It now appears the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction (the Super Committee) will deadlock, resulting in automatic spending cuts of $1.2 trillion over the next 10 years. Some are decrying this as a failure; Im celebrating it as a victory. Clearly, much more must be done to cut federal spending and avert a fiscal crisis. But real spending cuts were never on the table. What was on the table was a disastrous tax hike that would have undermined our economic recovery and given Washington politicians even more money to spend, undermining the goal of cutting spending.
Tennessee has formally applied for a waiver to the federal No Child Left Behind law. We strongly support Tennessees schools being focused on meeting the expectation of local tax payers and families than those of bureaucrats in Washington, D.C.
We believe NCLB should be abolished. Tell Gov. Haslam you support education reform by clicking here.
Students and teachers should absolutely be held to high standards, yet those standards do not come from D.C. We support Gov. Haslam for recognizing that Tennesseans have more of an investment in the success of our children and that NCLB only adds bureaucratic red-tape, loss of local control and unnecessary expense.
Americans for Prosperity, a free market grassroots organization committed to smaller government and free enterprise, today released a policy paper detailing the organizations recommendations for the so-called Super Committee. The committee is tasked with identifying $1.5 trillion in deficit reduction measures. AFPs recommendations lay out nearly $5.9 trillion in spending cuts over a ten-year period.
We want to invite you to the We Stand with Gibson event happening in Nashville on Saturday, Oct. 8th.
Saturday, Oct. 8th
2:00 to 4:00pm
(view map here)
This FREE event is to stand up for a great local business here in Tennessee against the overzealous actions of the Obama Administration, and in particular the extreme environmentalist ideology that is crushing our economy, costing us jobs and threatening the good name of Gibson Guitars.
Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett this week proposed an across-the-board pay raise for roughly 2,300 county employees, when only five months earlier Mayor Burchett had to cut spending and eliminated 34 jobs.
Will the real Knox County please stand up?
Is Knox a county with over $400 million in non-school related debt and recently eliminated dozens of jobs to close a budget gap, or is Knox flush in cash and can afford $3 million in employee pay raises?