Readers sound off on Rogers, Cobb liquor tax
December 06, 2012 12:00 AM | 1083 views | 0 0 comments | 9 9 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.

Chip Rogers leaves Senate for public broadcasting job …

Marie M — Too bad for Georgia. A great leader is calling it quits. I have been to the Capitol, there aren’t many intelligent, dedicated leaders down there. Thank you Senator Rogers! Now go take care of your family.

Anonymous — Chippy should have done this long before the July primary.

Watcher — Rogers was widely criticized for the United Nations’ Agenda 21 issue. He was correct to bring the issue forward for discussion! We all should learn as much as possible about Agenda 21. It is a threat to the sovereignty of the Citizens and Taxpayers of the United States.

Woodstock Mom — Good Bye Mr. Rogers. Hope you will continue to be active. You will be missed.

Go Public TV — A Republican going to work for public television is quite the scandal! But, as a devotee of public broadcasting, it’s good to see that even a politician can see its value to our community. Will be interesting to see how this turns out.

From Texas — Agenda 21 is real and Hillary Clinton just tried to pass twice U.N. small arms treaty taking away your gun rights at the U.N. Complete streets is Agenda 21 stuff. There is a grand plan from Europe and that is being pushed by Washington D.C. Can Chip get Big Bird to share some of that $108,000 revenue they get for sales of Big Bird goodies?

Too funny — Good grief. More Glenn Beck quackery.

Watcher — “Too funny,” do a little research on The U.N.’s Agenda 21, the Stockholm Declaration, the UNEP Report, the Vancouver Declaration and the U.N.’s “Our Common Future.” I’ll bet the leadership and staff of the Atlanta Regional Commission are already studying, if not trying to implement, Agenda 21!

GA Progressive — The UN Agenda 21 conspiracy is ridiculous. Take off your tin foil hat. Rogers going to GPB is the scary thing. The Repubs want to get rid of public broadcasting.

County wants higher taxes on alcohol …

VFP42 — What sort of liberal hooey is this? We all know you increase tax revenue by lowering the tax rate. If you raise the tax rate, obviously you get less revenue. So why is this absurd idea surfacing here in Republican land? And why SPLOST? That’s a tax rate increase which of course reduces the revenue. We all know this by now!! Romney and Ryan said so! Raise tax rates to raise revenues? It’s insane! This (County Manager David) Hankerson guy needs to pack his bags and go find a union job up in Chicago where people might be dumb enough to believe this sort of liberal lie about higher tax rates increasing revenue. How dumb does he take us for?

I-26 — Should there be a tax added on “the Garden” products corn, peas, beans etc? All things big or small at the Garden.

Voice of Reality — I am not a smoker, but any tax on cigarettes should be used for treatment and rehab (not advertising) getting folks off cigarettes — not revenue to spend elsewhere. If you raise the cigarette tax over 300 percent (from $0.37 to 1.37 per pack), just expect the smuggling of cigarettes to increase as well as for people to buy them outside Georgia or find another way to avoid the tax (theft). Any tax increase if not absorbed, will be avoided. Look at the number of people from New York here buying cigarettes and running back to New York to sell at $25 a carton markups due to their taxes.
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