Many of the Tea Party's central themes have already been a part of Tennessee's political discourse
One of the Tea Party's most vocalized issues is over-taxation both at the State and federal level. While the Tennessee General Assembly can do very little but protest about oppressive taxation at the federal level, Tennessee has no income tax and is ranked 48th nationally in terms of tax burden. Our Legislature certainly has its fair share of problems with government waste-as chronicled amply in this space-but Tennessee has been blessed in that for the most part, the General Assembly has kept to its obligation to keep the budget balanced without resort to unconstitutional means of taxation.
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