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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Tennessee Democratic Party released a statement on U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais voting for Rep. Paul Ryan’s House Republican budget, which gives the wealthiest Americans a massive new tax cut paid for by raising taxes on the middle class by $2,000.
“Once again Scott DesJarlais has chosen to slash taxes for [...]Continue Reading →
Congressman Scott DesJarlais and his Tea Party Republicans are up to their same old tricks, releasing a new Ryan budget today that ends the Medicare guarantee, raising costs for seniors, while protecting tax breaks for millionaires and Big Oil companies. Congressman DesJarlais supported this radical Tea Party budget in the past and now is [...]Continue Reading →
On February 19, 2013 By TNDP
Tenn. Democratic Party Spokesman Says It’s Time for Republicans to Put Seniors & the Middle Class First and Agree to Avoid the Sequester with a Balanced Plan that Closes Loopholes for the Wealthy and Big Business
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — This morning, President Obama discussed common sense solutions to avoid the sequester and reduce our debt [...]Continue Reading →
On February 19, 2013 By TNDP
SEQUESTER FACTS: House Republicans’ Sequester Will Eliminate Millions of Jobs, Including Nearly 40,000 Jobs in Tennessee
Tea Party House Republicans left the capital last week without any attempt to negotiate a deal on the sequester — a series of deep and indiscriminate cuts that experts estimate will eliminate millions of jobs and could throw the [...]Continue Reading →
Here’s a run-down of what was in the budget/tax compromise reached by Congress earlier this week:
Tax rates: The bill permanently extends all of the Bush tax cuts for incomes below $400,000 for individuals and $450,000 for families, while reinstating the Clinton-era 39.6 percent tax rate for income above those thresholds.
Capital gains and dividends: [...]Continue Reading →
On December 3, 2012 By TNDP
For months and months, President Obama and Democrats across the country have said that tackling our budget problems requires a balanced approach. That’s what’s best for middle-class families. An economy built not from the top down, but from the middle out.
The election is over. The people have spoken. It’s time for both [...]Continue Reading →
On December 6, 2011 By TNDP
Despite wildfires in Tennessee that have already burned more than 9,000 acres this year and a 2010 fire that burned nearly 1,000 acres in his own district, Congressman Scott DesJarlais (TN-04) wants to eliminate the Smokey Bear campaign, which could force the government to spend more money fighting fires as the number of human-caused forest [...]Continue Reading →
On September 14, 2011 By TNDP
NASHVILLE — State Democratic Party Chairman Chip Forrester urged Tennessee’s top Republicans to consider a jobs plan to keep the state’s fiscal house in order.
“The surest way to strengthen our state’s fiscal house is to put 300,000 Tennesseans back to work. If Ron Ramsey and Governor Bill Haslam put half the effort [...]Continue Reading →
It’s crystal clear that Tennesseans have soundly rejected the extremist GOP agenda rammed through the state legislature this year.
A new, statewide Vanderbilt University poll found that support for the Republican-led state legislature has “plummeted 20 percentage points since January.”Continue Reading →
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