The politically connected corporations will provide plenty of funding to pay for political lies that distort the truth.
What truth? Once again, we have a problem that will generate profits for the politically connected instead of solve the traffic congestion.
Please view the accompanying chart that explains our Return on Investment and the percentage loss.
We focused on funding and projects “entirely” within each given county. When we searched for which location benefited from the loss identified in each county, the city of Atlanta received the money.
How does concentrating the funding within the city of Atlanta solve our traffic congestion problem? Return on Investment for the city of Atlanta – investment overall for the city of Atlanta – $2,156.5 million, or 2.1 billion! The city of Atlanta is the “winner”!
Facts to remember:
- Ten counties that make up District 3 will receive less money and projects entirely within their counties compared to the money generated in their counties.
- The city of Atlanta will benefit from $2.1 billion in money and projects compared to $914.7 million generated within the city limits.
- Biggest losers for T-SPLOST are everyone outside of the city of Atlanta.
- County with the lowest percentage for Return on Investment: Cobb County at 25 percent, with a loss of 75 percent.
- Second county with the lowest percentage for Return on Investment: DeKalb County at 54.7 percent, with a loss of 45 percent, especially for everyone living in South DeKalb. Counties with less than a 20 percent loss with T-SPLOST: Cherokee County, Henry County, Fayette County.
This data prove that the T-SPLOST problem will merely generate profits for the politically connected instead of solving our traffic congestion. The public’s demand for a viable solution will not be answered with this plan of action.
To review the ROI data, visit www.scribd.com/doc/92194885/Transportation-Investment-Act-Return-on-Investment-for-County-City.
Viola Davis is a registered nurse and the co-founder of the Unhappy Voter and Taxpayer organization in Stone Mountain.