The results are hardly surprising. Local Republicans oppose taxes and favor reduced federal spending based on their responses to the non-binding questions on the Republican primary ballot.
By an overwhelming margin, Barrow County voters expressed support for reducing federal spending in order to reduce massive federal deficits. Only five percent of local Republicans voted against reducing spending.
By an almost equally large margin, Barrow voters indicated their opposition to increased federal taxes. Over 93 percent of Republican voters said they would not favor increasing federal taxes in order to reduce the deficit.
Barrow County Republican Party chairman Ken Young said the results indicate voters are fed up with out-ofcontrol federal spending and are solid against raising taxes.
Barrow Republicans are also opposed to using local tax dollars to pay Barrow’s portion of proposed passenger rail service between Atlanta and Athens.
Only 21 percent of voters expressed a willingness to funnel local tax dollars into the project.
Young said opposition to raising local property taxes to support passenger rail service continues to grow.
The three ballot questions are non-binding, but provided an opportunity for Republicans to provide input on these issues.