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Lexington Liberal: Tax Hike Opponents Are All “Mormons”

SAY HUH? || By FITSNEWS || The town of Lexington, S.C. passed a tax hike this week. By a 5-to-1 margin, the town’s council approved the $2.1 million annual levy – which it claims will go toward new transportation projects.  Voting for the tax hike?  Mayor Steve MacDougall, mayor pro-tem Hazel…

SAY HUH?

|| By FITSNEWS || The town of Lexington, S.C. passed a tax hike this week.

By a 5-to-1 margin, the town’s council approved the $2.1 million annual levy – which it claims will go toward new transportation projects.  Voting for the tax hike?  Mayor Steve MacDougall, mayor pro-tem Hazel Livingston and council members Todd Shevchik, Todd Carnes and Ron Williams.

Make no mistake: All five of these fiscal liberals should be voted out of office at the earliest opportunity …

Appearing at the meeting to speak out in support of the new levy?  Lexington County council chairman Johnny Jeffcoat – who is pushing an eight-year, $300 million tax hike at the county level.

According to Jeffcoat – who is not running for reelection – opponents of tax increases in Lexington have something in common.

“They stick together and are Mormons,” he said during the meeting.

What? Mormons?

Last fall, Lexington County voters rejected an eight-year, $270 million tax hike by a 2-to-1 margin.

Is Jeffcoat saying all of them are members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints?

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57 comments

Victorious Secret September 11, 2015 at 1:15 pm

Makes ridiculous comment . . . not running for re-election.

Do we need any further proof that term limits must be placed on all political positions?

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Why? September 11, 2015 at 2:45 pm

So they can pay-to-play their way to riches quicker?

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TroubleBaby September 11, 2015 at 3:01 pm

It would step up the time table, making them more reckless. I agree with you though, it wouldn’t stop them.

The plus to something like term limits(it’s always discussed, but never happens) is that it would put their shenanigans on display more prominently.

It doesn’t matter in the big picture, term limits are always cried about but never actually happen. It’s always thrown out as the “solution” to corrupt government, instead of the simple recognition that government but it’s very nature is corrupt- no matter what rules you try to apply to it.

Just like this situation- the public votes down a tax, then the pols find a way around it and get their tax anyway. This happens over and over again. It’s a shell game that the taxpayers can’t win.

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Term limits for all September 13, 2015 at 8:40 am

Term limits are long over due at all levels!

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Same 'ol Same 'ol September 11, 2015 at 1:17 pm

Har, surely he meant “morons” just didn’t have the balls to say it.

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So, You HATED Mormons pre-2012 September 11, 2015 at 1:23 pm

Remember: When you HATED Romney, because he had the gall to take on your lord-god Obama. Pre-election 2012, you attacked Mormons w/ the full-force religious zealotry seen by your Sharia-Heroes in Iran.

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Who cares, dipshit? September 11, 2015 at 1:32 pm

Well, yeah. The Mormon religion deserves to be ridiculed. Along with the rest of Christianity.

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Slightly More Cray Cray September 11, 2015 at 1:49 pm

Religion in general is stupid, but Mormons really have outdone themselves with theirs.

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Speak D Truth September 11, 2015 at 1:46 pm

Hey flip, you realize you and ISIS share the same views.
You should thrown on a burqa and blow yourself up.

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flip September 11, 2015 at 1:49 pm

ALLLLLAAAAAHHHHHHHHH HU AKBAAAAAAARRRRRR!!!! LMAO!!!

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Sic Semper Tyrannis September 11, 2015 at 6:17 pm

Winner of the # 1 comment of the day. Congrats !

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Take Note Boz September 11, 2015 at 1:52 pm

Boz, you said this is just flip pretending to be GrandTango, but flip wasn’t around in 2012. This is GrandTango no doubt about it.

Don’t you have a shitty dead blog to poke with a stick, GT?

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Tango got Rocky dizzy! September 11, 2015 at 2:32 pm

Boz been spreading rumors that Tango is Will Folks? That Will ‘retired’ Tango persona and why Boz said Tango, may he ‘Rest in Peace’, yesterday?

Boz must be the FAKE ‘Emily P.’ then? Whoever Tango is, HE lives in ALL of your sic minds!

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Sick Mind September 11, 2015 at 2:46 pm

I guess Medicaid doesn’t do enough to cover your mental image, my apologies.

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The Buzzman September 15, 2015 at 8:06 am

Doesn’t prove that at all. flip is much like GT in making broad pronouncements about what this or that person is all about, politically. But in regard to the comment in question, the “pre-2012” is obviously about the Romney run for POTUS. Even if he isn’t just projecting what he deems the individual’s POV to be on the subject of Mormons, any views expressed on this, and many other popular blogs previous to that year, are available via Google search.

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Rocky Verdad September 11, 2015 at 2:34 pm

I didn’t. I attacked Romney’s policies and flip flops, but I didn’t really care about his religion. He’s a good Christian, and a good man, just like myself, and just like our President.

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flip September 11, 2015 at 2:59 pm

Wait until they see the CNN Poll TODAY.
Carson 51%- Clinton 45%
Bush 49%-Clinton 47%
Trump 49%-Clinton 47%

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flip September 11, 2015 at 3:01 pm

Anwar Sadat was a ‘closet’ Christian.I knew men that prayed WITH him.
Barack Hussien Obama is a ‘closet’ Muslim. His policies and words tell us that. An evil man.

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Famous Jameis September 11, 2015 at 1:48 pm

If he meant morons, he’d be correct. The town is full of morons who demand more local government services, and refuse to pay for them, and try to shift that cost to someone else, as in Tea Bagger Tin Foil Hat fashion.

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Your Average Lexington Repub September 11, 2015 at 1:51 pm

Our roads are shit and traffic is bad, the government should do something about it.

The government better not make us pay for it!

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Uh huh September 11, 2015 at 2:57 pm

Sorry to bust in on your circle jerk, but the taxes in Lexington are already pretty high.

You suggest people aren’t paying, when they are. You must work for government- as it seems only the people working for government see the continual need for more and more taxes.

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Finish the Kool-Aid! September 11, 2015 at 7:58 pm

But..but.. the Republicans have been in charge all over SC since at least 1994! Weren’t we promised if we only voted for republicans we would be living in a low tax utopia?

The mouth breathers in this state will vote for anything so long as it has an “R” by it on election day, yet they expect different results from always voting the same.

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CorruptionInColumbia September 11, 2015 at 3:00 pm

Yeah, it is our duty as good little sheeple to funnel our scarce and hard-to-come-by money into the pockets of corrupt city and county officials so that their cronies may benefit and throw kickbacks their way at every opportunity. God forbid that their questionable motives for frequent pushes to raise our taxes be questioned.

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Bethman September 11, 2015 at 2:18 pm

Not to mention, Jeffcoat is going through a criminal investigation himself. That is why he’s not running for re-election.

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CorruptionInColumbia September 11, 2015 at 2:54 pm

Really? Can you tell me more? I hope it bears much fruit!!!! Any chance that Debbie Summers is caught up in the investigation? God, I hope!!!!

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ted September 11, 2015 at 3:48 pm

Guess he’ll be spending more time at his home on Harbor Island.

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Truth be told September 11, 2015 at 7:34 pm

You know who got Johnny jeffcoat’ his job at the town of lexington?

Danny Frazier. That’s right, that criminal got Johnny and his son Brian jobs at the town of lexington.

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Lex. Voter September 14, 2015 at 4:00 pm

Isn’t he also close with the Peelers, Halfacre? That alone should be the kiss of death: Danny Frazier, Bob Peeler, Randy Halfacre.

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erneba September 11, 2015 at 2:18 pm

He could be a maroon, or intellectually marooned.

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Todd September 11, 2015 at 2:19 pm

Raising city sales taxes to maintain state roads. Great plan. Nothing but a revenue grab to dole out to their buddies for useless “improvements for tourism.” Vote them all out and sue them to stop the tax. It is easily argued as unconstitutional.

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swpbbls September 11, 2015 at 2:21 pm

Where are the minutes of meetings? What? They don’t do those anymore?

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The Lion of the Lord September 11, 2015 at 3:27 pm

The Lord will strike you down for your blasphemy Jeffcoat. Mormons have been persecuted enough. I’m sure Satan has saved a spot for you right next to Hitler when you die.

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Bible Thumper September 11, 2015 at 5:02 pm

I think Mormons should be sent back to the country they came from and they should have to speak American while they are here. ;-)

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Sic Semper Tyrannis September 11, 2015 at 6:13 pm

You mean planet Kolob. That’s thier home planet per Mormon’s.

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OregonDavid September 12, 2015 at 12:03 pm

As with your ancestors…

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Pissed off voter September 11, 2015 at 7:28 pm

Johnny jeffcoat is a fucking moron in addition to being a Mormon. Let’s face it, his religion is based off some meat whistle named Joseph Smith, who claims to be a prophet, who morons (I mean Mormons) believe Jesus is a god, but that any human can also become a god.

Johnny jeffcoat has long believed he is a god and just like his prophet Joseph smith, truly believes that he can tell people a bunch of fucking lies and expect people to believe it is the word.

Too bad Johnny that you chose not run again because you know you were going to lose the election. I was so looking forward to you realizing and your so called followers to see that you are not a god, that you are nothing more than a simple con-man.

Now it is time to un-elect several lexington town council members so your crooked ass can be fired from that job too.

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Magic Underpants September 12, 2015 at 11:21 am

“Johnny jeffcoat has long believed he is a god and just like his prophet Joseph smith, truly believes that he can tell people a bunch of fucking lies and expect people to believe it is the word.”

Google “lying for the Lord”

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Pissed off voter September 12, 2015 at 9:48 pm

Very good read magical underpants. Just like the moron (damn! There I go again, I mean Mormon prophet Joseph smith) moron (can’t stop doing it) mormon Johnny jeffcoat carries around a pebble in a hat to deceive the hard working tax pay payers it looks like his hat trick will cost town council and county council members their seats.

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Justsayinit September 13, 2015 at 5:01 pm

Read the article. Jeffcoat is complaining about Mormons who aren’t backing his tax hike.

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Justsayinit September 13, 2015 at 5:00 pm

Did you read the article? Jeffcoat was complaining about Mormons not backing his tax hike. They have enough problems don’t mistake him as being one.

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Robin September 13, 2015 at 8:51 pm

Ok, but Johnny jeffcoat is still a big douch and a liar. Johnny jeffcoat is the problem!! There is some talk around that those who took the lexington ring down have done a similar situation on Johnny jeffcoat and that’s why he is not seeking re-election. I hope that is true.

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CorruptionInColumbia September 11, 2015 at 7:29 pm

Hey Will, I understand it getting by WIS, WLTX, The State. and other poor excuses for “journalism”, but how did you miss the latest bit of ugliness in the corrupt village of Lexington? I just drove through there a few minutes ago and by all appearances, they are gearing up for red light cams in a major way. The vicinity around the courthouse downtown seems to be getting the hardware installed.

When was this approved and by whom? Were there any public meetings or hearings about this travesty? Is there a state law forbidding this practice and if not, we need to pressure our legislators to pass one.

Once again, Lexington’s local political crooks give the citizens the ol’ middle finger up the ass, or so it appears.

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Tazmaniac September 12, 2015 at 10:18 am

I though those have been all done after all the court defeats they have suffered. Lexington better put that money in to a Legal Fund, or your taxes are going even higher.

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CorruptionInColumbia September 12, 2015 at 10:35 am

Seriously! I should have taken pics but the number and angle of the cameras looks like it can only be one thing.

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Tazmaniac September 12, 2015 at 10:45 am

I hear you my friend but they are about 10 years late to the trough. Only the town’s lawyers are going to benefit from this. Hey, wait a minute?

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Quietus September 14, 2015 at 9:01 pm

They are illegal under SC state law.

http://www.ghsa.org/html/stateinfo/bystate/sc.html

SECTION 56-5-710. Powers of local authorities.

Subsection – B: Nothing in subsection (A) may be construed to permit a local authority to issue a uniform traffic citation for violating a local ordinance or the traffic laws relating to speeding or disregarding traffic control devices based in whole or in part upon photographic evidence whether gathered in conjunction with radar speed detection devices and whether the camera or other electronic device capturing the photographic evidence was attended or unattended at the time it captured the photographic evidence.

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Just Me September 12, 2015 at 10:49 am

I realize that hindsight is 20/20 but there is plenty of history available had the local politicians been interested to look at it. The roads in the Town of Lexington could have been fixed 20-25 years ago when land was a lot cheaper and still pretty rural. New wider roads could have been cut through wooded lots to allow traffic to bypass the town.

1. The town and the county of Lexington did not work together.
2. New zoning laws to ensure plenty of room for expansion for the roads
that they bordered and allow for more ease of entry and exit
3. They should have seen that developers would be building along these roads. Whiteford, and Carriage hills should have sounded the alarm for them.
4. They could have reached out to other small towns that went through an expansion phase and asked them what they did that worked and what mistakes they made.

But no they didn’t and now we who live in Lexington are all paying the price for the fact that our politicians are morons.

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Soft Sigh from Hell September 12, 2015 at 2:57 pm

Speaking of Lexington and criminals, I wonder how ol’ Jimmy is enjoying his stay at summer camp?

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CorruptionInColumbia September 12, 2015 at 5:04 pm

Hopefully, he is on his third giant tube of Preparation H, by now.

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No real Justice September 13, 2015 at 8:46 am

I wonder when the rest of the “Ring” and their associates will get theirs?
Halfacre, Owens, the Peelers, Senator Cromer, Wilson? Guess the FEDS are swamped with all of Obama’s terrorist and Illegals.
Why is Frazier and Amodio still walking the streets?

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Soft Sigh from Hel September 15, 2015 at 4:07 am

Saw the Peeler woman and Frazier in Walmart a while back, greeted each other like long lost lovers. What crap we have in Lexington..sickening.

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2413 September 13, 2015 at 10:25 pm

Well looks like my days of spending money in the town are over. I mean not like I’m going to make a huge dent, but I’m done!

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Bingo Bob September 14, 2015 at 10:08 am

If this was directed at Jews, Lutherans, women, fags or other group there would be people screaming for this idiot to resign. He should anyway. Jeffcoat is a crony of the seedy trash dumping and homebuilders cartels who are behind the county penny road tax and lexington town hospitality taxes JJ can’t resist supporting. He (and all others on county council) is a tool of Joe Mergo and his band of intimidating thugs who really run the place. What did Lexington people expect when they elected a mayor who can’t hold a job with a restaurant and failed running two restaurants. With the rest of the nitwits on town council the place is a joke and hope the people there will dump those tax and spend liberals in next election. Who would have thought the only reasonable elected person in lexington was Stambolitis?

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Lone Ranger September 14, 2015 at 6:14 pm

Raghead told Johnny Jeffocat—just drink a little more of
Danny’s moonshine—in no time at all it’ll grow on you

Who knows—with ole Jimmy and Donnie and me—heck—you might
get a room in that Burton federal pen, too !!!

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msmichlee September 15, 2015 at 11:42 pm

while all of you are complaining about yet another scam. Let me inform you that your property tax on you vehicles and your homes are over inflated. When you get your bill go out to KBB and check on your fair market value you will see that they extremely OVERinflated the value. Print it off and take it to the tax office with you and they will reduce it no questions asked. SCAM pathetic. When will people in this state realize that voting R across the board has resulted in our state being pretty much last in every catagory except of coarse Public employees salaries. Expenditures from the Governors office for political campaigning while the rest of us just keep working for less and less and paying more and more while they live high on the hog. WAKE UP

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The Stranger November 3, 2015 at 8:20 am

Jeffcoat is a former Mormon and probably thinks the Mormons are out to get him for leaving the sect.

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