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Brewman_Jax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-11 10:03 PM
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The snow is falling hard
I'd like to think that nature is angry about suffering another business racketeer and sorry rethug governor for another 4 years, along with a mostly rethug assembly and too many democratic turncoats to help them screw the masses in favor of their rich benefactors. :hide:
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XanaDUer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-10-11 11:53 AM
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1. The thing I like about Nature is, It doesn't seem to care about
humans at all.

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Raffi Ella Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-10-11 12:04 PM
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2. lol.
We got about 6-7 inches! I've never seen snow like this, been in and out in it all morning. I made the mistake of trying to go out on the hiking trails with my dog, lol. I need some snow shoes for this stuff.

How much did you guys get?

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Brewman_Jax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-10-11 06:17 PM
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3. About the same
the roads have been deserted, and it looks like the same for tomorrow.
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groundloop Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-12-11 08:04 AM
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4. The inability to clear the roads DAYS after the snowfall has me thinking about tax cuts....
Nathan Deal's first priority, as he said several weeks ago, was to enact another tax cut for businesses.

I saw on the news that this years budget has already been spent on snow and ice removal, yet the roads are still in horrible shape. A truck driver on the news said that roads in neighboring states were in much better condition, as soon as he hit the Georgia state line the roads were unsafe. Most businesses (my place of employment included) are looking at a third (and likely fourth) day of being shut down because employees can't safely get to work, and my kids will likely miss an entire week of school. Gee govenor Deal, do you still think cutting budgets yet again is a good idea?

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Phentex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-12-11 11:35 AM
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5. I was thinking about this too, but you can't really plan for this...
people have been critical of Mayor Reed but when it comes down to it, should money be spent on trucks that *might* be needed on such a weather rarity?

On the other hand, the money lost by businesses and spent on ice removal is adding up. What's the answer?

I agree with you, though, tax cuts are not the answer!
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groundloop Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-12-11 02:27 PM
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6. I didn't intend to imply anything about Mayor Reed, rather to bring up Deal's irresponsible tax cuts
Edited on Wed Jan-12-11 02:28 PM by groundloop
The VERY FIRST public pronouncements out of Nathan Deal's mouth were that he would cut taxes for businesses - while our schools are falling further and further behind, while our streets go unplowed for days, while our infrastructure is falling apart....... It just seems very short sighted to be making tax cuts (especially tax cuts which will once again largely benefit the wealthy) when our state budget is in such bad shape.




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Phentex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-12-11 02:59 PM
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7. He's an ass...
and I don't mean that as a compliment. :)

It's going to be painful to watch him in office.
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Brewman_Jax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-12-11 11:51 PM
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8. Speaking of tax cuts
rather, cuts on business and income taxes, they're looking to add a grocery tax and other consumption taxes as an end around to avoid tax hikes. It might happen since the weather troubles have taken the majority of severely cut state agency budgets.

Looks like standard GOP procedure--the people get to pay, the rich take the money and run away. :eyes:
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