Friday, March 03, 2006

Why I am so glad I don't pay Atlanta city taxes anymore!

M Here...

Reason # 1: (Mis)use of funds...

(WSB Radio) -- The City of Atlanta has added $72 million to Georgia's bid for the NASCAR Hall of Fame bringing the total commitment to $102 million.
The financing package now includes $25 million previously committed by Governor Perdue in State support plus the original $5 million from the city plus a $15 million grant from the city's Tax Allocation District program and $62 million in city-backed bonds.

Reason #2: ...wait, it's (mis)use of funds again...

Here's some info on our former Atlanta City Racketeer, ahem, I mean Mayor Bill Campbell. How many federal indictments have come out of his administration? Is it even possible for the average person to count that high? He is charged with, among other things, accepting bribes, including $50,000 to give a liquor license to a strip club. Nice.

Don't get me wrong. I think the current mayor, Shirley Franklin, is amazing and probably the best thing to happen to this City that I love in a long, long time... but come on, a NASCAR Hall of Fame for $102 million!?! Can't we just put up a sign that says "Free Beer"? Wouldn't that attract the same crowd in the same proportions?


Comments on "Why I am so glad I don't pay Atlanta city taxes anymore!"


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:05 AM) : 

Yo Dude... When did you ever pay city of Atlanta taxes?!?!?!


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