42,000 are not greater than 400,000. Steve Davis should have known that before he voted for his transportation tax, TSPLOST. Davis put Henry in the 10 county region and forced Henry to be at the mercy of 358,000 other expected voters who can raise our local sales tax.
Davis continues to be silent on his transportation tax efforts. His “no stance” (Rockdale News) statement rings loud and clear with voters in the 109th district. Voters know Davis flip flopped from a no to a yes vote passing the Transportation Investment Act and they know he is in favor of increasing the sales tax in Henry County, GA by 14.3%.
What made him change his mind? Was it the need for the Georgia Chamber of Commerce to say he’s a keen guy? Was it going out on $250 dinners or $800 trips?
Davis continues to tell us he has championed the effort of I-75. Back in his last election cycle where he paid his wife thousands of dollars to “organize”, he claimed he had secured $80 million to widen I-75. No dirt has turned since he personally obtained the $80 million two years ago. In his latest efforts he tells the voters he successfully funded I-75 but forgets the details of what he did. He gave us another tax!
“We are not in the condition financially to build interstate projects that are not toll, so it will be some form of toll, so anybody who will be using these lanes will have to pay to use them.” Henry County
This time Davis forgets to inform voters he brought us toll lanes. Davis wants us to pay a tax daily to go to work. Some success, it’s nothing more than new taxes that Davis pledge to oppose.
Every major interstate in the other 9 counties Davis put us in TSPLOST with has their millions in interstate improvements none came with tolls. Some received billions. Davis and his success got us 2 lanes where we will pay daily to use them. Maybe he should have read about the Express lanes up in Gwinnett and how they just loved them so much the governor had to step in and cut how much the state was going to charge.
Davis claims to have the insider track down at the capital and claims he brings us success in the way of $400 million in road projects and a billion dollars in education money (Proof Right May 12, 2012), but his successes are nothing more than new taxes. Does Davis skirt his pledge to not raise taxes with his achievement? The Davis TSPLOST and the Davis Toll Roads are new taxes he needs to answer for.
Just remember when you are paying more taxes on your purchase or ride on his toll road, Steve Davis broke his promise on not supporting new taxes.
Disclosure: I am not voting for Steve Davis or his transportation tax. I volunteer for Dale Rutledge’s campaign. I don’t like liver and onions or new taxes.