Valdosta Daily Times

November 12, 2012

Rant & Rave for Monday, Nov. 12, 2012

The Valdosta Daily Times

- — 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.

I wish the clerks at the gas stations stop looking at me funny when I come in to get less than $8 for gas. I am struggling just like everyone else.

Can people learn to drive?! Slower traffic, please, get into your right lane.

The eastside and southside will be hurt by SPLOST VII’s defeat.

It may take years and years to undo the mess that George Bush has made. All the lives that were lost for nothing in Iraq and Afghanistan are not replaceable. That is the worst part of what he did.