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This is the -- castle show. Powered and charged by batteries specialists while hallelujah I just shows like the victory to me. But I was not there at the meeting last night so. I'm gonna talk to somebody who was. Our good friend Harry Kim -- Why don't you call again. Not yet on the little busy in the transition getting ready to do that some ball whatever you're doing -- -- not -- -- -- my crutches I just didn't move fast enough always thank you for you're gonna play the crunch guard we actually I am play in the -- them. -- that doesn't work. I don't well for sure there is listening right now and I'm so he knows that important call it that they're crunchy car a bit. Does so anyway will we'll get the lowdown on bad but from what I can tell. This is a great victory. At least for now. They're introduced her there that they're still gonna form this committee which truth be known they've already hand -- those people and who knows what they'll come up witness for his. You know loved flap -- priorities for roads. I am I am beginning to think maybe will never hear about this again after a but that may be wishful thinking anyway good morning folks I hope you're doing well. I yesterday a big day election they all across the country wise the reelection of Chris Christie in New Jersey. And the election of Terry McAuliffe in Virginia. It is a good thing for Lindsey Graham. We'll get into a bad. Also. This may sound like a mystery but is it really. You remember Kenny miles really good South Carolina running back. He -- He is this. He wished not to shop in a robbery attempt on Monday. That's what he had told authorities. But. Authorities only know that miles was shot in the left arm. No charges. Have been filed. Miles found shot about 1 PM in the doorway 141 centrum drive in an office park. Near broad river road and I 26 near a remote. The reports said he quote appeared. To be very incoherent. To his surroundings. -- miles told deputies he did not know. Who shot him in his car he said he was shot by a white man in his late thirties early forties with light gray hair. A blue long sleep buttoned down work shoot and khaki pants. And he said the shooter took off you know on fort. Police dogs couldn't find it -- -- because the victim not being able to pinpoint the location. Where the original shooting occurred. Blood had been found has been found at two locations. The office park or Kenny miles was shot and also at a nearby church. -- bloodshed at the news conference. A friend of Kenny miles worked at this office park. But deputies quickly figured out this was this was a lot. And they got a revised story after speaking with smiles and through their investigation. Miles told investigators that his watch and ring were stolen that also. Was a lot. So we're left to speculate on what really went down here. And we're gonna talk about that today to what are you wanna talk about his fine. Ingle has the advantage talk like numbers Greenville 2329673. Spartanburg 5749673. WORG -- like number 71307. Jump on board. Well I'm a local daytime it's -- know not text message -- miles wasn't shot by a white Manning khakis and a button down shirt in the back end of an industrial park. While someone was trying to rob him more likely a hoodie and sweats. That ended up shooting him when he was in the middle of a quote quote purchase. And when they couldn't agree on the price. Try to get tough for the seller who happen to be a quote -- break. Or caliber I think his post right there to offer. Listen when -- certainly be yakking it up and laughing about Kenny miles if he was eight -- graduate. And what does eight cater graduate. That's a Clemson graduate why I've never gotten the agitator reference I don't know what it is. Actually that's one explain -- -- only middle and an answer to that you verify when Clemson players have been in trouble I've talked about that too but this is not a this is not a sports story. Don't understand cause he's no longer an athlete but yes not a sports story. This is this is like Obama standing up there just lying through his -- And the authorities for the figured out why we're July about anyway won't get into that. Let's central now do my good friend Harry Cuba rhino hunt and conservative voice which will be on at a special time this Saturday what are you gonna be on air 730. Are there and they were out there have been some -- I don't remember over the Washington actually you know ships could probably go around Europe's export. Just re ready to go. This time around they should be around 6:30 AM Tuesday when when begin the first games over what's the first game we have set and -- Nebraska and Michigan so who cares. Up -- and bad -- Saturday night we got Alabama L issue. And then what does tomorrow Stanford Oregon Stanford organs so I mean we've got to go anyway Eric. Off what happened last night I do what I can tell by this. I think a major victory was achieved. Oh yeah then regained that then let somebody else might as well yeah. I think there are completely new attacks there's -- county added a decisive victory nationally. I haven't won this encroached on the network and just -- complicated. I wouldn't that encroached on the help they need resolution. That Cashman but it sure -- presented. And I can -- to use the stage that you weapons in the state. Two crewmen in suburban commission. That international reference sample ball in the fact that it was that is the apology for a referendum on first action. -- even the original revolution. Right what we -- I'm Chad Johnson mismanaged. It is definitely apron of the -- Are -- -- -- -- introduced them an amendment. -- strike apple ever will be references to the state where. And it would record since two referendums and all the references to 8 I am sure tax. There was quite a -- that -- that -- and the issue and then of course you've got -- -- -- numbers that are from the Egyptian court. Are they than they actually actually it. I have two children and a good rock concerts. So what are we left will proves they're going to warm every citizen commission. -- committee. That and -- he has the authority -- You regret that we clear work as we lunched. And reduce. What that that need attention to try to list. Well probably -- -- -- Some that don't. That can win this commissioner could -- -- At the council will be given the -- cherished. Jerusalem never allow -- intend to go I would have been social act I they would not prudent to and then Santa looked -- -- so. It was definitely an unclear but the recruit the very true for the taxpayers. I -- democratic and those that reached out -- -- but also membership either my petition or Boston metropolitan calls. But -- something that would -- at my -- it was really important. And -- -- that councilman Jim there are you that group that would actually are yeah and additional motion. True but remember that we have all the citizens can decide whether they -- eight property tax decrease. You can you and I talked about that okay if you if you think it's right and fair hurt some people do. But these kind of questions on the battle and if you're gonna even consider. A tax increase then should you also be able to consider eight. TV united Horry talked about it. And Joseph pointed out and other I mean yet Joseph pointed out that term. -- -- county has quite a surplus they have 28 million dollars debt of our money entered -- holding on to policy have spent thirty million. In a rainy day fund. And so and so how does that go down. And that a compliment to produce something for the first time it's much just obligatory. Gumption. We're restarting the government -- roughly two weeks are the same group protests against the movie rebel group. In numbers that we have to battle. And that -- -- senator -- I don't know that the committee of the whole leading people go back shouldn't -- regular camera -- meeting. I couldn't go to them and there are so. The complete a golden opportunity. And I didn't want to -- and say well -- actually -- and ready. I had written a golden opportunity program helped retract got a good look at numbers and cherry and now we know actually it already -- -- there when -- Are you got 48 million dollars a virus that just sit there. You know it and here's here's why I love this area may be. You because we had a lot of people and that's why I feel so good about this responding speaking at a loud clear voice no we don't even wanna consider. Raising our taxes anymore we are taxed enough already. So maybe now just maybe. Now that Dylan said well let's consider decreasing. The Milledge right maybe it'll smoke out the opposition and -- could come out and protest now and say. No we can't reduce taxes we need all that money. They won't find out who they are. We're independent -- one of the many things that are formed and the sixth overshoot an album in the shall not. It -- if you want to run to shrink the size of government. All the very best way to do it. It's such target to step in and starting today you -- cut spending where you've got to cut the standard. You must cut the -- revenue stream could mean no I'm so Britain's it was a somewhat awkward -- When's the last time that you -- -- -- about politicians. Are about all we pursued actually. Well I hear a lot of them talking about it -- -- Boehner now I talked about cutting it but that's that's you know there's just talk. And I I don't think Joseph dill is engaged in just talk here and I love his proposal it's it's great thinking. And out will we'll see and I think -- know Harry and you know to. How the people of this community feel about this if they listen they started this they're the ones who started this whole talk of increasing taxes. It's only fair now let's talk about going the other way and and let's see what people think about that. So. I tell me where I'm wrong here. I don't think we'll hear. Much more at all. Even though they form this committee. I don't think we'll hear much more about increasing the local option sales tax. Even through next November I don't think we'll hear much more about what church. I actually actually right. I think they're very beautiful what else there and you know some of the liberal women too bitter election cycle. No Fred and specifically no there there are other right but no they can live without -- -- more populous for quite some time. They have you know Bruce you're an opportunity for us to actually -- some of our money back -- I contacted Josh cook who's actually he controls below the attacks like that sent up and men are requested and I'm sure you'll do it. Let's let you spin -- and and I would look I don't know what the web site with that information about the property tax decrease. And that's -- grant county council over the next two weeks. -- that we request function within weeks. Well there you go and I just have to say this area because you and I both know. -- an astounding defeat for butch curve and and for Bob Taylor the chairman. -- Yes actually I like our. You know that and then he let -- -- obviously. Moved. The number -- people dress that showed up. Most -- would really really good good but even better than Mac which the action. But that does reassure -- and so I bet this week. You didn't wish it was -- -- we haven't met. We've had enough that's exactly right. Harry great work great victory my friend and we will talk again thank you -- -- -- all right man Harry killer rhino hunt and conservative voice. Which again will be heard at a special time this coming Saturday night. Right after our first football game right -- local big time is 890. Perez coming up from 846. Glad you're with us here on the -- castle show where we Cuban really in -- with the local singles advantage talk like numbers available whatever you like to talk about -- Hey maybe you were at the county council meeting last night I think it's a great victory it proves it can be done. Other communities saying in an overwhelming. At a voice we are taxed enough already what are what are you crazy people that their thinking. So that get shot demonstrate Greenville 2329673. Spartanburg 57496730. Distant sort of thing is an inspiration for a surrounding counties. End I think most of us I think it's safe to say most of us. Are so frustrated. I mean we really are. If if only the country could be more like this. Don't you even dare about taking any more money. Until we know. That you can you can -- You can beat the stewards you're supposed to be double the money that we give it listing on roads state newspaper. Had a pretty good editorial this morning here's part of it. They haven't. The 550. Million dollars that this newly created disaster the state infrastructure bank. That's the money that they can spend over the next fifteen years and -- officials at the states say that's pretty much what we need to spend every year. Not fifteen years every year. Just bring our roads and bridges up to -- while the state transportation commission. Have recommended to the infrastructure bank that they use this new 550 million dollars to do for projects. In one of those as I 3595. Right here in the upstate. They write the infrastructure bank has a habit of spending money doing a little bit prep work here and there are. On far more projects than it has money to pay for. But from they used up all their bonding capacity. That they start approving projects based on projected future capacity. And the transportation commission is also bone but known to act this way and whatever projects it happens to favored any given moment. Which they -- leads us to another problem. When legislators in this state voted this year to divert sales tax revenue from the general fund to the road fund for the first time ever. Abandoning -- You know it could be funding roads and bridges in improvements repairs to gasoline taxes and license fees and other payments. That actually have something to do with people using the roads. They expected when -- -- did this they thought the transportation commission would call the shots and that was crazy day right. Since the law they passed didn't actually mandate debt. They right anyone who -- upset that these two fiercely political and fiercely independent entities. That would be the state transportation commission and the state infrastructure bank. Would have to different ideas about how to spend our tax money ought to consider that maybe we shouldn't be giving both -- a role in that job. And they -- anyone who thinks you can completely remove politics from the decisions. About how and where we spend hundreds of millions of dollars on roads and bridges or anything else just isn't being realistic. The best you can do is try to limit the politics of course our good old boy legislature has never tried to do that. Because individual legislators. Have simply tried to find ways to make sure they're. Political interests win out because they wanna bring home the bacon. And get a bridge -- road named after them anyway. The editorial state newspaper includes some legislators have tried to change that but so far they've gotten nowhere. They need to get somewhere. And they need to stop doling out more money to these entities until they do. There meaning the state transportation commission and the infrastructure bank and they're also needs to be some kind of wholesale change. In the way the legislature's. Legislate towards treat this whole thing. It's not their own little personal slush fund and other comments welcome live local update is 82 at 829. This is the Russ castle show. Broward and charge my batteries specialist all right 83426. Minutes away from a 9 -- coming up an 85830. Get that first code word you're gonna need. Two -- and perhaps when -- thousand dollars. Cash flow to see who -- Christmas cash on W -- Just before four and right after the 7 o'clock news to get four chances today. The -- thousand dollars so again first chance 85830. Listened to that code words. It's our way of saying thanks for listening to live and local WORD 1063. And since we are news talk sports. I've been given this. Join us and the Greenville road warriors game on veterans day Monday November 11. Empty bonds sykora wellness -- in the semi people mispronounce it these commercials people on tellem is not bonds seacor. It's not bonds secure. As possible. Well it's good for its French bicycle or there isn't a French. Yeah but it's bonds' record so you can send in French accident appears that are correctly anyway I don't think that November 11 they're celebrating warrior appreciation night. That makes sense on veterans day festivities start at 530. On the plaza with the touch -- truck event. What do you know what that is touch a truck. I do not know the tennis and will continue throughout the game as we salute the men and women to keep our country and city safe. If you would like to go to the game. I have been given a four pack of tickets with your name on that is if you're the first caller and our contests line. Which it what what are conscious I'm Brendan so long what is it now -- 143342414334. So if you're the first caller. As you will have a four pack of tickets. To go to a hockey game. For the Greenville road warriors empty bonds sykora wellness arena on veterans day Monday November the other MO. So what. To look on this. Let me get this out of the way down the folks if you like great local deals -- -- love saving money if you'd like to make your dollar goes twice as fore check -- get my -- dot com. -- Today. We have a one touch cordless knife. To make that -- he had Turkey -- even easier. And this one touch cordless -- is only fifteen dollars. It's it's one heck of a deal. So check it out again my perks dot com -- get my perks. Dot com -- I think that's okay. I'm. Great victory last night. And they county council meeting in Greeneville. All of a sudden now it's it's not going to be considered an increase in the sales tax -- this former committee. And come up with a list of the road projects they deemed to be. You know the top priorities in Greenville -- The other interest in develop -- that they count it comes to -- last night is what councilman Joseph -- talking about. And he introduced and passed. This the first time it's been introduced. The question of whether or not -- county residents want their property taxes were reduced. I feel stupid in asking this question Belgium and it. Do you want your property taxes. Decreased. Now on two weeks council will vote on that. So it's going to be an interest in two weeks here. So we just shot down an increase in the local sales tax which I think his fabulous site. I got a text -- Ross I -- these spandex is spandex people. Are going crazy today I I haven't heard from any of them so I don't know for sure. But -- but we've gone from. It all the talk about increasing. The local sales tax. Tune -- talk about actually decreasing. Property texas' Drew -- has a surplus. -- -- billion dollars plus a thirty million dollar rainy day -- let me be the first to say yes I think my property taxes should be decreased. Can we get unanimous consent on that if you like to comment on that give us a call rush I received my new tax bill. Do for the first of next year and I just decided to compared to last year's tax bill. They have changed the look making it harder to determine where the increase came from you cannot trust any government entity. Whether it's federal state county or even city government I think -- there all crooked and money hungry. That comes from now. You just got mine in the mail yesterday but I haven't opened it I'll have to -- is anybody else notice to the but on your recent property tax billed -- probably going to be do like most of them first of the year and tell me tell me what you're saying. Our live local update time 830 not. -- forty fortune the phones we go Billy how I. Thank the public tied it with our brands are now think what we're all telling those land. Yes -- forever. Represented got up and started to speak and -- just -- spread straight from scripted you know it has not been there. It would have been all telling that it was over they'd have made up their mind if they were gonna push through. But the fact that they had -- -- of banks and that people had become extinct for it which didn't happen the last stop. You or last week it was an indicator to -- indication that -- glad that it's thank. Can you got to come out and what the representative from upstate for ever what was his case simply. The simple sure -- usual broke probably just going to say we are number of people who don't wanna drop cars that don't want you don't own cars you don't problem which -- -- started collapse about oh yeah right. Sure Ron -- about. I'm glad I don't -- who own -- -- -- look at 385 right now are you on 385 right now do you believe that statement. A lot of people who own cars but don't wanna drive that. Well I got their bicycle trails -- construct -- -- had not seen one bicycle yet. Going down that true or not want to and they built in about a year ago now one bicycle about him -- yeah on the road a bit but not on the trial. Well I think it's a great victory and what what Joseph -- suggested I think he's going to be to start. A perhaps something even bigger than just reducing the -- -- parallel we have a referendum next November. To illuminate the property tax. And not be a wonderful -- -- of the people and I think people would vote overwhelmingly. For that. The property tax is immoral you never own your property even if it's paid for. What what what -- put back on the ballot and what would they do. Imagine how the wealthy rich are people who would flock to come here than they have money they spent that evident the course -- -- and you can afford one of -- well this might not be good. Or may be a twosome or threesome listen I'm all in favor of -- national retail sales tax but jail after remember part of that is getting rid. Of all the withholding taxes. -- there -- -- -- good start that almost mark let's have a referendum question on whether or not we should eliminate. Property taxes agreed vote count Michael is next I'm Michael. More valued but I'm fine. Yes well I get out odd man out so -- -- to look in your number one and its people need to have a little tag that they at the if they don't they're. Also the again. -- -- they are just played tremendous but this taxation. We're used that money its order right -- -- mortgage records aren't they get what looks like he's right on the bill I quite separate particulate. If you like like I mr. -- would been better off if he would that look. Explicitly CO one person if we got experienced that here it which he used the pretty Red Byron and use that. To solve our problems and that it would it would cannot know operate it and it'll lock it down winner but wait we're not right intact. We're not rent and property act right and what percent wrecked what money will help actually don't use the picture red -- -- work better. Yep that's another way of looking at a but I kind of like the way deal is going Ari one more your rotten high. -- rock you know my grandparents came here from all -- that we became hungry. Dot -- is very bright and -- -- -- -- before that under Hapsburg marine guard if you could quote. -- own property in quote. But the stake could do whatever you what was at this powered attacks property in the power subjugation of the people -- insulate the that's what it is and that's -- what -- -- and that's what it needs to be called. Dissident Clayton of the people of this community. To the government because he like he said -- do not only think to stop. I had somebody asked me about you know lock -- if you want to you more -- so you're you're buying it I could know what order. I thought there was stop paying my taxes and then see -- -- -- think that's about the bottom line it's it's -- they can do what they want because what they want. Listen you're preaching to acquire the property tax along with the best death tax are the two most immoral taxes. Ever created -- I think and that I think we're on the same way blinked their Ron thank you very much. -- a -- look daytime it's 849. But don't forget I got the first code word of the -- is the wind Christmas cash on WORD contest is humming along it's your chance to win a thousand dollars. You know spent on Christmas or your property tax or whatever you want with that it's up to you and first code word coming up. In the mirror moment so stand by for that meanwhile back -- the phones Jerry's next incense -- -- Play good. Why do what Tennessee -- you have no property taxed but you have higher sales types we have. We million dollars of revenue coming in this state for towards them. -- mean it -- thing about it people who own do we don't own property don't want to pay that. So be ready for an outside an apartment here can they not evenly payment property tax. Yeah and I just read this morning The -- rate of home ownership across the country is down dramatically. And and of course that means more more people are renting. So it again there's so many reasons the property tax should've been done away with a long long time ago people say -- how're we gonna fund the things we need to fund. There are many different ways to do that. It's just that the property tax is immoral. And I and came up with -- but I always hated it. I mean I'm a total property taxes. It is out of them don't my Cuba and whatnot stump but property value as dead they -- even -- outside retaining want to -- more. They just -- make -- it give less people buying out and leave the property act in the ignorant that it would acquire. As you mentioned other communities have done this it's it's way past time that we do with here and Nassau I hope with what happened with county council last night. I hope maybe the momentum will build on the other side. Two to. Send a message -- but we think we're taxed enough already. You have a surplus. We we want some of that money back thank you -- some of the text messages. People looking at their property tax bill they just getting -- I'm looking at my tax form. From box that says I'm a Democrat wanna pay extra tax I can -- into the -- they Milledge rate went up on my property tax bill increase equates to about sixty dollars. -- no tax increase sliced not a county council now there will be no money for bulletproof -- to Wear on the swamp rabbit trails trail -- well. -- we shouldn't have property tax at all once we pay for our property it should be hours until we get rid of that tax it never. Truly is our homes that's exactly right -- looking in my property tax village gone up again. Just like it has every year. Since we were baited into adding that extra 1% statewide sales tax hike for property tax relief. Yeah Ross when I was a manager working for a large corporation. If we have a surplus at the end of the year. Then the budget for the next year was reduced by the amount of the surplus. Maybe it's time to start treating. South Carolina State surpluses in that way absolutely. I love that if you collect too much money one year you got to reduce it by that amount the next year. Are quickly Steve and I got thirty seconds ago. Yes. I just wanted to come I don't know the person called -- earlier about Ronald Reagan invaded the video. I don't think there are they would do a lot of people good to go through both YouTube and listened to Obama. Yeah I played that before several years I've -- on Reagan's birthday always got a tremendous response. To that Reagan many many years ago. Laura and warning the country about what we're going through right now and that is the government takeover well health care. And regardless is so YouTube Obama -- think you have as a secretary gave a speech on. And he quoted from the Kabul and they talk about Russia. Sorry got to leave it there.