Cobb schools’ failure to pass IMAGE will hurt SPLOST
February 10, 2013 12:25 AM | 1130 views | 6 6 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print
DEAR EDITOR:

In the midst of the hullabaloo surrounding the failure of Cobb Commissioners Tim Lee and Helen Goreham to support the IMAGE ordinance, which would take jobs from illegal aliens and give them back to unemployed citizens and legal workers of Cobb County, a question occurred to me.

I asked and was told that even if this ordinance is passed, it would not affect the way the Cobb County School District does business. I find that both strange and upsetting. The CCSD, in its normal operations, and through the SPLOST funding, expends millions of dollars of Cobb Country taxpayer funds.

Why should it not be held to the same standards as the county government insofar as seeing that jobs go to residents and not illegal aliens? Is it to be permissible for illegal aliens to get their hands on our taxpayer funds, leaving Cobb County residents unemployed, simply because the contractor is working for the CCSD instead of Cobb County? I don’t think so.

Shortly we are going to be asked to vote on another Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax for the Cobb School District. It seems to me that it would be to their benefit to get on board with the IMAGE program, both as far as the CCSD itself is concerned and especially for their contractors, if they intend to sell this SPLOST to the people.

We should all be in contact with our School Board representatives and insisting upon it, for the good of our neighbors who are unemployed and for the good of our county. I know I will be doing so.

Devlin Adams

west Cobb

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Off Balance
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February 10, 2013
Devlin-

Stay on this and keep us informed. I have already decided who I WON'T vote for next time.

I will only vote for those who support America and not for those who refuse to uphold their oath of office.
Pat H
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February 10, 2013
Illegal aliens have been discovered at school construction sites in the recent past.

No more School SPLOST until the County and Cities all take a serious stand and apply IMAGE to all county projects.

Delay the SPLOST vote until all have passed IMAGE certification, or vote the SPLOST down.
Bob S
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February 10, 2013
Yes, there have been illegals discovered in the past. However, they were immediately removed from the site and turned over to the authorities. All contractors (and subcontractors)are to fill out the proper forms and do background checks on ALL workers. However, we do not live in a perfect world, and some people lie. The school system has a working system in place. Good Lord, some of you need to do just a little research before you open your mouth.
@Bob S
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February 11, 2013
Sorry, they were discovered by an infiltration by Jobs for Georgians, private citizens group who continue to be discriminated against in the construction industry.

After the offending subcontractor was publicly identified, instead of eliminating them from public funds, the traitor employer and his illegal alien workforce were again discovered.

Take a look at the road crews of C. W. Matthews - either they are discriminating against every other race and nationality other than Hispanic or they just hire illegal aliens with a couple of white supervisors standing around watching the workforce.
With Bob S
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February 11, 2013
Good Lord, get your facts straight before writing about something you know so little about. Every organization is having these issues, but the most important point at hand is that once discovered, it is rectified. Being diligent in not allowing it to happen in the first place is desirable, but naive to think it will never happen.

But tying this as to reason not to vote for SPLOST is childish and ridiculous. If you won't support SPLOST, have a good reason, not as extortion.
George Middleton
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February 11, 2013
Bob S. You are the one who needs to do some investigation. In most cases, the illegals are back to work, under another name, in less than a week. "Fill our paperwork?" give me a break. I know too many people in the construction industry to swallow that.

You are right, it is not a perfest world. PEOPLE LIE AND CHEAT TO MAKE MONEY. and others cover up for them to line their own pcokets.
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