MARTA riders wary of sales tax
By Steve Visser
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Charles Miller registered to vote at the Five Points rail station last week because it’s a big election year. He might support the president in November, but not a regional sales tax in July.
“I don’t see any improvements — I just see it building more roads,” the security guard from Decatur said of the proposed one percent tax for transportation projects.
Other voters, ages from soon-to-be 18 to 57, from West End to Inman Park and from north to south Atlanta, mimicked a common refrain: “We don’t need any more taxes.”
They weren’t tea party supporters. Those tax skeptics are MARTA riders.
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