As the battle heats up, tax proponents are trying to control the conversation and sway votes with mis-information.
From Mike Lowry’s blog post on the Canton-Sixes Patch, June 13, 2012
Why do you suppose they don’t want anyone talking about it?
- Over the weekend I received an email from an associate showing that the Untie Atlanta facebook pages had removed all of his posts and stopped allowing comments.
- At a meeting on Saturday morning I talked with a Johns Creek City Councilman and was advised that the Johns Creek City Council had refused to schedule any kind of debate, but would welcome an “information” presentation by MAVEN [Metro Atlanta Voter Education Network].
- On Monday I was scheduled to speak against the TSPLOST at the Madison Forum in Cobb County. This was to be a pro/con debate between the TSPLOST MAVEN speaker and myself. Late Monday morning I received an e-mail advising that the MAVEN speaker had withdrawn.
- The Dunwoody Chamber of Commerce had a pro/con forum booked for July 27 and they backed out.
The combination of events might lead one to believe that MAVEN (the Atlanta Regional Commission, the Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce) wants to shut down opposition voices and rely on its $8 million advertising budget to convince you to vote for the TSPLOST.
I hope you have better sense.
See the photo proof here: http://canton-ga.patch.com/blog_posts/what-are-the-tsplost-advocates-trying-to-hide#photo-10300911