Let’s raise our own money

The no side on the alcohol sales issue says that Blount County will lose $400,000 from the ABC Board if we go wet. Well, here’s the fact, we will lose that money anyway due to the state’s ongoing budget woes.

The state troopers, state prisons, ALDOT, as well as DHR and the Department of Mental Health all can use that money we’re getting from the ABC Board. It’s time Blount County was on its own fiscally, and legal alcohol sales will go a long way toward this. Not just in alcohol taxes, but in sales taxes as well.

Don’t listen to the “No” side, let Blount County raise its own money and be special.

Vote “Yes” on alcohol sales Nov. 6. Let Blount County grow!

Cliff Saxon