Georgia voters will got to the polls next month to decide whether to approve higher taxes to fund T-SPLOST, the Transportation Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax. This is a GOP-backed measure designed to address the ZOMG traffic congestion!!!eleventy!!! It will raise taxes in perpetuity to "ease the road congestion" by building sidewalks and bike lanes:
Each year, discretionary funds will be doled out to the county and all four cities. The county will receive $1,196,226; Waco will receive $22,187; Buchanan will receive $32,905; Bremen will receive $174,195; and Tallapoosa will receive $112,157 each year for their own projects.That bike lane sure should cut down on the commute time on I-75 ...
And folks, remember that this is "conservative" Georgia. The GOP isn't remotely interested in smaller, more accountable government; they just want the funding to go to their pet projects, not the Democrats'.
I guess that the silver lining to this cloud is that my expectations of Mitt are so low that it's extremely unlikely that I will be disappointed, since he's almost certain to win. But get ready for more bike lanes, USDA SWAT raids, and the higher taxes to pay for it. Next year with a GOP President and GOP Congress, it'll come at you good and hard.
The problem is not the Democrats, and the solution is not the Republicans.