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NASHVILLE — The Tennessee Democratic Party released the following statement today after tax experts confirmed the House Republican tax plan, supported by ALL Tennessee Republican members of Congress, would hike taxes on hardworking, middle-class Tennesseans and cut vital programs and services to pay for budget-busting tax breaks for millionaires and billionaires:
“Today’s analysis confirms [...]Continue Reading →
On January 10, 2012 By TNDP
From the Kingsport Times-News:
The Tennessee Republican Party is backing U.S. Rep. Phil Roe’s so-called “trash and cash” actions involving the $800 billion-plus [...]Continue Reading →
On January 10, 2012 By TNDP
Rep. Phil Roe was happy to hand out a $1.3 million stimulus check in East Tennessee, but if he had gotten his way, there would have been no investment in local jobs.
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The Tennessee Democratic Party is calling 1st District Congressman Phil Roe R-Johnson City a “hypocrite” for presenting stimulus funds [...]Continue Reading →
On January 7, 2012 By TNDP
Congressman Roe doesn’t want to spend taxpayer dollars but he’s happy to dole it out. This is exactly the kind of sham leadership that has Tennesseans so frustrated with the Republican Congress.
Roe voted against the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 — also known as the stimulus package.
That didn’t seem [...]Continue Reading →
On January 5, 2012 By TNDP
Alan Woodruff has announced his candidacy for Congress in Tennessee’s First Congressional District.
Woodruff, a Blue Bog Democrat, says his campaign will emphasize the need for Washington, D.C. to start acting “responsibly” by putting the needs of the country ahead of the interests of lobbyists and political parties.
“Congress is unable to solve our problems [...]Continue Reading →
On December 21, 2011 By TNDP
Following Tuesday’s vote by House Republicans to reject an extension of the payroll tax cut for the middle class passed with overwhelming bipartisan support in the Senate, Tennessee Democratic Party Chairman Chip Forrester issued the following statement:
“In less than two weeks, 160 million Americans will be hit with a tax hike in the middle [...]Continue Reading →
Bob Corker, Lamar Alexander, Phil Roe, Jimmy Duncan, Chuck Fleischmann, Scott DesJarlais, Diane Black, Marsha Blackburn, and Stephen Fincher need to stop playing politics with our nation’s economy.Continue Reading →
“Congress has rejected raising the debt ceiling, so if China calls, let it go to voicemail.” – Stephen Colbert
“odd political theater” “just for show”
U.S. Reps. Phil Roe, Jimmy Duncan, Chuck Fleischmann, Scott Desjarlias, Diane Black, Marsha Blackburn and Stephen Fincher all voted for a budget that raises America’s [...]Continue Reading →
On June 1, 2011 By TNDP
The Jackson Sun opinion editor Tom Bohs recently took Republicans to task for their vote to radically change Medicare into a vulture voucher system. The Paul Ryan, budget wonks say, would increase the out-of-pocket cost of health care for seniors by more than $6,500 a year.
Sens. Bob Corker, Lamar Alexander voted for it. As [...]Continue Reading →
On April 15, 2011 By TNDP
NASHVILLE – Chip Forrester, chair of the Tennessee Democratic Party, issued the following statement in response to the House of Representative’s vote today to end Medicare as a part of Rep. Paul Ryan’s budget:
“There are more than 1 million Tennesseans on Medicare, and 80 percent of them are over age 65. This budget shreds [...]Continue Reading →
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