Personally, I don't have any problems with immigrants coming in, illegal or legal. All that I have known and worked with have been fine. They work hard to get here, sometimes risking their lives, and once here many work hard. They work hard for crap wages to support their families. Personally, I think the best thing would be to encourage more to get TIN numbers so they can pay into the system. Those that commit hard crimes, in my opinion, should be sent to prison like any other person.
As Republicans scramble to rework the plan to overhaul the state’s tax code, critics say the latest version leaves a $220 million hole in the budget — creating more problems than it would solve. Way to solve the problem!
Nice Haslam, another great victory for the rich! My fellow Tennesseans get ready, Haslam is in it for big business. Forget the citizenry. I am still mad over him trying to make it so amazon wont collect sales tax in TN. Instead he says the citizens already are required to report internet transactions, yeah right. We built up the Enterprise South area, widened the interstate, added other infrastructure (electricity water) and now no taxes from them. That was a slap in the face to all small business owners in the area that already have trouble competing with internet sales. Way to support small business and Tennessee.
Haslam duplicity is legendary. It is so amazing how he says one thing and then does another. God help us!
Anyone interested seeing a little of their government's disregard for people. Go to the euronews website and go to the no comment section and then go to the link that shows a government van running over 20 protesters. I am glad he is out, hopefully, the people will be represented and will have a chance to get out of poverty.
Disappointing. He gets in and calls for transparent government, then says that government officials should not show where they are getting their money from so when they make backdoor deals no one knows. Second, he wants to cut TN income tax, it only affects people making over $3000 in interest or dividends (@ 3% interest, you got to have 300,000 in the bank to get even a cent of tax), not the middle class the rich. Lastly, now he wants to rob the citizens of tax money, the plant already said they are coming so why give up the NEEDED REVENUE. Good strategy for the future, lets cut taxes, education, public works, police funding, and let the middle class continue to struggle. He is only in it for himself and his rich buddies, shame on him. Also, it is a slap in the face to local businesses that have to collect tax, way to be looking out for your Tennesseans!
I agree, free the weed, legalize it!
If we want good transportation options look at Germany. I lived there when I was younger. You could take a bus, to the train, then to the bus again to travel the from the suburbs to the city and back all hours of the day. Also, a person could drive to the train yard, then take transit from there to go long distances faster than in a car. I remember visiting a friend and I would travel like I was going to knoxville from chattanooga. It was easy, i would take the bus to the train station, then take the train and one connection then the bus to my friend's house. I think a good start would be high speed trains connecting tennessee cities and a high speed train to Atlanta and trollies in our streets. The only problem is that without other forms of transportation other than trains, the transportation would not be very useful to all citizens. City planners would have to make transportation fast, friendly, reliable, and affordible. It was not until just a few months ago that chattanooga bus stops got awnings. We have a long way to go from buses only to trains, busses, cars, and trollies working efficiently and effectivly to move people where they want to go and when they want to go.