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TEA Party Revolt in making? Georgia T-SPLOST loosing
ajc ^ | 7/31/2012 | freeatlanta

Posted on 07/31/2012 6:15:39 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta

T-SPLOST (Transportation Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax) looks to be going down in flames.

Good sign that tax payers are fed up?


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Georgia
KEYWORDS: frontpage; ga; georgia; nation; oneoinlosing; splost; taxpayers; tea; teaparty

TSPLOST Referendum - 3-Atlanta -

Ballot Issue

July 31, 2012 - 09:02PM ET
Georgia - 25 of 1077 Precincts Reporting - 2%
Name Votes Vote %
No 41,418 78%
Yes 11,966 22%

TSPLOST Referendum - 1-Northwest Georgia -

Ballot Issue

July 31, 2012 - 08:59PM ET
Georgia - 39 of 200 Precincts Reporting - 20%
Name Votes Vote %
No 22,247 65%
Yes 11,889 35%

TSPLOST Referendum - 2-Georgia Mountains -

Ballot Issue

July 31, 2012 - 08:59PM ET
Georgia - 38 of 152 Precincts Reporting - 25%
Name Votes Vote %
No 26,460 76%
Yes 8,568 24%

TSPLOST Referendum - 4-Three Rivers -

Ballot Issue

July 31, 2012 - 08:59PM ET
Georgia - 11 of 147 Precincts Reporting - 7%
Name Votes Vote %
No 11,453 69%
Yes 5,163 31%

TSPLOST Referendum - 5-Northeast Georgia -

Ballot Issue

July 31, 2012 - 08:59PM ET
Georgia - 33 of 171 Precincts Reporting - 19%
Name Votes Vote %
No 17,236 60%
Yes 11,259 40%

TSPLOST Referendum - 6-Middle Georgia -

Ballot Issue

July 31, 2012 - 08:59PM ET
Georgia - 33 of 141 Precincts Reporting - 23%
Name Votes Vote %
No 7,889 58%
Yes 5,674 42%

TSPLOST Referendum - 7-Central Savannah River -

Ballot Issue

July 31, 2012 - 08:59PM ET
Georgia - 35 of 203 Precincts Reporting - 17%
Name Votes Vote %
Yes 8,769 52%
No 8,243 48%

TSPLOST Referendum - 8-River Valley -

Ballot Issue

July 31, 2012 - 08:59PM ET
Georgia - 22 of 111 Precincts Reporting - 20%
Name Votes Vote %
Yes 5,534 52%
No 5,021 48%

TSPLOST Referendum - 9-Heart of Georgia -

Ballot Issue

July 31, 2012 - 08:59PM ET
Georgia - 48 of 153 Precincts Reporting - 31%
Name Votes Vote %
Yes 13,036 50%
No 12,879 50%

TSPLOST Referendum - 10-Southwest Georgia -

Ballot Issue

July 31, 2012 - 08:59PM ET
Georgia - 44 of 165 Precincts Reporting - 27%
Name Votes Vote %
No 11,820 57%
Yes 9,056 43%

TSPLOST Referendum - 11-Southern Georgia -

Ballot Issue

July 31, 2012 - 08:59PM ET
Georgia - 28 of 129 Precincts Reporting - 22%
Name Votes Vote %
No 12,271 56%
Yes 9,564 44%

TSPLOST Referendum - 12-Coastal -

Ballot Issue

July 31, 2012 - 08:59PM ET
Georgia - 35 of 206 Precincts Reporting - 17%
Name Votes Vote %
No 8,083 54%
Yes 6,798 46%


1 posted on 07/31/2012 6:15:46 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta
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To: FreeAtlanta

ahhhh, losing....


2 posted on 07/31/2012 6:16:58 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Liberty and Justice for ALL)
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To: FreeAtlanta

It looks promising but the big cities haven’t posted returns yet. Let’s keep our fingers crossed.


3 posted on 07/31/2012 6:18:56 PM PDT by Oshkalaboomboom
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To: FreeAtlanta
We at the Golden Isles Tea Party have been tireless in fighting this bad transportation funding bill.

I'm heartened by these numbers, especially after all the pro- ads on TV.

4 posted on 07/31/2012 6:19:35 PM PDT by Publius (Leadershiup starts with getting off the couch.)
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To: FreeAtlanta

How loose ;)

As a GA freeper I hope this thing burns.. People don’t understand that we already have over 35 taxes in this part of GA alone.. This would solve NOTHING and was being sold as something it most definitely wasn’t. Hopefully the idiots don’t outnumber the good guys yet...


5 posted on 07/31/2012 6:19:54 PM PDT by JoshuaLawrenceChamberlain
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To: Publius

I have seen dozens of expensive billboards and have gotten countless expensive glossy mailers promoting the fiasco.

What do these people stand to gain who are investing so much money in those ads?

I hope they lose their shirts tonight.


6 posted on 07/31/2012 6:22:04 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Liberty and Justice for ALL)
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To: Oshkalaboomboom
Big cities can sometimes surprise you when it comes to a new tax for transportation.

That's because they know they'll be taxed and the transportation features (roads, rails, water, whatever) will go somewhere else!

This happened repeatedly in Virginia when Democrat governors tried to stuff special sales taxes down everybody's throat ~ just couldn't get past a referendum.

7 posted on 07/31/2012 6:23:37 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: FreeAtlanta
What do these people stand to gain who are investing so much money in those ads?

It's the construction industry that's spending the money on this campaign.

8 posted on 07/31/2012 6:24:00 PM PDT by Publius (Leadershiup starts with getting off the couch.)
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To: JoshuaLawrenceChamberlain
The numbers are looking great! The bad guys are behind in every district!

I hope this is a referendum for November and we toss out a lot more bums.

9 posted on 07/31/2012 6:24:50 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Liberty and Justice for ALL)
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To: FreeAtlanta

With all the money they have been spending on TV ads, radio ads, people appearing on talk shows and billboards to PASS this tax, they could’ve BUILT ANOTHER 285!!!!

Maybe (I pray) some pockets won’t be lined, after all.


10 posted on 07/31/2012 6:25:13 PM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: FreeAtlanta

One of the local tv stations has asked where the money came from that has been used to advertise nonstop this boondoggle. They were told it was by private money but have yet to issue proof.

Not long ago, Georgia commandeered the HOV lanes from the taxpayers and started renting them back to taxpayers each and every time a driver wants to use the lane. Learn to manage OUR money better before you come begging for more and learn to live within OUR means.


11 posted on 07/31/2012 6:27:39 PM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: FreeAtlanta

I miss voting in GA. Voting in CA is a traumatic experience.

*Sigh*


12 posted on 07/31/2012 6:29:07 PM PDT by Politicalmom (THIS IS NOT A GOP CHEERLEADING SITE!!!)
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To: FreeAtlanta

Lucky for you that you caught it when you did. I was going ahhhh, losing....to have to report you to the Grammar Police.

Things are looking good so far in Metro Atlanta. What part of Taxed Enough Already do they not get? I hope the "HELL NO" votes remain above 70% when the count is finished.

13 posted on 07/31/2012 6:32:22 PM PDT by Hoodat ("As for God, His way is perfect" - Psalm 18:30)
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To: Hoodat

Please disregard my own faux pas of HTML malfeasance in my last post. Loose away.


14 posted on 07/31/2012 6:33:32 PM PDT by Hoodat ("As for God, His way is perfect" - Psalm 18:30)
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To: Politicalmom

I’m in SW Ga. I’m glad its going down in flames. This will send a message to our legislators. No more taxes. Cut the spending.


15 posted on 07/31/2012 6:40:29 PM PDT by Brownie63
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To: FreeAtlanta

It looks like the voters in three of the twelve districts decided they were not already paying enough taxes.


16 posted on 07/31/2012 6:43:06 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th (We have met the enemy and he is us.)
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To: Politicalmom

I am so glad we left CA last year and get to vote in TN this year.


17 posted on 07/31/2012 6:50:16 PM PDT by SmithL
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To: Repeal The 17th

I went back and looked at it closer. You are right. poor, pathetic little want to be dominated people


18 posted on 07/31/2012 6:59:37 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Liberty and Justice for ALL)
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To: FreeAtlanta

I just voted against it. Enough spending our money!


19 posted on 07/31/2012 7:15:14 PM PDT by thenewsblogger (Nancy from another planet.)
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To: JoshuaLawrenceChamberlain

As a Houston County resident, we realized we would be nothing more than a feeder county for all the little counties with no tax base that would go in. Not to mention most of the plans did not involve Houston County roads.


20 posted on 07/31/2012 7:16:30 PM PDT by USAFJeeper (Who Dat Nation - Loving the Manning Face!)
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To: FreeAtlanta

Even the Obama voters I work with are voting against this,


21 posted on 07/31/2012 7:26:19 PM PDT by fkabuckeyesrule (Lets institute SARAH-ia law in America!)
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To: FreeAtlanta

I saw this coined as the TFLOP earlier this evening. Glad I now have an explanation.


22 posted on 07/31/2012 8:44:17 PM PDT by PrincessB (Drill Baby Drill.)
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To: SmithL

Sure. Rub it in.

:p


23 posted on 07/31/2012 10:03:52 PM PDT by Politicalmom (THIS IS NOT A GOP CHEERLEADING SITE!!!)
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To: FreeAtlanta
There were tons and tons of self-interested parties to the advocacy for this tax. Both radio personalities, TV personalities, politicians, etc. Builders, contractors, developers. They all had one thing in common - they want to use OTHER PEOPLE's MONEY for THEIR pet desires or to just plain put money in their pocket.

Besides the political capital that was expended on this, there were some very serious dollar amounts spent to push this piece of crap off on the taxpayers. They got shown the door, at least on this issue.

Mark my words, they will be back in a year or two with some warmed-over pablum like TSPLOST, but just enough different (after studying the polling) to hopefully pass.

My last comment? We're gonna hear now, for the next 6-12 months about how this intersection, or that bridge could have been fixed, if only.......subtle recriminations, threats and all-round sore loser syndrome is next. Remember this when you hear it and remember it the next time they go for your pocket.

24 posted on 08/01/2012 2:07:11 AM PDT by Gaffer
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