Judgment Day for TSPLOST |

Vote no on TSPLOST! Do we really need another tax, especially one that is intended to last for 10 years. The government really ought to be required to budget its money just like everyone else and not tax the people every time they want something new. This article said that supporters of the TSPLOST raised over $6 million, why not donate that money to transportation projects instead of taxing the people? Also, I am not convinced these projects will improve traffic in Atlanta – the road work for the next ten years will definitely make it worse.


“For example. If the system be established on basis of Income, and his just proportion on that scale has been already drawn from every one, to step into the field of Consumption, and tax special articles in that, as broadcloth or homespun, wine or whiskey, a coach or a wagon, is doubly taxing the same article. For that portion of Income with which these articles are purchased, having already paid its tax as Income, to pay another tax on the thing it purchased, is paying twice for the same thing; it is an aggrievance on the citizens who use these articles in exoneration of those who do not, contrary to the most sacred of the duties of a government, to do equal and impartial justice to all its citizens.” – Thomas Jefferson

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“The government’s view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.” – Ronald Reagan

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An unlimited power to tax involves, necessarily, a power to destroy.

DANIEL WEBSTER, McCulloch v. Maryland, 1819


My New Blog

I have been wanting to start blogging for a while now, but to be quite honest I was a little nervous. I like to write and I like to share my opinion, but the idea of making it public . . . I wasn’t excited about that. Well, now I’ve decided to go for it. I explained in the About section that this blog doesn’t have a specific subject. I plan to blog what is on my mind. Part of the reason I think I was nervous is because a lot of things I like to write about, such as politics, people have strong opinions on and I did not want to be a party to online arguments. Some of the comments I see on political blogs make me very sad. It is a shame that people can not rationally debate issues.  But that sounds like a blog for another time. 🙂

So here it goes, my try at blogging. I hope you enjoy it.

(If you don’t, don’t tell me – ha, ha!)