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It has been said that only the dumb and poor/ignorant are the only people voting against the bond issue.

I may be poor but I damn sure aint dumb enough to be sucked into paying for the next twenty years money that I do not have.

If we pass these tax increases for the next twenty years and five or ten years from now you lose your job or income; who is going to pay your taxes for you? Just asking.

If you had plans soon to retire and live on a fixed income you might want to prolong the retirement because of the local spending and tax increases plus the proposed annexation.

Madison's taxes will consume your income.


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Yesterday I got to visit a sweet couple in the neighborhood where alot of "Vote Yes" exist. The couple are retired and don't mind doing their fair share for the public good.

While talking to them, I mentioned I go every single month to my family Doctor for all my primary care. As any one should know, this leads to money every month at my local pharmacy. This is every single month, not once or twice a year.

Not to my surprize, their monthly medical costs per month, were like comparing my hill to their mountain. They have a very nice home and the couple mentioned that they already pay almost $2,000.00 per year in property taxes.

This couple, in their later years are asked to now pay more and more by our "temporary resident", Ms. Bollinger and our School Board. Aren't the taxes currently being paid enough to do one project at a time in a manner to not burden Tax Payers more?

I'm asking Ms. Bollinger and our School Board to review the current situation and ask yourself, "is it right, just because at my income level, I can afford to pay the extra school tax, other residents can? I don't even believe this question ever entered into consideration.......once again, they don't care about struggling couples, singles, our elderly on fixed incomes. They don't care about the next generation who will get the shock of their life when they realize how expensive it is to live in the MCS district. All they care about is their "Masterpiece".

So, to you snooping people who lay claim to untrue posts on here, get out to the neighborhoods on foot and interview residents and give facts and I guarantee the majority will say no to this $40,000,000.00 scam. Yep!, snoopers, that's right, scam!

Thank you people, all of you who only to educate the public about the untold negative impacts of this scam. We can afford education, but not at this level, especially after not so long ago we closed two elementary schools and laid off staff and teachers. So, to that wanna be web site, you explain that situation.
And remember........... no rumors!!

P.S. Whoever has the "Vote No" signs, let me know on here, I want to purchase two signs.


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When I heard that Ms Bollinger had a uniformed police officer present at last weeks' Informational meeting on the school referendum; I assumed she might be trying to intimidate the opposition. Guess I was wrong about her; now I realize that she could just as well requested he be there to protect the audience against potentially violent behavior by others. Thanks Ms Bollinger
And I'll tell my friends to be alert for signs of a potential violent outburst at the next Informational meeting.


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I'm really confused with the situation of Mr.Hensler and his involvement with the MCS school bond. First, I appreciate the fact that a citizen of Hanover would become a member of the Madison School District and help them sell their bond, especially since he's doing it because he loves kids and in honor of the greatest generation. However, I heard reports that at the last two "Information meetings" he claimed he didn't fully understand specifics of the proposed school bond structure and their effects on interest rates, etc. Said he was relying upon a consultant for information and assumed their figures were correct. I did a little Googling and found where Mr Hensler is a V.P. at River Valley Financial where he is in charge of "Wealth Management". On his webpage is the following:
Financial Planning
Stocks
Bonds
Mutual Funds
Variable Life Insurance
Annuities
College Savings Plans
Business & Individual Retirement Plans

How can someone do financial planning and sell bonds without fully understanding their structure and risks? I mean like gee, I'd feel a little uncomfortable selling senior citizens Bonds for their IRA if I myself didn't understand them, or even worse selling young parents bonds to finance their children's education.


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Not only is he still there- Bolinger promoted him. He was in charge of developing the new 5 year maintenance plan which is actually 3 years of the same things they did in the past- nothing.

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I would personally like to see a new school board with one person from every township in the school system to represent that township I don't know if it could be done. But I think that would ensure every township was represented. Maybe we can work on that after may 6 VOTE NO!!!!!

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And he is still working for the schools?

6/14/2012 3:00:00 PM
Ex-commissioner faces battery charge

Prosecutors filed battery charges Wednesday against a former county commissioner and current teacher at Madison Consolidated High School.

The charges filed against Michael A. Frazier, 58, of Dupont, include domestic battery, battery and interference with reporting a crime. All three charges are Class A misdemeanors.

According to the probable cause affidavit, Frazier was at an ex-girlfriend's house on May 5 and the two got into an argument about their relationship. Frazier allegedly grabbed the woman's arm, forced her to sit in a chair and took her cell phones away from her.

Chief Deputy Prosecutor D.J. Mote said it took so long to file the charges because police conducted several follow-up interviews and the prosecutor's office has had recent staff shortages.

Mote has requested that a special judge be appointed to the case because Frazier is the former brother-in-law of Superior Court Judge Alison Frazier.


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Patty: I don't know the board personally. They are probably nice folks. My guess is they were lied to just like the rest of us. But that arsehole Bill Hensler ought to be run out of town for what he's said and done. It's like the man enjoys being dishonest. He was head deep in the Boykin scam and every bad thing to come from the EDP bunch and now he's trying to get everybody to buy into this tax increase. Personally I think the man has pulled the wool over the eyes of that entire board. I know for a fact it got Dr. Bob to believe something's that weren't true.

But I disagree, the voters aren't all that uninformed anymore . They are learning more everyday because there's been too much come out in the open. I for one don't think this board has a snowballs chance unless they pull that ballot. People remember when you attack their family and try to hurt their friends.

The papers even getting better about reporting more news and for sure more of all the facts not just part of them. It might just be a rumor but I've heard Jane and her crew got a couple of people from each side of the school bond issue to make their case in the paper. If that's true I'll be reading it for sure. But I'm not holding my breath. It's not like the pro side wants any honest talk about things.

Does anybody know who the paper asked?


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The earlier poster is 100% correct; the only way citizens can defeat the school bond referendum is by each of us getting out more NO votes, and those new No votes doing the same. This and other websites have been great in posting the true facts regarding the referendum; but websites can't vote. Thru numerous venues, and by many hardworking concerned citizens, much of the public has become aware of the issues relative to the bond vote. We are down to the stretch; our only hope of prevailing in this important issue is for each of us to talk with, contact, educate, and yes even beg registered voters to vote NO on May 6th. Talk with your friends, ask them to talk with their friends, talk with people you meet during walks, talk with store owners, talk with your friends at the Elks, Moose, Knights of Columbus and other fraternal organizations. Talk with you fellow veterans at the American Legion and VFW. If you are a member of the Chamber, talk with fellow Chamber members. Talk with your fellow church members. Talk with your neighbors. Write letters.
We ordinary citizens are up a against a well funded and organized campaign. They began organizing and garnering thousands of dollars in campaign money long before the public knew there was going to be a bond referendum.
I'll close with this: even if those you talk to don't care about the huge tax increase, even though they believe the yes folks have some valid arguments, share this thought - the bond should be defeated on the fairness issue alone. It was no accident that this referendum was placed on the ballot barely within the 60 days allowed by law. This referendum affects every child in Jefferson county for the next 19 years. Think about that for a moment, children not yet born will have their education decided by a small group of people who are hell bent on shoving an indefensible scheme down 20,000 or so citizens' throats by way of a low turnout primary.
We all love our children and want all children to get the best education we as a community can afford; but this $69,000,000 tax does not lead to that goal. All it does is put $34,000,000 into bankers, attorneys, and bond holders pockets and $35,000,000 into architects and builders pockets. That doesn't leave many dollars for the children's education over the next 19 years, 2033 is a little late to start over and correct their mistake.


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John- no way Henslers going to recuse himself from benefitting. That man threw a world class tantrum and threatened anybody he could to get them to stop talking about the truth. Hes actually bragged about going into Farm Bureau and threatening them because they sent out a big mailing with lots of facts.

Old Bill needs the money and besides you don't really think Matt Forestor (Andrews banker daddy) is going to give up a chance to profit by doing what's right and ethical. Hasn't happened before and isn't going to start today even if its a day to celebrate miracles.


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