Wednesday, October 14, 2009

If Matt Lohr Won't Support the Meals Tax, Why Should I?

Matt Lohr says that he doesn't want to "meddle" in the affairs of the Board of Supervisors and the School Board by commenting on the proposed County Meals tax. The State pays half of the school budget ($62,000,000) and the Supervisors tell us that the State contribution is in jeopardy. If our representative in Richmond, and former school board chair, Matt Lohr, can't find the courage to support a County meals tax to fund our schools, why should I?

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

Then don't. Its really that simple.

Edward said...

Until I see an elected Rockingham Republican tell me that they support the meals tax I won't support the meals tax, and if one of the son's o bitches raises my property tax I'll work actively to unelect them. How's that work for you Bubby?

Bubby said...

Works for me Ed! I'm thinking that what we really need to is an external audit of the Rockingham County Budget and the School District budget. I'm sure that there is some waste and poor allocation of taxpayer funds in there somewhere. Sunshine will be a great disinfectant.

anon from Richmond said...

Lohr is a girly boy who sounds like he hasn't gone through puberty. He has done NOTHING to help us in Broadway.

Although It was not a surprise to find that Lohr was an incompetent delegate, what really makes him disgusting is the way that, in EVERY public speech, he milked the fact that his wife has breast cancer. It was pathethic, EVERY time that he has a chance, Lohr lowered himself to milk the sympathy vote. What a sleaze.

Toni D. said...

Looks like the school system would get more vocal support from a former school board member who is being so carefully "cultivated" now that he's their delegate in Richmond.
It is a pity that the schools are put into the position of feeling the need to throw some business someone's way in order to get better consideration in Richmond. Sounds like something the mafia would expect.

Rockdem said...

The post at 10:11pm 10-14-09 comes from the same person who has been trolling here as anonymous for some time. In his/her other posts however, this anonymous poster attacks Dem candidates and is critical of all initiatives which come from Democratic representatives.

Amanda E said...

Bubby, instead of insinuating a lack of transparency, and calling for an audit which is a waste tax payer dollars when one isn't necessary, why not go out and read the school board minutes for Rockingham County

http://www.rockingham.k12.va.us/school_board.htm

And if you have anything to question, ask one of the board members for explanation. No audit necessary.

Toni D. said...

Amanda E,

So you disagree with the Lohr demand for an external audit of VDOT before raising any new funds?

Anonymous said...

Mr. Lohr is just being slippery.

Bubby said...

Hi Amanda, maybe you could break out the $91,000,000 County School payroll for me...the web site is a little vague?

And that $2,600,000 for "transportation", does that include all busing related costs, or just a portion of the cost of running the Rockingham County School Transportation System?

One more for you Amanda: Do you believe that Americans are guaranteed a right to a taxpayer paid ride from their front door to the school door?

Bubby said...

Well Rockingham County sure doesn't make it easy to find the 2009-2010 school budget. But if I'm anything, I'm persistent.

http://www.rockingham.k12.va.us/RCPS/budget.htm

That is one sanitized dumbed-down document.

Bubby said...

Yo Amanda! Too hot in the kitchen?

Anonymous said...

I had been thinking about supporting the meals tax but after listening to Mr. Lohr on the radio the other evening I'm pretty sure I won't.

Amanda E. said...

Bubby,

I think my original comment speaks for itself, if you have a question, ask a school board member.

Not Heraldo said...

"And if you have anything to question, ask one of the board members for explanation. No audit necessary."

and

"I think my original comment speaks for itself, if you have a question, ask a school board member."

Hmmm, No audit necessary... Ask a school board member... What makes you think a school board member has a good enough understanding of the budget to know if an audit is necessary or not? Which one you you recommend Amanda E.?
And why would an audit be o.k. for VDOT and not for the schools?