Wednesday, January 24, 2007

New county


I think that a new county would be appropriate. I don't see why someone should be forced to help someone else because they are poor. On the other hand, as Josh once said, "we pay them not to steal from us. "

Milton County would have a population of about 300,000, instantly making it Georgia's fifth-largest county.

Residents of north Fulton represent 29 percent of the county's population of 915,000 but pay 42 percent of its property taxes, according to a local taxpayers group. A split would lead to the loss of $193 million in property taxes alone for Fulton County.

Fifth largest county? There is a reason that we have counties a certain size. When one county is really big, you have problems. Henry county has many problems because it is too big, and grew too fast.

The problem with a proposal like this is that it has to be an instantaneous break. I find that discontinuities in almost anything lead to problems.

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