The High Cost of PORK BARREL;
By Pat Hunter
Everyone seems to like PORK Barrel when it’s in his or her own backyard but it usually comes with a mammoth price tag; this year $2 Billion!
Politicians have a knack for making friends; unfortunately it’s at your expense.
Wouldn’t it be nice to see a reduction in YOUR State Sales Tax rather than to spend BILLIONS in proposed new spending on bills and amendments for Pork Barrel (something for everyone) or Pet Projects for VIP groups and special interest?
When politicians or department heads say, “Grant Money is FREE Money” or “its not going to cost you a dime” just remember that’s not true! Sales tax that you pay go to state coffers for the General Assembly to divvy up with Grants and other appropriations!
Here’s how they hope to spend your hard earned money this upcoming year, assuming they have the necessary votes.
For a complete list of pending amendments 158
pages, click here
Lots of Pork
News Sentinel Story, click here - 412 budget changes sought –
Senators' proposals would add $2 BILLION to plan; House hasn't yet filed amendments.
AT&T EMINENT DOMAIN vs. Property Owner Rights!
When you contact your state officials about PORK, please express your opinions about NOT granting AT&T Eminent Domain authority. AT&T says that they want to compete with the cable business; BUT AT&T should NOT be allowed to dig through your private property without your consent and agreement.
State Senator Randy McNally: District Address: 94 Royal Troon Circle, Oak Ridge, TN 37830, Phone (865) 483-5544
Nashville Address: 307 War Memorial Building, Nashville, TN 37243-0205, Phone (615) 741-6806. Staff Contact: Anne Rasmussen and Rick Nicholson, Research Analyst.
State Representative Jimmy Matlock:
District Address: 190 Matlock Road, Lenoir City, 37771, Phone: 986.4201
Nashville Address: 219 War Memorial Building, Nashville, TN 37243-0121. Phone (615) 741-3736, Staff Contact: Brenda Moore.
State Representative Dennis Ferguson:
District Address: 2851 Roane State Highway, Harriman, TN 37748. Phone (865) 882-8163
Nashville Address: 17 Legislative Plaza, Nashville, TN 37243-0132, Phone (615) 741-7658, Fax (615) 253-0163, Staff Contact: Kim Coleman