Readers sound off on $1B bus proposal
September 13, 2012 12:00 AM | 748 views | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print
EDITOR’S NOTE: Below is a selection of the responses from readers of MDJOnline.com in reaction to recent MDJ stories. $1 billion bus proposal called ‘pipe dream’ …

One eye — Keep looking up in the pretty blue sky with those white clouds while your tax dollars are squandered here in the ground. They brag about the feds paying half and what about the other half? Oh the SPLOST will cover that, the first word in SPLOST is “special” not “slush,” yet our elected leaders and their appointed cronies keep spending like SPLOST is their piggy bank.

Cobb Taxpayer — Dumb Pipe Dream. This study was a waste of government money. Just curious why any traffic relief planner would want to draw and attract more commuter traffic to the KSU and Town Center Area. No reason to go to KSU and Town Center to begin commutes to metro Atlanta!

Fantasy World — This is what happens when you decide beforehand what the outcome of a “study” is going to be. It is also what you get when you don’t consider all the viable alternatives that may provide a fiscally sound and functional solution to the problem. Because of the built in bias and myopic attitude of those making, or more accurately forcing, the decisions on this issue, the taxpayers have just wasted another huge chunk of money.

P.O.’d in Mableton — We might as well call a “MARTA referendum.” It would be a cheaper alternative. We can’t even afford to keep CCT afloat and now think we can move to bigger things.

Just Sayin’ — Tim, another SPLOST? Dude, you had NO support on the last one. Do you really think you can convince the citizens of Cobb to pay that much for some buses? Perhaps you should run for office in Disneyland.

D.G. in Clarkdale — It’s my understanding that there isn’t even one “public transit system” in this country that pays for itself. In effect it becomes another subsidized money pit for taxpayers and adds to the “entitlement” mentality that exist among certain segments of the population. As for going to the feds for funding, it just gives “them” more control and the last thing we want is more federal government intrusion at the local level.

The Truth — Commissioner Bob Ott is so full of himself. He has no input other than what he tells his minions beforehand and then always has a story to tell after the fact.

FROM TEXAS — Bob Ott is the only one not drinking the Timmy Obama Power Aid; this is just a bait and switch. We bring an overpriced bus system out later we morph it into Light Rail, that’s how we pay back our cronies. Why not drive a Rolls Royce when a Chevy will do!!

Not from Texas — If these projects were not planned years and sometimes decades in advance, Ott would not have any airports to fly to. He should think of this when he runs his mouth.

School superintendent wants to hire 30 more teachers …

Numbers Games — Only hiring 30 teachers will probably mean bringing those classes of 40 to 44 down to 35 to 40. Not that much value added when we’re looking at classroom numbers this high. It is a pity we can’t have a SPLOST for hiring teachers. Have never seen brick and mortar educate a single kid. Have seen some buildings built at the cost of millions that were not really needed. Not likely we’ll ever have a super or a board with enough imagination to create smarter ways to bring in revenue.

West Cobb voter — The middle school classrooms are horribly overcrowded. The board should, no must, fund new teaching slots to alleviate the situation. We’ll be watching the votes.
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