The United States was founded on the principle of limited government and separation of powers. While these are basic elements of our Republic, apparently forming a group to teach others about them can land you on an IRS watch list. These tenets exist for a very important reason: power corrupts. We must limit the power that [...]
Fairness. Politicians, Republicans and Democrats alike, adapt the meaning to whatever they need it to be. Yesterday, Tennessee Senators Alexander and Corker voted “Yea” on spreading sales tax to all internet purchases under the guise of marketplace fairness. Here are Alexander’s and Corker’s explanations for voting to increase your taxes. The Marketplace Fairness Act, according to AFP [...]
Budget overdue, irrelevant, never balances Americans for Prosperity responded to the latest information released on the Obama budget. The White House has been carefully leaking information in advance of their official budget release, now already more than two months overdue. AFP President Tim Phillips had this to say: “After months of waiting, the White House [...]
Tennesseans are struggling during these tough economic times. Burdened with one of the highest state unemployment rates in the nation, families in the Volunteer State are cutting back to make ends meet. But instead of following our lead by cutting taxes and spending, the Tennessee General Assembly wants to raise taxes and markup prices. Click [...]
This morning, Governor Haslam addressed the General Assembly to announce his decision regarding Medicaid expansion. The press is reporting, per Governor Haslam’s wishes, that Tennessee won’t take part of the optional Medicaid expansion, but a closer read of Haslam’s own press release shows this to be false. Haslam is expanding Medicaid just under another name.