The Daily Citizen-News recently printed a column titled "Outsiders help pay for the SPLOST." The last sentence reads: "There is no probably about the fact that some percentage of our SPLOST is paid for by people who don't live here." The other side of the coin is that we who do live here pay sales tax in other counties or states, or both.
My wife and I recently returned from a three-week trip that took us through or into nine states. We paid taxes on all the money we spent, taxes that went to other states or counties, or both. There are many, many people who live in this county and pay taxes elsewhere! Why does no one point out that what we spend there balances out what other people spend here?
That argument that others pay some of our SPLOST won't work, and anybody who agrees with that must have a head in a hole.