Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

November 12, 2012

Rant & Rave for Monday, Nov. 12, 2012

- — I think I pay enough in taxes already. I don’t mind paying my fair share but I am not so sure that the money would go where they say it will. What about all the money they get now. Stop the waste and you wouldn’t need SPLOST. My family lives on a fixed income maybe the government should get rid of some people and get one that can balance the budget and make some tough calls.

I am an anti-tax conservative and I voted for SPLOST. Sometimes paying a bit more on a limited basis is worth the benefit that comes with it. Please don’t lump all of us conservatives in the same bin. I’m on your side on this one.

Just read through the Defense mandatory budget cuts. Retired military veterans will be required to pay the first $2,500 of medical care. Minimum pay increases for the next three years for all serving, retired and disabled veterans. Happy Veterans Day!

What Valdosta and Lowndes County residents need to do is get more active in their local government meetings. There would be more accountability and input for government spending (waste in most cases). SPLOST is not the answer. Keep raising taxes, so you can spend just because. There has to be more responsible spending. My pockets are worn out and empty because of taxes and more taxes.

If people took care of their teeth and themselves they would not have to spend so much at doctors and dentists. As for nails, hair-dos and other beauty needs, all are available in any store, or have you not heard of the beauty section?

If high cost tickets were given out for those who tailgate, our city would be rich.

Can we please get a right turning lane on Bemiss and Perimeter? That corner can be reduced if we had one. The other three sections of that corner has a right turning lane. Across from First State Bank.

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  • 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!

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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

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

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    I truly believe if we are forced to accept Obamacare, then all the physicians should be  forced to accept it.

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