Thursday, July 28, 2011

Bill speaks

Madison resident Bill Billingsley discusses property taxes and the Board of Supervisors in Madison County. Enjoy.


LeBeau0605 said...

Thank you, Bill. I didn't know that John Bell Crosby had abstained his vote - not surprising (he is very weak in his voting style). Vote Leland Hennington on Aug. 2nd - he'll be the stand up guy that John Bell Crosby is not!

Anonymous said...

Nice. He mentions a redistricting video. Where can we find that?

Anonymous said...

Sorry, don't understand the complaint here. Taxes are necessary to do things like build and maintain infrastructure like roads and schools. If you expect those things to be in your community, be prepared to pay for them. They're not free. This moaning about taxes makes no sense without a consideration of what the tax would pay for is incomplete. Madison county needs things to support a growing population; those things should be paid for. Setting the tax rate is only part of the equation, along with capital, O&M, efficiency. Simply opposing a tax rate gets you a grade of "incomplete" without generating the entire picture.

Anonymous said...

what will tim get when he dosent win the election. Im thinking a high paying job with county

Anonymous said...

what will tim get when he loses election?

Anonymous said...

Thank you Bill for being willing to put yourself in the ring, so to speak, on these important issues.
Reggie Sims

bill said...

7:13, the point of the video wasn't necessarily whether or not we needed to raise taxes, although a large and vocal group of citizens thought the tax increase was unnecessary. The point was that they gave notice of a 3.3 mill increase and then tried to raise it to 6.3 mills without public notice or input. The attempt to improperly ram an additional 3 mills through was wrong, but it was also - and remains - indicative of the attitude of the majority on the board. Bill Billingsley

Kaiser Sossay said...

When this tax issue came up, gas was skyrocketing, and the real eatate values in madison took a very hard hit.
If you tried to tell one of these madison county yuppies that their homes were worth far less than what they paid for it, or owed on it, they would be ready to fight.
Also, the economy was doing so bad ( and in my openion, it still is ), that jobs were being lost left and right.
The point is, we have to live within our means, and we cant just write a blank check everytime that we see something that we want.
The board of supervisors ( with the exception of D.I. ), have an uncontrollable urge to spend the countys money on items that are not necessary. It is about time that someone called them out on this.
When we have to tighten our belts when the ecomomy is bad, then the board of supervisors need to do the same. And by not doing this, they prove that they care nothing about the citizens they represent.
At one time, David Richardson was leading this den of thieves, and he got away with illeagle crap for years until the F.B.I. finally caught him.
And now, we had someone that thinks that he is elvis leading this pack of rabble.
Do you really think that elvis was so concerned about the citizens, that he tried to sneak this bond issue through so that the county could build and repair roads ? NOT. If you people would open your eyes, you could see how nice and cozy elvis was with the engineering firm who has been getting all of the countys contracts. And who do you think is secretly pouring big bucks into his campain now ? They know that if they can get elvis elected, then everyone in their firn will be multi-millionars by getting the state contracts.
I have heard that the F.B.I. might secretly still be looking at a couple of items, like the supervisors purchasing needed county equipment a small amout at a time,from their friends and relatives, because if they purchased a certain dollar amount, by state law it has to go up for bids.
And the countys health insurance is purchased every year by these crooks, and guess who has this contract under wraps, and has had it to himself for years ? Yep, a realtive of Mr banks.
So yes, not only do we need to NOT vote for tim johnson, we need to be looking at him behind bars, and listening to him sing " going to a party at the county jail " as he is bent over getting booty-rooted by tyrone and demetrious. We need more people like D.I. in these positions to stop what has been going on.

Anonymous said...

I was walking behind Tim Johnson at Neshoba yesterday listening him laugh while telling some woman (and her kids) about the fact that someone altered his opponent's yard sign to say Dick Balls. Real mature there, Elvis. Never know whose listening, do you?

Anonymous said...

@5:39, apparently he is obsessed with the male appendage as there is a picture of him on FB (campaign page) holding post driving tool with lettering on it that reads 'big johnson'. What an idiot! There is no limit to his arrogance, and it clearly showed in how he conducted the peoples' business at the county. This guys never needs to hold public office again!

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