John Thunder Thornton Doyle Arp
|With Loudon County tax payers facing higher and
higher taxes, we can all take comfort in knowing that multimillionaire
Chattooga developer, John "Thunder" Thornton got his share of our hard
earned money. With no logical explanation, on May 5th, Loudon County
voted to hand over nearly $400,000.00 to the City of Loudon to help
pay for Thornton's private road to his gated Tennessee National
Three weeks later the check was cut and $388,000.00 tax dollars were gone forever. But not to worry, if things get tight the county can just raise our taxes. No wait, they're already doing that. There's no doubt about it, developers hit the jackpot when Arp took over. And by the way, Mr. Thornton was a contributor to Arp's campaign.
While the photo might be a hoax, the actions are all
too real. Who will be the next one to hit the tax money jackpot?