Daily Archives: May 28, 2012

Adam Goldfein takes on T-SPLOST (TIA)

WSB Radio Talk Host Adam Goldfein

WSB Radio (750AM Atlanta) talk show host Adam Goldfein spent 2 hours this Monday morning on the topic of the upcoming transportation sales tax vote July 31.  We can put Adam in the “NO” column.

Here is some of the info he is providing on his show…

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Putting some of the T-SPLOST claims to the test

Is it a “one cent” tax? No, it will not cost only one cent. It is a 1% sales tax, so it will be one cent out of every dollar of sales.

Is this a 1% tax increase? No, it is a one percent SALES tax increase. Compared to all State taxes (Current sales, income, fuel, property, etc.) this will amount to a 10% increase in tax revenue. This figure does not include local or Federal taxes.

 

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DeKalb County NAACP urges members to reject transportation tax

Creative Loafing reports NAACP opposition to Transportation tax.

“Citizens, the NAACP is asking that you vote “No” on T-SPLOST, (Transportation Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax Referendum)”

Since last year, DeKalb County NAACP President John Evans has told elected officials that he’d help block a 1-cent sales tax to fund new roads and transit if an extension of MARTA rail along I-20 wasn’t among the selected projects. Well, the long-awaited rail line, which would have reached Stonecrest Mall, didn’t make the cut. (The roundtable did, however, agree to earmark $225 million to build park n’ ride lots and operate bus service along the line).

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Should We Trust GDOT with $18.6 Billion?

WSB TV Reporter Richard Belcher finds GDOT Mismanagement. Should we truth them with $18.6 Billion? READ MORE>>>

 

 

By Richard Belcher

ATLANTA —The Georgia Department of Transportation spends more than $2 billion in taxes every year, but the agency’s financial management has ranged from terrible to poor for years, according to auditors.

“They are better now, but they still don’t have adequate financial controls to prepare and present materially accurate financial statement in accordance with the law,” said Dyke.

The most contentious issue is that GDOT has moved money among its 15 or 18 separate programs without the approval of the legislature, which
is illegal.

Auditors said the confusion over the various programs is so great that neither GDOT nor the auditors can say whether the agency spent its
money as the legislature intended last year.

 

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