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Old 05-09-2007, 06:55 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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I get news alerts from Google (from Google's news pages) whenever news articles are published with various key words like Oak Ridge, a favorite TV show and my future Congessman's name. A link takes you to the article where the key word phrase (in this case my future congressman) was mentioned. When I saw this story about how a House Budget Resolution could impact Tennessee with regard to taxes, income, jobs, I thought I would share. At the end of the article it tells you how estimates were made. Note: In addition to the House budget, it assumes the Bush tax cuts will not be extended (set to expire over the next 4 years) to make the estimates.

I'm going to be in the third congressional district. Which district is the 7th district in Tennessee?

I did not follow the link in the article to read the full report or about the potential impact to districts in other states:

http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/st...4583136&EDATE=
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Old 05-09-2007, 07:20 AM
 
Location: Wilmington,NC & Washington Twp,OH
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That report was very sobering. I assume most states will have similar impact. Makes one think about who is running the country and who they are "looking out for".
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Old 05-09-2007, 07:37 AM
 
Location: Knoxville, Tennessee
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From Wikipedia:


The 7th Congressional District of Tennessee is a congressional district in Tennessee. It currently forms an irregularly shaped region in the western part of the state, connecting suburbs of Memphis and Nashville.

Cities in the district include Clarksville, Germantown, Collierville, Brentwood, Bolivar, Lexington, and Savannah.
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Old 05-09-2007, 07:42 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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The 7th District stretches all the way from Montgomery County and Brentwood to parts of Memphis. Tennessee's congressional districts are always gerrymandered.

It's a Democratic congress . . . that often means more taxes. But, the report is by the Heritage Foundation, which is a right-wing political group.

Politicians loves taxes, no matter which party they're a member of. Being able to control money is almost as good as having the money oneself. It means power, prestige, and a nice little future for the politicians.
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Old 05-09-2007, 07:49 AM
 
Location: Wilmington,NC & Washington Twp,OH
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I agree the Heritage Foundation is "right wing" but does that mean that the assumptions are wrong? I don't want to pay more taxes where ever they come from.
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Old 05-09-2007, 07:52 AM
 
Location: Knoxville, Tennessee
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It also says there is a 19,764 loss of jobs.

Yet, I read in the local paper that the state has $600M more in funds.

http://www.knoxnews.com/kns/state/article/0,1406,KNS_348_5525547,00.html (broken link)
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Old 05-09-2007, 08:01 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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I agree the Heritage Foundation is "right wing" but does that mean that the assumptions are wrong? I don't want to pay more taxes where ever they come from.
Nope, doesn't mean they're wrong. It may or may not be a balanced and complete report however. In other words, this is not an unbiased report.

And no, I don't want to pay any more taxes either.
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Old 05-09-2007, 08:05 AM
 
Location: Wilmington,NC & Washington Twp,OH
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Of course it is biased but I'm also sure the Democrat sites have studies showing the benefits of increasing our taxes, like giving more benefits to illegal aliens.
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Old 05-09-2007, 08:05 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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It also says there is a 19,764 loss of jobs.

Yet, I read in the local paper that the state has $600M more in funds.

http://www.knoxnews.com/kns/state/article/0,1406,KNS_348_5525547,00.html (broken link)
And they're licking their lips in Nashville about what to do with it. "Shall we give a little back to the people? Shall we spend it on new studies to study studies? Shall we fund our special pork projects? Shall be refurbish our capital hill offices?"

Whatever they do with it . . . it will all "be for the kids".
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Old 05-09-2007, 08:07 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Of course it is biased but I'm also sure the Democrat sites have studies showing the benefits of increasing our taxes, like giving more benefits to illegal aliens.
I'm sure you're right.

Remember, it's all for the kids.
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