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.
Last week, the Securities and Exchange Commission charged Illinois with fraud for misrepresenting the fiscal health of its public pension system. For years, the Midwestern state had been hoodwinking municipal bond investors into believing that it had been properly funding its public servants’ retirement plans when, in reality, the state has a long history of [...]