Corinth voter forum Tuesday on 'Future Fare'

Jul 30, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Newms360.com

At 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Corinth residents will be able to get more details about the Aug.

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Great! I cant wait for this city to move forward. Vote YES!!!!
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absent-minded voting has begun for futurefare
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What is the voting for?
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I do not remember anyone making their platform while running for office that all they needed to raise taxes in order to improve things. Do our roads need work? I would say yes. This seems more like a repair bill rather than an investment. Granted most of these on the board and the mayor were not here before so they did not create the mess. Although they asked for the job and like I stated they did not tell others that if they were elected our taxes would need to be raised. While the roads do need work, I do not see that it will provide a return on our investment.
I am voting YES

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Well,
The way I see it we can either pay now or pay way more later. These roads are not getting better on their own. The cost to repair will only go up with inflation.
I am voting YES
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I'm voting yes! And Voting HELL YES for Liquor!
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When was the last time that giving more of your hard earned money to a politician for them to spend as they see fit, a GOOD thing? I am against this. This economy is too fragile. There is too much uncertainity. People are hurting. Many people can't afford more taxes. All the people that have come out in the paper in favor of the tax increase are people with money, people that this economy has not affected like it has my business. there has got ton be a better way. A good friend of mine, shortly before he died, suggested raising the sales tax in the City of Corinth by a 1/4 percent like Tupelo to 7.25 percent. Then the burden would not completely fall on the backs of the residents and business owners of our city. Everyone that would shop in Corinth and uses our roads would help shoulder the load. Someone said that the legislature would have to pass this, well what is the legislature for? Does this not make more sense?
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Just remember that the vote for liquor and the vote for roads are two different votes. I have also noticed that the only ones who have come out as 'yes' in the Corinthian paper are people that are either friends and supporters of the current mayor or people like 'Jumper Reality' that stand to gain because the road improvements will increase the value of the property they hold city wide. Has anyone noticed that the roads that are being paved are not in the dilapidated parts of the city but in the already affluent parts of town. Someone on another post indicated that JUST the cost of paving the road from Shiloh and N Harper to hwy 2 in ward 2, JUST THIS ONE ROAD, will cost more than all the money allotted to ward 1 or ward 3 and only 8500 less than all of ward 4. Guess who lives on that road? spoiler alert---- the mayor.
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Speaking of our illustrious Mayor, when he was about to run for mayor he attended all of the Tea Party rallies. They had just gotten started. When the Tea Party first got started the " T E A" stood for T- taxed E-enough A-already and low and behold look who is jumping up and down to raise our taxes, Mr. Mayor. It was at one of these Tea Party rallies that I first met Mr. Irwin, and while posing as a Tea Party supporter, he ask for my vote. This mayor and board need to tighten their belts and learn to make do with what they have got like the rest of us have had to do in this Obama economy.
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The problem with more taxes is simple...

The officals have been saying that they were going to bring new jobs to the area for as long as I can remember but it has not happened .... The Arena was built to hlep make Corinth better now the CITY And COUNTY put 250,000 a year in the arena to keep the doors open this is not the tourism tax that pays for the construction of the building. Also the City ownes the Gas and Water that has lots of money in reserve however they will not get into this account because the board that are appointed by them will not allow it ... So how is more taxes going to help....and if you read in the very expensive book that the mayor but out said nothing about fixing the aging sewer pipes under the new roads so in 6 months or so they will have to be dug up and fixed... also the rent you might be paying now will increase 30-100 permonth just to cover the new taxes you think Baily Williams is going to pay 50-100 thousand dollars a year in taxes and not pass it on to us the renters....

PLEASE VOTE NO is is not going to work.......and it will KILL the small business sector

1000 Employed by hospital
600 By Cat
400 KC
100 Intex

so where does the other 10,000 people work .... small business,,,,
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Aug 17, 2012
 
Please forgive me but I must have missed something as I was listening to some talk about the new tax and fixing the infrastructure , the sewer plant Etc. What is this about paying more if you rent. Is it because the land taxes will go up that much?? I am landlord and would like to know why this keeps being mentioned.
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Every small business in Corinth is going to take a hit if this passes. How does one think the businessmen are going to make up the loss of $13,000 and up of profit to taxes? Yes, price increases that will drive shoppers to the next town that was smart enough to keep taxes down in this downturned economy. The increase in property taxes is going to make the homes that are empty here less attractive and folks that are walking the thin line to purchase are going to somewhere else. Those that budgeted home costs carefully are now punished with a tax increase that home owners will now have to take from other expenses and likely affect spending in this town (restaurants). It looks good from the outside but the affects will be negative. The power to tax is the power to destroy. This is a bad idea in this economy and for the 40% of people that are carrying the tax load for the city and county. A common sense thinker could agree with this idea if the economy and country's debt were better. As it is, a train wreck is coming and the leaders that proposed this aren't thinking of the average individual that is struggling here.
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I cant bring myself to vote for a new tax. It was just a few years ago the City wasted 30 or 40 thousand for a clock in down town. The only roads that will wind up getting paved is Shiloh road because it is near all the rich people. Also once a tax comes it never leaves. They will not let it expire. In a few years they will think of another reason to keep it in place and maybe raise it.

Vote NO!
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Alex Wilson wrote:
The problem with more taxes is simple...

The officals have been saying that they were going to bring new jobs to the area for as long as I can remember but it has not happened .... The Arena was built to hlep make Corinth better now the CITY And COUNTY put 250,000 a year in the arena to keep the doors open this is not the tourism tax that pays for the construction of the building. Also the City ownes the Gas and Water that has lots of money in reserve however they will not get into this account because the board that are appointed by them will not allow it ... So how is more taxes going to help....and if you read in the very expensive book that the mayor but out said nothing about fixing the aging sewer pipes under the new roads so in 6 months or so they will have to be dug up and fixed... also the rent you might be paying now will increase 30-100 permonth just to cover the new taxes you think Baily Williams is going to pay 50-100 thousand dollars a year in taxes and not pass it on to us the renters....

PLEASE VOTE NO is is not going to work.......and it will KILL the small business sector

1000 Employed by hospital
600 By Cat
400 KC
100 Intex

so where does the other 10,000 people work .... small business,,,,
I actually took the time to ask the Mayor about this. I know that your estimates are extremely over exaggerated. If landlords pass on the tax the average tenant would pay an extra 4 to 9 dollars per month. Maybe even less.

As far as digging up the streets, I was told that assessments will be done prior to any paving. If new pipes are needed, they will be replaced out of G&W and Sewer depts.

Please quit using scare tactics and fear mongering lies to get your WRONG facts out in the public.

I am voting yes because I want to see this city prosper.
voting yes

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mike wrote:
I cant bring myself to vote for a new tax. It was just a few years ago the City wasted 30 or 40 thousand for a clock in down town. The only roads that will wind up getting paved is Shiloh road because it is near all the rich people. Also once a tax comes it never leaves. They will not let it expire. In a few years they will think of another reason to keep it in place and maybe raise it.

Vote NO!
Private donations paid for that clock. Know your facts before posting these lies.
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Alex Wilson wrote:
The problem with more taxes is simple...

The officals have been saying that they were going to bring new jobs to the area for as long as I can remember but it has not happened .... The Arena was built to hlep make Corinth better now the CITY And COUNTY put 250,000 a year in the arena to keep the doors open this is not the tourism tax that pays for the construction of the building. Also the City ownes the Gas and Water that has lots of money in reserve however they will not get into this account because the board that are appointed by them will not allow it ... So how is more taxes going to help....and if you read in the very expensive book that the mayor but out said nothing about fixing the aging sewer pipes under the new roads so in 6 months or so they will have to be dug up and fixed... also the rent you might be paying now will increase 30-100 permonth just to cover the new taxes you think Baily Williams is going to pay 50-100 thousand dollars a year in taxes and not pass it on to us the renters....

PLEASE VOTE NO is is not going to work.......and it will KILL the small business sector

1000 Employed by hospital
600 By Cat
400 KC
100 Intex

so where does the other 10,000 people work .... small business,,,,
Rick Quinn is this biggest property owner in Corinth and he has endorsed Future Fare.

I agree that no one likes taxes, but the mayor has set forth a bold plan to improve infrastructure in our city. I will have to pay an extra 300 for my business property and an extra 220 for my home. I am willing to pay this for the improvements to be done.
I hope this passes. Those with vision should see that this will be a food pod thing. Just look at Tupelo.
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BizOwner wrote:
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Rick Quinn is this biggest property owner in Corinth and he has endorsed Future Fare.
I agree that no one likes taxes, but the mayor has set forth a bold plan to improve infrastructure in our city. I will have to pay an extra 300 for my business property and an extra 220 for my home. I am willing to pay this for the improvements to be done.
I hope this passes. Those with vision should see that this will be a food pod thing. Just look at Tupelo.
Rick Quinn's finances are solid and not teetering on bankruptcy. Those that are barely paying the mortgage and rearing kids with the current income are going to be squeezed with the new taxes. Ten dollars a month isn't much to many but its everything to some. An extra two or three thousand dollars a year can be a dealbreaker. Tupelo has grown because they were not constrained by a few domineering and jealous controlling families.
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"First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do." -Epictetus

Our town is suffering dearly from a lack of forethought from past leadership. This is long overdue and much needed. Making our community more accessible and attractive to business and industry is a must. I for one don't want to see Corinth wither and die like so many small towns in America have already done. You can point all the fingers you want on our leaders but I know firsthand that despite the every effort several large industrial prospects have passed on Corinth because we don't have the accessibility they require and their management didn't see themselves relocating to our community.

We have so much potential and we are faced with a tough choice. We can either make an effort to live up to that potential and pay now or we can all suffer the long term consequences later.

Let's look ahead and be realistic. All of our finances will be in a state of dismal disrepair if we don't do something to improve our community now and create a strong foundation for future generations. My family owns a small business in Corinth and it is partially because of that that we will vote YES to Future Fare. Small business owners need to wake up to the reality that long-term they may suffer if this DOES NOT pass. Maybe not right away, but look at the bigger picture. How bright will your businesses' future be when the next generation opts to leave town and slowly but ever so surely the population of our community dwindles. I've heard "I'll have to charge more..." Well, that logic won't amount to a hill of beans if there isn't anyone walking through your doors in the first place because they've all left town to find jobs and a future in other communities.

I will vote for now. Will it work? I don't know the answer to that, but as I drive downtown and look at the new businesses sprouting up, and the cleanup being done to long neglected buildings and entire city blocks, I can't help but sense something that's been lacking for a long time in our town - H.O.P.E.
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todays paper shows us that 845 people cannot pay their property taxes and will have them put up for auction.How many do you think there will be next year if future fare passes?also,if you read the editorials in the paper regarding futurefare,almost everyone who supports it,supports the good thinking on the part of city government and their plans for the future,they do not mention imposing a tax increase.their words are carefully done to show support,but not necessarily agree with the method.
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If you look at who is wanting it, is the ones who have kept Corinth in the 20th century. This will give them more chance to acquire more property to make money off the backs of the working poor. This town needs more industry not more taxes on the people.

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