April 11, 2018

Do you know what is considered to be the biggest threat to Jasper County? It is not poor roads or lack of infrastructure. It is not high property taxes. It is not wasteful spending or ever increasing debt.

NO!  It is something much worse—NEGATIVITY!!

At the Comprehensive Plan meeting—a meeting where there was planning for the future of Jasper County—the Chamber of Commerce President, Pam Mayer, declared that one of the biggest threats to Jasper County was “negativity and naysayers.” 

Heaven forbid if anyone dares to question the agenda of the Chamber or the Development Authority, the lack of code enforcement, wasteful spending, purchasing a $4M piece of property with more debt, sky-high utility bills, or giving away 10 years of property taxes and losing $1.8M in bond money.

Now there is a real definition for negativity, and then there is a definition that politicians and so-called leaders use.  Negativity is a label used for any idea that does not go along with or questions the agenda the politicians and the “community leaders” have.  You are considered negative if you question spending, question conflicts of interest, question high taxes, and even question tax giveaways to high powered companies that pay no tax while the property owners in our small county continue to pay more and more.

The “Negativity” label is used to keep people quiet, and keep them from questioning what goes on and who benefits.

The biggest threat to Jasper County is keeping pertinent information from the citizens so they cannot be informed and make good decisions.  How dare some negative person find something out and spill the beans to inform people and actually tell the TRUTH!! 



Citizens, be informed and stay informed!  Only by being informed, can the citizens understand what is being done and talked about, and then press our officials to make good decisions for everyone in Jasper County.  That is our goal with the Taxdogs blog.

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  1. Think about it says:

    If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change. – Wayne Dyer

    Kudos to TWG for keeping the public informed.

  2. Jasper County On The Chopping Block says:

    The biggest threat to Jasper County is economic development hacks and the out-of-control growth they most certainly will create.
    The rural, picturesque county of Jasper will be unrecognizable to long time residents in 10 more years. Prepare for more people, traffic and crime. It’s all a one package deal.

    8,000 inquire about 201 apartments as Central Florida officials seek affordable housing options

    • Bobby Jacobs, Jr. says:

      Out of control growth…. Henry, Cobb, Rockdale, Newton counties. Traffic, Crime, Foreclosure of homes, Over crowded schools, Sense of community gone, Drain on public services, Increase of taxes to provide more public services, No quality of life and I could list more. That is the life a lot of Jasper county residents left. I am happy with the quality of life we all share now and I hope it stays that way. Please be cautious of words like Planned Growth, Controlled Growth, Smart Growth and Tax digest benefit Growth. The road to hell was paved with good intentions.

  3. We The Fleeced says:

    Will David Dyer be returning the thousands of taxpayer’s dollars he collected off this full-blown fraud masquerading as economic development? How many millions of dollars of debt will the people of Jasper County allow this cabal of con artists to sink us into before we say enough is enough? Only cockroaches and crooks operate under of the cover of darkness and neither should be in charge of allocating taxpayer money.
    We get what we allow.

  4. David Sheppard says:

    As long as questions are being asked they at least have to pay attention to us the Taxpayers. Thanks for keeping everyone informed.

  5. taxdogs says:

    “Anyone who challenges the prevailing orthodoxy finds himself silenced with surprising effectiveness. A genuinely unfashionable opinion is almost never given a fair hearing, either in the popular press or in the highbrow periodicals.” (George Orwell, 1972)

  6. James Roy Kelly says:

    If it were not for Mary Patrick and the Watchdogs we would not know squat about what goes on in the county. I believe they don’t want the people to know what goes on because they fear it will expose their incompetence.

  7. Gay Morrison says:

    We need to drain our local swamp!

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