The political tide in Barrow County long ago turned red.
All elected officials in Barrow County, where the office is of a partisan nature, are Republicans. In fact, it would be safe to say it would take a minor political miracle for any Democrat to get elected locally today.
That makes one wonder why local Republicans are so eager to reach into our pockets for more of our our hard-earned money. It’s been going on for some time. The Barrow Board of Education is always on the prowl for more cash in terms of a Educational Local Option Sales Tax. Local voters granted that wish when they recently voted another tax on themselves.
Some members of the Barrow County Board of Commissioners let it be known that since privatization was not chosen then taxpayers had better be ready to give up more of their hard-earned money via a property tax hike. I wrote about this issue in a recent column and an interesting reply to it is printed on page 5A in today’s edition.
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