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AMBER ALERT LIFTED: Authorities have located missing child May 22, 2013
A blind person could have seen this coming.
They are asking the same people that re-elected Victor Hill to elect a BOC Chairperson?
Now that's a hoot!!!
If the BOE Chairman is allowed to be an elected position, our schools will be in worse shape then they are in now.
That's all this county needs. Uneducated voters electing someone who isn't qualified for the job, just because they are running for a particular office.
The after school programs and functions, including sports, should be funded solely by those who participate in them, and not the taxpayers.This includes the transportation to and from events. If the participants in these after school programs and activities can't afford the cost out of pocket, then they need to resort to securing private funding or work to earn the money so they can attend. Not only would this relieve the overburdened school coffers, this would teach our young that nothing is free, and if you want something bad enough you will work for it.
That's the problem. I have "Woken up and Smelled the Coffee" and I tired of what I am seeing. It's time others in this county start stepping up to the plate and realize the failures of our elected officials. And then admit not only to themselves, but others that their lack of ability to elect qualified candidates has put this county in the position that it's in now.
Here's some ideas.
Get the academics and test scores up where people will want to move back into the county because of the schools, not leave because of the disarray in our schools. This would increase the total tax base for the county. Less vacant property equals a higher tax base without raising taxes.
Release the under performing teachers and replace them with more qualified personnel. Let's start getting quality personnel for our tax dollars. As in any business, if you have a employee that doesn't perform to higher standards, you replace them with someone who will.
Hire a Superintendent that is not only an educator, but is qualified to run a business within it's means. Educating our children is a business, and this county needs someone with business intellect to do this job.
These ideas would bring more tax dollars into our county. These ideas, if implemented, would make this a better county for all. Not only would this attract people back into the county, but also businesses relocating here.
It's people's nature to embrace success and run from failure. It's time our elected officials stop the mass exodus of businesses and people of this county by starting to do something positive for a change. It's also time for those of us still in this county to start holding our elected officials "Feet to the Fire" and demand more from them. We as taxpayers of Clayton County, need to send a clear message that "Business as Usual" will no longer be tolerated. The "Good Ole Boy" system hasn't worked in the past, and will not be tolerated in the future.
Don't these vehicles have to pass a annual state emission test like other vehicles on our roads?
And dare I say that it's most likely that the vast majority of the people that voted for Victor don't even know who Franklin D Roosevelt was. They probably don't know that he was our 32nd president and a Democrat. But the uneducated are allowed to vote, aren't they...
I didn't state anywhere that he wasn't elected in a fair and equal manner. The people of this county made their choice and Victor won. But that doesn't mean that they voted with a clear knowledge of his past representation of this county, or the understanding of the financial burden he placed on the taxpayers of this county. They either didn't care or realize what the taxpayers of this county had to pay for his indiscretions while he was in office. Those tax dollars could have been spent better elsewhere. Maybe even been spent on them!!! If they actually paid taxes, they might be a little more concerned how their money is being spent. But seeing how they have "No dog in that fight" , they simply cast a ballot without doing any research on the candidates past.
And as you stated, those who voted for Victor voted for him because it probably does effect their lives. They were probably some of the same people that Victor failed to arrest and lock up when he was previously Sheriff.
With Victor as Sheriff, we may as well put up billboards across the state inviting all thugs to the county. And instead of "Crime Free Neighborhoods" I can foresee "Enforcement Free Neighborhoods".
"Democracy cannot succeed unless those who express their choice are prepared to choose wisely. The real safeguard of democracy, therefore, is education."
A quote from Franklin D. Roosevelt
I think that says it all.
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