For the benefit of debate, lets assume that when the Obama Administration and radicals in Congress hired 16,000 new IRS agents, authorized huge tax increases, put more power in the hands of the federal bureaucracy and cut half-a-billion from Medicare it was for the noble objective of providing more Americans with better access to quality health care.
Whats the old saying? The road to Hades is paved with good intentions.
ObamaCare is not just wrong philosophically, it not only violates the Constitution; it is bad public health policy!
A huge thank you to the thousands of you that took action to reform Tennessees schools.
This journey to get union bosses out of the classroom and give more local control to teachers, families and taxpayers has been difficult. There were cliffhanger votes in committee, giant rallies (on both sides) in Nashville, hyperbolic rhetoric coming from unions and the Left maligning our good intent and months and months of work.
It paid off.
Teachers unions no longer control a monopoly over Tennessees schools.
Liberals in the Senate want to support an energy tax hike during a vote TONIGHT.
The Senate moved its vote on the Menendez bill, legislation that singles out oil and gas companies to pay higher tax rates for domestic production, and the potential to double-tax foreign investment. What this means to us in Tennessee, we will be paying even more for gas at the pump.
Frankly, its highly unlikely that our Senators, Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker, would vote for this. But, we do need you to show our elected officials that Tennesseans reject the efforts of the Left.
Under fire from labor unions for merely questioning automatic pay increases of 2.5% for public employees, Knoxville City Councilman Nick Della Vople, is doing the right thing.
Although Knoxville is tied for 94th in the nation for our unemployment rate of 7.5% and private sector salaries have remained stagnant, the City has mandated that government employees receive a 2.5% annual raise.
Now is our opportunity to make a historic change for Tennessees schools. To remove partisan politics from the classroom and give teachers a fighting chance to actually help students learn without the bureaucracy of the teachers unions getting in the way.
The TN state Senate has already passed legislation to end collective bargaining with teachers unions. Now that legislation may be stalled in the House of Representatives.