On Tuesday of this week, there was a referendum (SPLOST 4) on raising taxes to fund Public Schools in our county. My wife and I voted no for the simple reason that the government has no business taking money from us to pay for the education of other people’s children.
Our children never went to a government school and yet we’ve paid property taxes for more than 30 years to fund these schools. More than $60,000. In addition to paying these forced taxes, we paid for private school tuition and went without many things because of the extra costs.
“Those in favor of SPLOST [Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax] IV were thrilled with the overwhelming support they received at the polls Tuesday.
“Voters approved $773.3 million for Cobb and Marietta school districts to be raised through a 1-cent special sales tax between Jan. 1, 2014, and Dec. 31, 2018.
“‘My cheeks are a little sore from smiling so much, said John Loud, the co-chair of the pro-SPLOST group United 4 Kids, shortly after the tax got a large push from the ‘yes’ votes.”
“United 4 Your Kids,” Mr. Loud, but not for my kids and grandchildren. You and your government-school supporters worked day and night to get people to the polls to steal from your fellow-citizens to pay for a service for which they should be paying full price.
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