I wonder if the individual who wrote Sunday’s lead article on the TSPLOST in the Marietta Daily Journal had his or her tongue firmly planted in cheek when writing that both Cobb County’s Community Improvement Districts were expending vast sums of money to “educate” the region’s voters. Surely the word “influence” would have been not only more appropriate, but certainly more accurate as well.
I predict Cobb voters will reject the tax, but will be dragged down by voters in other metro area counties who will be voting on the issue.
One question I have is whether the votes will be tallied as a whole — i.e., the aggregate of all votes cast, versus the number of counties approving or rejecting the issue. If the former, we are doomed to passage of this tax which, although well-intentioned and probably beneficial in some ways, is not one which should be imposed when our country is suffering from the ravages of gross mismanagement by an inept and profligate, overspending community organizer who proves every day that he is not qualified to lead the nation. If, instead, it’s the latter — then perhaps those who work, earn an honest living, and pay our taxes might possibly reject another onerous tax on our already-overburdened incomes.