A person attempted to add a comment to my earlier post about public transportation. The comment makes some statements that I would like to address but unfortunately they also chose to be insulting. So instead of debating them at this point I will take this opportunity to explain my comment policy.
This is not a public forum. This is my forum. I do this blog because I want to and I will publish your comments if I want to.
I don’t mind good natured jabs every once in a while and I enjoy a good debate so commenters don’t have to agree with me. But let me be clear: I feel no obligation to subsidize any commenter’s rudeness and that is doubly true when I already subsidize their chosen mode of transportation to the tune of $1100 a year.
Considering it’s a 1% sales tax, if you say you’re “subsidizing” MARTA with $1100 a year, that must mean you are spending $110,000 a year on things. It’s not an income tax, it’s not a property tax. Do you really spend $110,000 at the store each year? If so, I don’t think that 1% sales tax is hurting your bottom line. You could always move to Cobb or Gwinnett, then you wouldn’t have to pay it. Also, here’s some options: http://money.cnn.com/galleries/2007/pf/0704/gallery.tax_friendliest/8.html
I’ve been to Alaska, it’s quite nice.
Your math is correct but regardless of the dollar amount I respectfully reject your presumptuous determination of what is an acceptable intrusion on my bottom line.