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--By Scoop Biggers on --
A refreshing breeze blew across Georgia on Tuesday July 31st, as Georgians across the state said no to a massive transportation spending bill, and no to the incessant demands of government for more money. The referendum called t-splost would have raised billions of dollars through a sales tax increase, which would have filled the biggest pork barrel Georgia has ever seen. In yet another attempt to “dig themselves out of a hole” the government was supported in it’s effort by giant corporations and politicians both present and past in the biggest sales pitch this state has ever seen.
When all was said and done the people of this great state said no, in no un-certain terms, to a proposal that would have heaped an even greater burden on the backs of people, who are already struggling to make ends meet during the worst economy and hard times this writer has ever seen. As usual the government sought to fix problems with more money, rather than wiser use of existing funds, and brought out the Chicken Little cry of “the sky is falling” if we don’t fix this problem of traffic congestion. This was the same strategy used by the federal government in 2008 when we were told that all was lost if we did not support stimulus and bailout money in the trillions to fill the biggest pork barrel this country has ever seen.
Well congratulations to the people of Georgia in turning away this latest attempt to raid our pocketbooks, and send a message to government and power mongers across this land, that the people are still in charge, and would like to keep some of their money to pay there own bills. The winds of change are coming, and may be felt all over this land, and even in the streets of Washington, DC.
As my great-grandfather Bascomb Biggers always said:
“Now that’s the way I see it, and you can tell-em I said so”.
Scoop’s articles can be viewed at the Nankipooh Enquirer blogsite – http://thenankipoohenquirer.blogspot.com/