Friday, December 4, 2009

Rebuttal To Kill The MAPS Tax's Top 10 List: No. 5

KMT states:

5. Mick Cornett's Maps3 Numbers are as Fraudulent as Harry Reid's Obamacare Numbers.

I’ll admit that this is the biggest concern I have with MAPS 3. Yet, I’m okay with the risk for the following reasons:

A. This is the same team that made the MAPS for KIDS forecast, and was uncannily accurate, despite starting pre-9/11 in a recession and ending in a downturn.

B. If we come up short, we don’t build or we go back and vote an extension. The way MAPS works, lest everyone forgets, you have the money in hand before you start construction. If costs go up, you cut somewhere else. If you don’t collect the money, you either don’t build or change the plan or ask for additional collection time.

Besides, what’s with the inflammatory language about Mayor Mick? I don’t agree with some of his stances on things, but I don’t think he’s a liar. I’m even more willing to assert that he wouldn’t commit fraud for the sake of passing MAPS. Also, to insinuate that these projections are HIS numbers (like he ran the spreadsheets)…whatever.