This morning, Valentine's Day Rep. Blackburn was on national TV opposing both preschool for all and the raising of minimum wage to a living wage. In her embarassingly stupid reasoning regarding preschool, she quoted a local teacher who shared her opinion that it was just too much paperwork. Had all the other industrialized countries of the world and many of the rising third world countries ignored the long term research which pairs early education and long term financial well being and over-all societal health the world would be in shambles. Surely a bit more time on paperwork is worth securing a person's longterm ability to find adequate, life sustaining wages. At that point they would be fully contriibuting, tax- paying members of society.
Blackburn's thinking on this issue is insulting to the people of Tennessee. Her comments on minimum wage were equally as inane.
Do you think her voting record has more to do with choosing the plan that has the least paperwork than what is truly good for Tennesseans?