People in Atlanta are hurting. Many are unemployed. More are only working part-time. Property taxes are way too high. A need to draw new business to the city is pressing.
The Atlanta City Council is ready to meet the challenge. Their solution: raise the sales tax. To pay for “new police cars, fire trucks and other public safety facilities,” of course. Not police officers…police cars.
What horse hockey. How about the inventive idea of using the current vehicles for a few extra years and lowering taxes, to bring in investment and allow citizens to have more to spend?