GREAT Plan Continue to Suffer

I just don’t think its odds of passing are great and the constant flow of stories like this won’t help.

The Cartersville City Council Thursday unanimously voted to adopt a resolution in opposition to House Resolution 900.

Cartersville is joining a growing number of cities throughout the state speaking out against the planned state legislation. Proposed by House Speaker Glenn Richardson, the constitutional amendment would eliminate all property taxes and replace them with an expanded sales tax, which would be anywhere from 6 to 8 percent, depending on the local sales tax rate. The sales tax would also be expanded to services, including haircuts, tattoos, legal services and landscaping.

Meanwhile, over in Gainesville the City Manager, Bryan Shuler, had some unkind words about the GREAT plan for City Council:


  1. rugby_fan says:


    Think about it, the more this continues, the more likely it is the plan fails Richardson loses more credibility, and the more likely it is he loses power.

    Georgia wins in that scenario.

  2. cheapseats says:

    They shoot horses, don’t they?

    The best outcome for both Georgia and Romeo Stache is for him to just disappear. Being primarily a Dem supporter, it would be great for the Dems if the Republicans had a messy and public meltdown over this brat but, I don’t really wish that on the state as a whole. A quiet exit, maybe to “spend more time with his family” (isn’t that the standard line?) would be best for Georgia.

    I don’t have anything against Richardson on a personal level but he has really embarrassed the House and the state and he could probably benefit from some time away from politics.

  3. Ms_midtown says:

    If you ask any State Rep in person, what will happen with the GREAT plan. They always say “no way” in a polite manner.

  4. Old School Politics says:

    It will be interesting to watch the appropriations process to see what projects and funding are shifted away from Cartersville this year. Whether you agree or disagree with the plan what a dangerous move by a little city.

  5. Painterman says:

    Funny years ago, polls of people on the lottery showed the people supporting voting on it in the majority and finally it was on the ballot due to public pressure for it to be there. Now there have been several polls showing that some 60 to 70 % want a chance to vote on this and it is implied that this is due to their ignorance and we must look to the legislature to save the people from themselves. Hmmmm…………very interesting.

  6. cheapseats says:

    How do you poll something that changes every 15 minutes?

    I mean, it takes about 10 times longer to complete a real poll than it does for Tax Jesus to announce a major change to the plan.

    What do you want to poll?
    “Do you like taxes – yes or no?”

  7. dorian says:

    Oh my god! Another bunch of extremist, pinko, commie lovin, flag burnin special interests coming out against the holy GlennTax.

    If you love America, apple pie, and the Georgia Bulldogs then, by god, you gotta love the GlennTax. It is unamerican, that is u-n-a-m-e-r-i-c-a-n not to support it.

    I saw Glenn in a bar the other night, looking disheveled crying into a half drunken Manhattan with only a lowly TitleMax lobbyist to keep him company. He was scribbling furiously on cocktail napkins wet from his own tears. Oh, how the mighty have fallen. You ba$tards!

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