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Our thoughts: Back door taxes
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Back door taxes

Recently we observed how shameful it was for our so called "conservative majority" in the state senate to take a secret, no-names-shown vote to temporarily kill a proposed bill that would have allowed local communities and their taxpayers the right to decide whether they would like to sell alcohol on Sunday. If local communities had this option and voted to do it, it would add millions of tax dollars to a strapped state budget.

Now this cowardly group, instead of just coming out and telling the good people of Georgia that in order to balance the state budget, they’re not going to make the cuts necessary to do it and in fact are going to raise our state tax.

Not one of them has shown the courage to do that because if they did they would be run out of office as fast as the next elections are held.

Instead, what they are going to do is raise our taxes by going through the backdoor, the side door and any other door they can find.

You can expect new taxes on selling your private vehicle to a private party, a new tax on the cash cow "sinners" who smoke, a possible tax on gasoline and a myriad of other activities that affect us every day.

We long for the day when we had legislators who not only had courage to do the right thing in a transparent way but actually followed through on their convictions — a trait that seems to be missing from today’s group.

If any of these back door taxes reach the Governor’s desk, we ask him to veto them for the sake of all us.