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When Tea Party and NAACP Join Forces to Defeat a Tax

Rosalind10 Wrote: Aug 02, 2012 9:58 AM
In my area of Michigan, the area city transport (busses) decided they wanted property owner's money via realestate taxes to subsidize public transportation. Unfortunately, it was voted in. Since that time, someone figured it wasn't enough so they raised it. These large city busses run through the city and suburbs with 5 - 10 passengers and have been blocking car traffic ever since. I don't see any benefits for the people paying the bill.
Kali_Fred Wrote: Aug 02, 2012 2:25 PM
R1: I'm really sorry that Detroit is a 3rd world city. My advice, GET OUT. Go South. Go West (not CA, or OR, or WA, though), but GET OUT.
Pat1392 Wrote: Aug 02, 2012 10:38 AM
In the same area, I was told that a guy had offers form a big box store to go back to work --he had to rely on busses and there were none. So he drew a map and found a job that had a bus route. Guess what ---after he started the job the route was cancelled.Some of these guys just can't win.

No one would believe it, but a combined effort by tea party activists and the NAACP helped defeat a proposed 1 percent sales tax for transportation on the 10 main counties that make up some 6 million people living in the Atlanta metropolitan area. And consider this: These two "Davids" had nothing but some printed signs and rallies to get out their message.

The "Goliath" in the contest was a collection of civic organizations backed by $8 million of support by the Atlanta corporate community. Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal, a highly popular Republican governor, and Atlanta's "superstar" mayor, Kasim...

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