etc., the farmer will see his government supported, his children educated, and the face of his country made a paradise by the contributions of the rich alone, without his being called on to spend a cent from his earnings." --Thomas Jefferson to Gen. Kosciusko, 1811.

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This is what my representative replied when I asked why she voted to support this. Raising gas prices by another 20 cents/gallon will help commute times?? Now I've heard everything.

 

Most if my constituents want us to fix transportation to help their commute times (its going to get exponentially worse in the future with the increases truck traffic coming out of Savannah when the port opens) and they want the jobs weve brought to Georgia to stay so people can work. Companies will move out and wont want to locate here if we cant get their vehicles and employees to work in a relatively timely commute. If people are sitting in traffic for 2-4 hours each way (and its highly possible if we dont fix our transportation issues). I also voted yes to get it to the Senate and move the discussion along on how we are going to solve our transportation problem. We have to stop kicking this can down the road - theyve done that for 20+ years and it needs to be fixed. I dont like taxes either but transportation is the one issue we are constitutionally supposed to take care of and we arent. Instead we are funding education, medicaid and other programs. The alternative is to cut those programs which people also dont want us to do.

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This is what my representative replied when I asked why she voted to support this. Raising gas prices by another 20 cents/gallon will help commute times?? Now I've heard everything.

 

Most if my constituents want us to fix transportation to help their commute times (its going to get exponentially worse in the future with the increases truck traffic coming out of Savannah when the port opens) and they want the jobs weve brought to Georgia to stay so people can work. Companies will move out and wont want to locate here if we cant get their vehicles and employees to work in a relatively timely commute. If people are sitting in traffic for 2-4 hours each way (and its highly possible if we dont fix our transportation issues). I also voted yes to get it to the Senate and move the discussion along on how we are going to solve our transportation problem. We have to stop kicking this can down the road - theyve done that for 20+ years and it needs to be fixed. I dont like taxes either but transportation is the one issue we are constitutionally supposed to take care of and we arent. Instead we are funding education, medicaid and other programs. The alternative is to cut those programs which people also dont want us to do.

Straight out of the talking points for the House supporters. Shame on her for trying to push this nonsense on her constituents. She voted to saddle them with higher taxes in large part because the Speaker of the House wanted it done. She does not work for him she works for the people who sent her down there. She should be voting their will not hers.

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This is what my representative replied when I asked why she voted to support this. Raising gas prices by another 20 cents/gallon will help commute times?? Now I've heard everything.

 

Most if my constituents want us to fix transportation to help their commute times (its going to get exponentially worse in the future with the increases truck traffic coming out of Savannah when the port opens) and they want the jobs weve brought to Georgia to stay so people can work. Companies will move out and wont want to locate here if we cant get their vehicles and employees to work in a relatively timely commute. If people are sitting in traffic for 2-4 hours each way (and its highly possible if we dont fix our transportation issues). I also voted yes to get it to the Senate and move the discussion along on how we are going to solve our transportation problem. We have to stop kicking this can down the road - theyve done that for 20+ years and it needs to be fixed. I dont like taxes either but transportation is the one issue we are constitutionally supposed to take care of and we arent. Instead we are funding education, medicaid and other programs. The alternative is to cut those programs which people also dont want us to do.

 

Who was the rep that wrote this?

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This is what my representative replied when I asked why she voted to support this. Raising gas prices by another 20 cents/gallon will help commute times?? Now I've heard everything.

 

Most if my constituents want us to fix transportation to help their commute times (its going to get exponentially worse in the future with the increases truck traffic coming out of Savannah when the port opens) and they want the jobs weve brought to Georgia to stay so people can work. Companies will move out and wont want to locate here if we cant get their vehicles and employees to work in a relatively timely commute. If people are sitting in traffic for 2-4 hours each way (and its highly possible if we dont fix our transportation issues). I also voted yes to get it to the Senate and move the discussion along on how we are going to solve our transportation problem. We have to stop kicking this can down the road - theyve done that for 20+ years and it needs to be fixed. I dont like taxes either but transportation is the one issue we are constitutionally supposed to take care of and we arent. Instead we are funding education, medicaid and other programs. The alternative is to cut those programs which people also dont want us to do.

 

Pretty silly when you figure that most of that money will be going to maintain the roads/bridges we have that the state built to "Relieve congestion" but put in no plans to maintain/replace them. It's a band aid at best to build new roads anyway.

 

The *ONLY* way transportation will be fixed in this area is if we get away from the suburb/city commuting model and put the jobs where the people live.

 

I visit quite a bit up north and it's not uncommon to be driving down a road as empty as 61N and come across an office park with lots of high paying jobs in it where the people live in the subdivisions down the road a bit.

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Who was the rep that wrote this?

There is only one "she" representing most of Paulding County. There is another one that represents part of Paulding and Douglas. That one is a Democrat. The one who wrote this is a Republican.

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Who was the rep that wrote this?

Paulette Rakestraw. :bad:

 

I wrote her back explaining that increasing the gas tax by close to 50% is not the way to fix transportation issues and that that hurts working people who will not only be paying a lot more in gas prices, but in all the other costs that will be affected (i.e. pretty much everything). Her reply? "if we dont have jobs then no one can afford gas or food or anything else." :rolleyes:

 

They didn't even have the decency to pretend this tax hike is temporary. <_<

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Paulette Rakestraw. :bad:

 

I wrote her back explaining that increasing the gas tax by close to 50% is not the way to fix transportation issues and that that hurts working people who will not only be paying a lot more in gas prices, but in all the other costs that will be affected (i.e. pretty much everything). Her reply? "if we dont have jobs then no one can afford gas or food or anything else." :rolleyes:

 

They didn't even have the decency to pretend this tax hike is temporary. <_<

It is an ever increasing tax too. I don't think she even knows what she voted for.

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There is only one "she" representing most of Paulding County. There is another one that represents part of Paulding and Douglas. That one is a Democrat. The one who wrote this is a Republican.

 

I am well aware of who our representatives are. As you stated, there are two females and in the spirit of not going on deduction and conjecture, I asked 'who.'

 

Not really sure the purpose of your post.

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I am well aware of who our representatives are. As you stated, there are two females and in the spirit of not going on deduction and conjecture, I asked 'who.'

 

Not really sure the purpose of your post.

For clarification. A lot of people do not know there are two representing Paulding. They think only of one Party and at one time that would have been correct. With redistricting we gained a female Democrat. Which would you have guessed made that statement?

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This is what my representative replied when I asked why she voted to support this. Raising gas prices by another 20 cents/gallon will help commute times?? Now I've heard everything.

 

Most if my constituents want us to fix transportation to help their commute times (its going to get exponentially worse in the future with the increases truck traffic coming out of Savannah when the port opens) and they want the jobs weve brought to Georgia to stay so people can work. Companies will move out and wont want to locate here if we cant get their vehicles and employees to work in a relatively timely commute. If people are sitting in traffic for 2-4 hours each way (and its highly possible if we dont fix our transportation issues). I also voted yes to get it to the Senate and move the discussion along on how we are going to solve our transportation problem. We have to stop kicking this can down the road - theyve done that for 20+ years and it needs to be fixed. I dont like taxes either but transportation is the one issue we are constitutionally supposed to take care of and we arent. Instead we are funding education, medicaid and other programs. The alternative is to cut those programs which people also dont want us to do.

She doesn't know how to use an apostrophe does she?

 

Her last line shows how stupid she can be. "Instead we are funding education, medicaid, and other programs." I guess she thinks transportation is more important than education. I guess her lack of using an apostrophe demonstrates education isn't as important to her as transportation.

 

The actual problem with transportation issues has been poor planning and now a lack of collected tax revenue thanks to the unemployment rate and economy.

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Just wanted to ad my 2 cents worth on the school argument. The local school system, good or bad is reflected in your homes price / value. Bad / no schools low value. Good schools higher value. So for the sake of argument we let you buy your new home and pay no school taxes. Great right? ! Here is the catch, from now on that home will not be allowed access to the school system since you opted out. Good luck selling tjat house let alone selling it for a decent price. Most people buy a home with the thought that their children will go to school there. Seniors are already excluded from this to some extent so they do not count and likely wouldn't buy your home since they couldn't resale it, besides they could buy a regular home and still pay reduced or no taxes.

 

Sorry, back to the gas tax issue. Which we will get hosed on, one way or another.

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She doesn't know how to use an apostrophe does she?

 

Her last line shows how stupid she can be. "Instead we are funding education, medicaid, and other programs." I guess she thinks transportation is more important than education. I guess her lack of using an apostrophe demonstrates education isn't as important to her as transportation.

 

The actual problem with transportation issues has been poor planning and now a lack of collected tax revenue thanks to the unemployment rate and economy.

And it wasn't just the apostrophes....this whole thing reads like a 7th grader wrote it...spelling, punctuation, sentence structure. I hate to be "that guy" but, jeez, this is a state representative corresponding with the public.

 

As far as her opinion, she hasn't had a unique thought since she started campaigning. She's a parrot of leadership and throws in some buzzwords for good measure. Nonetheless, she's a republican with party backing (aka money) which means we'll get to enjoy her making a fool of us for years to come.

 

mrnn

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