The Troup County commissioner in District 3 obviously was not aware of the following “endorsements” for a “yes” vote on the SPLOST, for he stated in his recent letter to the editor that he was “very disappointed to see the Republican Party endorse a “no” vote” on SPLOST IV, for he went on to say SPLOST taxes had “always” been a “nonpartisan” issue. Oh really? Check out the following.
Here are the endorsements from organizations listed on the website “Troup Together” supporting a “yes” vote on the taxes: this commissioner himself is endorsing a “yes” vote according to the list; LaGrange-Troup County Chamber of Commerce; Troup County Board of Commissioners; Troup County Center for Strategic Planning; Troup County Certified Literate Community Program; Troup County Democratic Party; Tucker Boys Convenience Store, and West Georgia Health.
I would call endorsing a “yes” vote on the new SPLOST IV quite partisan for higher taxes, but may I further say that the Troup County Republican Party chairman states very clearly that he endorses the Republican Party platform, which supports taxation “only for necessary government functions,” supporting limited government and fiscal responsibility. The “RINO’S” are showing their true colors acting like Democrats in support of higher taxes and unnecessary spending.
Obviously based on the Republican Party platform, one would vote “no” and “no” on SPLOST IV.
Secretary, Troup County Republican Party
Old Gabbettville Road, West Point