Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

June 19, 2014

Rants & Raves

for Thursday, June 19, 2014

VALDOSTA — Officials of both the City of Valdosta and Lowndes County have some explaining to do to the public with regards to possible millage increases. Give us a good reason why this needs to happen. The taxpayers of this area deserve to be shown cuts in the city and county first, before we increase taxes. There is a lot of waste within local government, and money that can be saved if people would just think differently.

What's up with SGMC’s crazy threat tactics for bills now? Refused to give me test for heart condition unless I paid full co-pay and deductible up front, even though I have insurance that pays well. Who has $2,000 in their pocket? All you hear are complaints about the hospital and greedy doctors running the place into the ground. Going to Tally from now on.

Yes, Mr. Mayor, most taxpayers know they are paying county property taxes. In fact, taxpayers think that all the taxes are from the county since the bill came from the Lowndes County tax commissioner. They don’t see the state, city and school board amounts. If they live in Valdosta, they don’t realize that school taxes are over 50 percent of the taxes.

The last time turf was put down at Bazemore-Hyder, VSU passed on the opportunity to pitch in money to help pay for it, so got no say in what it looked like, which to my mind is as it should be. This time, perhaps VSU saw reason and ponied up.

If Moody closes, we will be told it was because of DOD downsizing. But it’s obvious our leaders don’t provide the best for the best military. If they don’t care about losing about 5,000 airmen and their families and the massive economic setback, do you think they care about losing the general population, with many fleeing when Moody closes. TitleTown will then be No. 1 poorest city.

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    Of the proposed 75 million that is needed to teach the students of Lowndes County for one school year, 55 million of that goes towards salaries. I don't want to hear no complaints about teachers salaries or furloughs again.

    July 24, 2014

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    Is it another sign of the times that people are too lazy to send thank you notes? I’ve bought four wedding gifts and two baby shower gifts since April 1. To date, I've received just one thank you note. It’s just good manners!

    July 23, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Tuesday, July 22, 2014

    It cracks me up when people say they don't want to be in a business or location where people are carrying weapons. My husband is a police officer and when he's off duty, he always carries concealed. I have a strong feeling that you might be happy one day that one of the hundreds of off duty officers are "packing" if you ever have a need for them!

    July 21, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Monday, July 21, 2014

    People rant on here, but don't bother to attend the County Commission's meeting about the tax increase. I bet you don't vote either. If not, you forfeit your chance to gripe. Just hush!

    July 20, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Friday, July 18, 2014

    Some hillbillies have more money than you do, they just don't flaunt it. Most are hard working, good people, unlike the wealthier, selfish, spoiled, inconsiderate brats. You can lose all your money and education in a blink of an eye. Be thankful God has allowed you to be or have what you do and treat others as you want them to treat you.

    July 17, 2014

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    Bring back Ronald Reagan, he cut taxes and only raised the federal debt limit 17 times to do it!

    July 17, 2014

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    It’s a shame to work for someone who gripes all the time. Never a “How are you” or “Thanks for your hard work!”

    July 16, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Tuesday, July 15, 2014

    I think that all facilities owned by the city and county should have signs banning firearms in the buildings. I don’t feel safe if a firearm is there when I am there.

    July 14, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Monday, July 14, 2014

    There are some wealthy physicians, business owners in this town who target only certain demographics for their business, and reject competition and growth. With the new statistics of a shrinking Valdosta, I hope you and your selfishness are quite happy when your comfort zone disappears!

    July 13, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Friday, July 11, 2014

    Chaining a dog 24/7 is nothing short of animal cruelty. It is time for our elected officials to pass a law against it.

    July 10, 2014

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