And the Tax Fairy Will Pay Off the National Debt...
Contrary to liberal belief, an income tax will not solve Tennessee's problems
The federal income taxes we pay don't seem to have solved the federal government's fiscal problems, indeed the national debt has increased exponentially since 1913 when the income tax was added to the Constitution. What's more, as federal tax revenues have increased, so has federal spending, which is now so high that no amount of taxes can reasonably pay for the federal government's leviathan. The income tax didn't solve the federal government's financial woes, but it seems to have further contributed to them because the government has come to rely too heavily upon it.
Labels: Conservatism, Democrats, Duh, Economy, Elections, Federal politics, Local politics, News Media, Political correctness, Republican Party, Tennessee politics
Where Does Nathan Vaughn Stand?
Asking where former State Rep. Nathan Vaughn stands on the President's policies is a fair question
Notice that Bredesen isn't even mentioning the name of the Democratic Party's nominal national leader, Barack Hussein Obama, and I suspect Vaughn-who is on record as supporting the idea that no restrictions on anchor babies (the children of illegal aliens) should be added to the federal Constitution-wants no public part of the Obama disaster either. This isn't because Vaughn doesn't support B. Hussein Obama, we can be sure that he does, but because Obama's very name is becoming political poison for Democrats, so much so that those who come out and say "I do not stand with the President" are being rewarded politically.
Labels: Conservatism, Democrats, Elections, Local politics, Republican Party, Tennessee politics
The Semantics of Extremism
According to some Tennessee Democrats, someone is extreme for taking the same position as half of their legislative caucus
Liberals are quite fond of calling Stacey Campfield and his positions extreme, but they do so without examining those positions closely, because in a uniquely Tennessee political sense, what is it that is so extreme about Campfield's positions? Stacey Campfield is strongly pro-life and believes that our State ought to have the ability to enact laws that protect the rights of the unborn. News flash: In Tennessee, that position is shared-at least publicly- by half of the Democratic Caucus in the State House of Representatives and by half of the Democrats in the State Senate. Combined with Republican votes, that means that 2/3rds of the Tennessee General Assembly publicly share Stacey Campfield's position. Campfield has also introduced a bill stating that men can ask for a paternity test if ordered by a court to pay child support on a child they believe may not be theirs. So making the men who are really responsible for fathering children take care of those kids is an extreme position?
Labels: Conservatism, Democrats, Duh, Elections, Local politics, News Media, Political correctness, Republican Party, Tennessee politics
The effort to save the Tennessee State Fair is still alive
Nashville/Davidson County Metro Councilman Duane Dominy has filed a bill in Metro Council to mandate that Nashville and Davidson County continue to operate the State Fair and Expo Center in spite of Mayor Karl Dean's desire to redevelop the site. Dominy says that it is his hope that Nashville maintain the fairgrounds, because it is an "economic engine" that has brought in over a million patrons to various events and has (says the Councilman) an "economic impact of up to $60 million.
Labels: Local politics, Miscellany, Tennessee politics
Tea Party and Grand Old Party Must Come Together
The Tea Party must unite with the Republican Party to stop the disintegration of our republic
The Republican Party and the Tea Party must come together and unite not only for the good of Tennessee and the rest of the country, but because it is the one chance we have to save what is left of our constitutional republic. If it means that we get less-than-perfect candidates, so be it-remember the horrible alternative.
Labels: Conservatism, Federal politics, Local politics, Political correctness, Republican Party, Tennessee politics