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Column: Money, mayoral candidates and trees are week’s hot topics

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After reading that Augusta commissioners agreed to pay newly appointed Tax Commissioner Chris Johnson an estimated $55,000 severance package for resigning ...

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  1. Wow. These two people charged with overseeing the property tax bills and tax collections of the citizens of see absolutely nothing wrong with how they have used and abused the taxpayers. Just imagine what it will be like when they tag team the taxpayers if one of them (Kendricks) get elected mayor. Every time some of these candidates open their mouths or brag about their records, they make Marion look like the best candidate. He is honest, transparent, and calls things as they are.

  2. Marion Williams said what I think pretty much summarizes the problem with Steven Kendrick….”Steven thinks he’s smarter than everybody else.”. THAT is a characteristic of the vast majority of criminals…those convicted and non-convicted. When someone comes up with what they think is a foolproof and infallible plan for personal gain, they think others can’t possibly counter it because it was so well thought out. This characteristic is dangerous and should be a forewarning of future actions. Look at Mayor Davis. Had voters known what sort of deceptive shenanigans he would end up pulling, do you think the majority would’ve voted him into office?
    People…don’t vote for Steven Kendrick. If you do, and he wins, you get what you deserve in his being the mayor.

    • “Had voters known what sort of deceptive shenanigans he would end up pulling, do you think the majority would’ve voted him into office?” A major difference between a Democrat and a Republican is that Democrats will vote a criminal into office and keep him/her/it in office forever regardless of the crime or moral transgression – e.g., Ted Kennedy, Bill Clinton, Barrack Obama, and Joe Biden. Republicans immediately try and execute an elected official for as little as a parking ticket. Voters would re-elect Hardie Davis if he was not term-limited. Some will vote for Lori Myles because she is a woman and/or black. And then there are the voters who do not bother to vote because they think all politicians are corrupt and they are powerless to change the system.

  3. This paragraph says it all – “For all the praise mayoral hopeful Steven Kendrick likes to heap on himself for creating a modern and efficient tax office, the events of the past two weeks have shown us that underneath that façade is a politics-as-usual cesspool.” I still wonder what happened to the twenty grand lost at the onset of Kendricks tenure as TC. Not one but of this passes a smell test. Beware Augusta, SK wants to increase the already bloated mayor’s office with a salary increase and candidate LM wants a mayoral house. Consider yourselves warned. Best to go with a non-politician or the always running.

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