Have you seen the little piggies, Crawling in the dirt
And for all the little piggies, Life is getting worse
Always having dirt to play around in.
Have you seen the bigger piggies, In their starched white shirts
You will find the bigger piggies, Stirring up the dirt
Always have clean shirts to play around in.
In their sties with all their backing, They don’t care what goes on around
In their eyes there’s something lacking, What they need’s a damn good whacking.
Everywhere there’s lots of piggies, Living piggy lives
You can see them out for dinner, With their piggy wives
Clutching forks and knives to eat their bacon.
Piggies by The Beatles, “The White Album”, Capitol Records, 1968
We thought that this song is appropriate. Again, it’s up to us to report the truth since Barry Paschal and Austin Rhodes and the rest of the be all know all local media censors it. So here we go.
During the 2009-2010 Regular Session, a little bill called The Georgia 2020 Transportation Act, HB 277, sailed on through the legislative branch and blessed by the executive branch. We have TSPLOST coming up, and Ron Cross and the rest of the commissioners and the Columbia County Chamber of Commerce are in our opinion salivating over TSPLOST. Why? A bunch of money will go to local governments for transportation projects…gee, who’ll get them?
Sounds real good doesn’t it? All Columbia County legislators, Lee Anderson, Ben Harbin, Bill Jackson, and Barbara Sims, voted for HB 277. They’re all good conservative Republicans right? They’re all for low taxes. Certainly Barry Paschal, Austin Rhodes and others would have cried foul if it were not? Just look at what Barry Paschal wrote, “…insisting on electing conservatives who are less inclined to see money as the solution to every problem. And then you look in the mirror: If you’re complaining about traffic, or the lack of pavement on the dirt road in front of the house you bought on a dirt road, or crowded classrooms, or asking for any of a plethora of government services, then you are making a case not for less taxes, but for more. n (sic) short? You get tax cuts by insisting that politicians spend less. And by demanding less in the first place.” Sounds real good Barry, but did you mean it? We think not.
HB 277 is, depending on who you believe, is a $1 billion – $1.6 billion TAX INCREASE. WHOA!
The Dalton, GA Mayor David Pennington called TSPLOST the “largest tax increase in Georgia history.” PolitiFact agrees with Mayor Pennington. WHOA! Oh…did we mention that BEN HARBIN SPONSORED HB 277? WHOA! WHOA! Did Barry Paschal and Austin Rhodes tell you about this? We doubt it. Lee Anderson voted for it. Yes, this is the Lee Anderson that wants to take his show on the road to Washington, DC and vote for pork and tax hikes on the federal level. Ben Harbin’s name has come up as a candidate, and he sponsored 277. Bill Jackson voted for 277. Barbara Sims voted for 277. Who else told you about this? Think real hard.
Do you know what the 2011-2012 Regular Session’s HB 277 was? Hunting; baiting and hunting of deer and feral hogs…no lie, look it up. Another super job by Morris Communications at censoring the truth.