We’re paying the price for those we elected
by Bill Byrne
January 26, 2013 11:51 PM | 984 views | 4 4 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print
DEAR EDITOR:

I find it interesting, but not surprising, that Cobb Commission Chairman Tim Lee has changed his position on IMAGE, now that the election is over. Is anyone surprised?

It was embarrassing to see a Cobb County resident handcuffed and removed from last week’s commission meeting. Lee said afterward that once speakers ignore his request (to give their names before addressing the commission), the decision is up to police officers as to how to proceed.” He is dead wrong! Chairing a Commission meeting is the responsibility of the chairman, not police officers. The safety and well-being for everyone in the room is the responsibility of the chairman. Lee just flat lied and is anyone surprised?

After raising taxes six times last year, his proposal to raise his own salary (and those of other elected officials) by 3 percent now, in the middle of hard times, is outrageous. Is anyone surprised?

All of this in just one week in January! Happy New Year!

The Republican Party in Washington is being “bulldozed” by the President and not one single Republican congressman from Georgia is speaking out. The Republican Party is void of courageous leadership and the next four years at the national and local level will change our country and county for a generation. Is anyone surprised?

Elections have consequences and we are all paying the price!

Bill Byrne

Marietta

Editor’s note: Bill Byrne is former chairman of the Cobb Board of Commissioners.
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@billy boy
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January 28, 2013
Byrne's comments have a lot of weight to them.

Unless you enjoy being lied to
Billy Boy
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January 28, 2013
Byrne you lost, now just go away. Your last sentence says it all, perfect reason you lost!
Bill Byrne
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February 04, 2013
Billy Boy:

I can't take seriously comments from people that hide behind a bloggers name and do not have the courage to use their "real name", however, to Billy Boy: YOU JUST CAN'T FIX STUPID!!!

Have a Great Day.

Bill Byrne
Joseph Pond
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January 27, 2013
Section 1.09.02. of the Rules of Procedure of the Cobb County Board of Commissioners, adopted January 22, 1991, states, "All persons shall address the commission in the following manner: a. State his/her name and state address if desired..."
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