TN Defeats Income Tax Measure - Again

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    We need more of these type of people to stand up and say no to more taxes. We are already overtaxed and the more the government takes - the more it wants


    Citizens Defeat Tennessee Income Tax Measure
    (Again!)

    In a remarkable display of GOVERNMENT BY THE PEOPLE, thousands of angry Tennesseans stormed the state capitol to defeat a budget proposal that would have established a state income tax.

    For the third consecutive year, protesters claimed victory against Republican Governor Don Sundquist and other state lawmakers who contend that an income tax is needed to get Tennessee out of "financial peril." Opponents to the added tax say that it is responsible government and less spending that is needed, not new taxes. When it was all said and done, it was the opposition’s message that carried the day, as the legislature passed a budget with no new revenue and abandoned its plans for a state income tax.

    When budget negotiations began several months ago and news spread that lawmakers again were working to pass a state income tax, two Nashville radio stations — as they have done in previous years — joined forces to get the word out and rally opposition at the state capitol. Steve Gill, one of the stations’ early morning talk show hosts, set up a broadcast tent near the capitol and urged his listeners to drive by and honk their horns in opposition to any new taxes.

    The protests several times forced state lawmakers back to the drawing board on the budget, as numerous plans to increase taxes were defeated. The stalemate between income tax proponents and opponents led lawmakers to approve a temporary budget on June 29 to keep the government from shutting down on July 1, the start of the new fiscal year.

    http://www.cfif.org/htdocs/legislative_issues/state_issues/legis_state_tennessee.htm
     
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    I wonder if Al Bore cast his vote on this issue?

    As fas as the Republican Gov who wanted this tax increase - CUT THE DAMN SPENDING!!!!

    I promise you - it will balance the budget
     
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    I love the way politicians operate. First, you try and pass a scheme to raise taxes and/or enlarge government. Then the people loudly oppose it, and your plan is shot down.

    So that's it, right? Nah. Just resurrect the bill next year. If people still oppose it, bring it back a third year. Or bring it back, in smaller steps, or in a different form. Eventually the sheer repetition of the idea makes it seem less outrageous, people get tired of fighting it, etc. (then when people are poorer because of the extra taxes or inflation, you propose still more government programs to help people out) This is how we are going to get socialist health care foisted upon us, eventually.
     
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    :eusa_wall:

    I don't get you. You make absolutely no sense, and contradict yourself each time you make a post.

    Cut spending? But you support the Bush administration...

    What spending would you like to see cut, because it's obviously not defense spending...?
     
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    Defense spending should be 10 to 20 percent of the federal Budget, not 4 to 6 percent. It is the ONE clear job of the Federal Government, to defend US. The Federal Government has no LEGAL power to run social programs. Read the damn Constitution. The powers are CLEARLY stated in that Document. Further it CLEARLY states powers not given to the Federal Government Belong to the States and the people.
     
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    It would be easier if we could get the Republicans to stop spending so much.
     
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    Maybe then you should stop supporting the BIG Government Republicans
     
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    That is what the voters in TN are saying
     
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    I don't

    Because I will not flush my vote down the toilet - like you suggest - you think I do
     
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    Looks like they were revolting AGAINST the Republican governor's request to raise taxes?
     

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