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1% Prepared Food Tax Voodoo Poll Results!

Remember, the survey is an unscientific poll. In fact, it is a voodoo poll. For those of you unfamiliar (and you know who you are!) with what an "unscientific" poll or "voodoo poll" is, read this.

1. Are you for or against a 1% prepared food tax?

For: 48.7%
Against: 51.3%

2. Board pass the tax, or voters decide:

Voters decide: 56.6% 
Board pass: 43.4%

3. If you are against the tax, what is the solution for the budget shortfall?

Turn Miss Lauras back into a brothel: 22.2%
Have Sandy Sanders rob an out-of-town bank: 0%
Immediately require every city employee to make Saturday their pick up aluminum can day: 22.2%
Sue the Coen brothers for using the city's name in True Grit: 11.1%
Replace all police and fire vehicles with bicycles: 7.4%
Screw it, lets go drink: 37.0%

4. If you are for the tax, which of the following expresses your enthusiam for another tax?

I am delighted that the board of directors has kicked the can down the road for 10 years before finally deciding to pass a tax: 30.6%
Since I will be paying more for my burgers, they taste yummier!: 11.1%
Can't wait to see what other surprises the board has in store for us!: 58.3%

Analysis:

  • I'm frankly surprised not one person thought Mayor Sanders robbing a bank would be a good idea.
  • "Screw it, let go drink" seems to be a popular solution for not doing all kinds of things.
Five Star: 
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Comments

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matt 1524 on vote

matt, there were two {2} votes and during the survey, we said" screw it", and decided to go get a drink and help the city because as you know, there is about 35% taxes on mixed drinks! just kidding of course! interesting question on how many votes???? our survey has it at 68% against, and 32% for and 78% for foregetting the entire mess and going to get a drink in roland at the casino! wonder how many people from fort smith cross the bridge every day to go to roland for fun and games?????? wonder how many dollars from fort smith are deposited at the tables there???? we need answers on that as I'll bet there is enough money there to fund two convention centers. boy, did our leaders screw up on that one! don't gamble myself, but think it good entertainment for the folks that do.
matt, there were two {2} votes and during the survey, we said" screw it", and decided to go get a drink and help the city because as you know, there is about 35% taxes on mixed drinks! just kidding of course! interesting question on how many votes???? our survey has it at 68% against, and 32% for and 78% for foregetting the entire mess and going to get a drink in roland at the casino! wonder how many people from fort smith cross the bridge every day to go to roland for fun and games?????? wonder how many dollars from fort smith are deposited at the tables there???? we need answers on that as I'll bet there is enough money there to fund two convention ...>> Read the entire comment.

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