No idea who this Kevin Jarrard fella is, but a hearty tip ‘o the hat to him:

But Gainesville resident Kevin Jarrard said regardless of what politicians say, capital projects in SPLOST will result in a tax increase.

He said SPLOST has strayed from its original purpose.

“When SPLOST began back in the mid-’80s, the list was stuff we could probably all agree was good ideas,” Jarrard said. “But as the SPLOST has become entrenched, more and more pet projects get added to the list.

The SPLOST has become entrenched in Hall County. It’s a never ending source of taxation that voters always accept, and so more and more projects get funneled into the SPLOST.

In the worst economic downturn of our lifetimes, we have Hall County commissioners advocating an additional 1 cent sales tax for the next six years. Shouldn’t we all stand up and say no?