Monday, December 2, 2013

Another break in Paradise

Just another water line break in Eastover....


16 comments:

Anonymous said...

not to get technical, but your headline is incorrect...that's actually "Leftover"

Anonymous said...

Yet another reason we need to pass the 1% sales tax.

Anonymous said...

Just legalize and tax reefer.

Anonymous said...

The sales tax will only push more business to Clinton, Rankin and Madison counties. Stupid is as Jackson does.

Anonymous said...

The sales tax is great. At least the resident of Jackson will actually be paying it. They usually like to raise property taxes cause they think they're sticking it to the man (landlord.) Of course, an income tax is out of the question. I suggest a fast food and malt liquor tax.

Anonymous said...

Yeah right 8:53. Where do YOU get your information. All of the 3 above SUPPORT MOST, which allows municipalities to vote on sales tax issues such as this. Stupid is as stupid does.

NOW GO LOOK IT UP.

Anonymous said...

Is that you Uncle Ben? You've never been too smart when it comes to economics and finance.

Anonymous said...

my biggest question, that causes great concern over any added tax, is where is the current water dep't revenue going? If one run's some simple numbers based on 180,000 citizens, and let's just say 15,000 commercial accounts, that is a huge revenue stream 6 times a year, and then think of it over the past 25 to 30 years

Anonymous said...

"The sales tax is great. At least the resident of Jackson will actually be paying it. "

Uh, listen rube - a sales tax is paid by ANYONE who buys something in the jurisdiction, not people who live there. IIRD the 1% would be added to restaurant tabs in Jackson to collect revenue from out-of-towners dining in Jackson. Residents would pay it only if they ate in Jackson.

Correct me if I'm wrong - there are so many taxes and proposed taxes in Jackson it's hard to keep up.

Anonymous said...

We pay a bundle each summer to visit Orange Beach. The sound of the surf while we're going to sleep is one of the most relaxing things in the world.

I think the new leader in Jackson is tring to raise property values in Leftover by bringing that experience here :-)

Anonymous said...

There are Three types of Tax Paying residents (still) in Jackson. 1) Says everything is great and they love Fondren/Belhaven then when alone they tell me they are scared and want out!! 2)One that accepts crime as a norm and continues to spend $$$ and would not ever move as the really believe the City is coming back...as they are on year 13 for this wishful recovery. 3)One that is currently agreeing there is a problem and there house is currently on the market!! Guys if the #2 citizen changes their minds then the City is done for good..it is on life support now.

Anonymous said...

Wow, 4:25. Listening to you, one would think Jacksonis as irrelevant as you suburbanites are in national elections, even though we still are the capital and have seven times more people than the next largest city in the metro area. We also seem to dominate your minds as you blog online about those "witty" whole foods jokes you conjured up while you should have been working. Count me in the second category, and as far as the city coming back, US census estimates indicate that our population is growing again. Sorry to disappoint you.

Anonymous said...

December 3, 2013 at 7:47 PM = pollyanna extraordinare

Anonymous said...

Dec 3, 2013 at 8:12, I stuck to the facts. That does not make me a Pollyanna. By the way, no one my side of 50 calls someone a Pollyanna, just in case you don't want to show your age next time.

Anonymous said...

Hmmm...sounds like folks who rent a house, trash it and leave.
The flood of '79 made the water/sewer infrastructure problems obvious. There wasn't much in Madison or Rankin back then so why didn't y'all do something then?
What's amusing to me is that y'all live in a cheaper place now where your developers and builders didn't have to do anything to minimum standards. So, there's been no learning curve as you've moved into a place that will have worse problems that will be harder to fix in the future. I strongly suggest hiring an independent building inspector before buying a house in the 'burbs. At least you'll know if they bothered to ground your electrical wiring and connect your sewer line to the sewers systems county supervisors controlled!

Anonymous said...

@7:47....your made me laugh!! one "we still are the capital" yes never denied that! "We have seven more people than the next largest city" yes you do all on welfare and not paying taxes so congrats!!! "We also seem to dominate your minds as you blog online about those "witty" whole foods jokes you conjured up while you should have been working" no just making you aware of troubles you won't see yourself and I'm self employed working from home. "Count me in the second category, and as far as the city coming back" I will check back with you in 2 years and see how that is working out for you!! "US census estimates indicate that our population is growing again" yes It may be and as long as you are a lower income black then you should be fine!!. "Sorry to disappoint you" Absolutely not disappointed just don't want Jackson to fail and more leakage to flow into the surrounding areas....kinda want to keep Jackson a crap hole and not the metro ya know.

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