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The Tennessee Hall Income tax

With the beginning of the new year--and new legislative session manned by some of the most reactionary forces in history, it is a given that the legislature will be pursuing the elimination of the Hall income tax.   With the constitutuional amendment barring any form of income tax, it is a given that the Hall income tax will be next--especially since it targets the wealthy "job creator" class who contributed record funds to the election campaigns of the GOP.

 

The Hall income…

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Added by Richard Conover on December 3, 2014 at 5:50pm — No Comments

Corporate taxes--and corporate benefits?

I read with interest about the various corporations which are proposing moving their "headquarters" function to other nations with lower taxes to avoid paying taxes to the United States government.  This puzzles me.

 

One of the tenets of our foreign policy is to maintain stable access to international markets for United States corporations. This means keeping the sea lanes open and preventing other nations from blocking access to their markets. The most powerful means to do…

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Added by Richard Conover on November 19, 2014 at 10:48am — No Comments

The Democratic Party in TN must concentrate on getting out the vote in the next two years

We must work on getting out the vote. We lost a Congressional seat to Lamar Alexander, who got 849,629 votes. Yet, if everyone who voted for Obama in 2008 voted for Gordon Ball, he could have gotten 960,709 votes, a win! Somehow, someway we need to do this. Registering people should also be a priority. Less than half of adults in TN vote (using 2008 election data of total votes for all candidates for President). Registering people will have an impact for several election cycles and should be…

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Added by Christa Stoscheck on November 9, 2014 at 2:29pm — 1 Comment

Do not let Republicans run unopposed in Tennessee

Please read the article below. I found it very exciting in what it said because of a long-term issue I've had with the Democratic Party about letting Republicans run unopposed. The reason that so many positions are unopposed is because a Democrat would, with almost certainty, lose in those areas. What this article says is to embrace that certainty but to nevertheless use the campaign to tell our story. In 2016 your campaign can be also used to help elect a Democratic President. Members, if…

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Added by Christa Stoscheck on November 9, 2014 at 10:38am — No Comments

When the "right" meets the "left"

I remember learning in high school about the evil communists and how they ruled the Soviet Union with an iron fist.  I remember studying their election system--that they demanded everyone vote, but there was but one candidate approved by the Communist Party.  It was a very democratic system--except the government's power rested completely with one party--and dissent usually resulted in banishment to Siberia.  One teacher said that someday, the Soviet Union (left) would be more like the…

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Added by Richard Conover on November 6, 2014 at 12:50pm — No Comments

Didn't do too well in the election yesterday, did we? Three of my friends, all of whom were incumbents, were re-elected but in terms of growth for the Democratic Party in Tennessee, it's not happenin…

Didn't do too well in the election yesterday, did we? Three of my friends, all of whom were incumbents, were re-elected but in terms of growth for the Democratic Party in Tennessee, it's not happening. I've got a really strange idea. Why don't we start acting like Democrats, not Republican Wannabes? Do you know that you can be fired from a job in Tennessee just for being Gay? Do you know that the minimum wage in Tennessee is not legislated at the state level? Arkansas just passed a minimum…

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Added by john Charles Manasco on November 5, 2014 at 12:38pm — No Comments

Gordon Ball Visits Crossville

On Sunday, November 2, 2014 Gordon Ball, Democratic candidate for US Senate, brought his bus tour to Crossville to hold a debate with Danny Page, Independent candidate, and Lamar Alexander, Republican candidate. No-Show Lamar chose not to participate in this event. The audience was asked to write down questions for the candidates. Mr. Ball and Mr. Page presented opening statements, then the moderator gave each candidate the opportunity to respond to the written questions. The candidates…

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Added by Andrea Robinson on November 3, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Confronting Lamar--It's NOT TOO LATE!!

Listening to the various sides of the issues and the name calling by Lamar Alexander makes me sick. It is so easy to turn his arguments on their head and prevail.

 

Mr. Ball is just another vote for Obama is a little misleading. Perhaps Lamar should state that his votes against Obama, and for legislation passed in the House is contrary to everything this country stands on. How many Tea Party initiatives have been passed multiple times only to be halted in the Senate because…

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Added by Richard Conover on October 23, 2014 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

CCDP Meet Candidates & GOTV Rally

Despite predictions of one of the worst storms of the year, on October 13 Cumberland County Democrats turned out to hear candidates Amos Powers (US House), Betty Vaudt (TN Senate) and Judy Barnett (TN House) and to discuss getting out the vote. Terry Adams, former candidate for US Senate and a member of Gordon Ball’s campaign team, addressed the audience sharing some history of TN politics as well as Democratic goals for the future, and stressing the importance of voting and utilizing…

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Added by Andrea Robinson on October 17, 2014 at 12:53pm — No Comments

Meet Candidates and Get-Out-The-Vote Rally

F I G H T  B A C K!

CUMBERLAND COUNTY DEMOCRATIC PARTY

MEET THE CANDIDATES and GET-OUT-THE-VOTE RALLY

MONDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2014, 6:30 PM

CROSSVILLE HOUSING AUTHORITY FACILITY

67 IRWIN AVENUE (1ST ST.…

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Added by Andrea Robinson on September 28, 2014 at 9:01pm — No Comments

Ball wants NRA validation over intelligent endorsemants

I just heard on NPR in Nashville that candidate Gordon Ball challenged Lamar Alexander. His gun versus Alexander's piano playing. I think Gordon needs to calm down and listen to a little Bach (played on piano). He might find that he's able to think more effectively and speak more intelligently!

Added by john Charles Manasco on September 22, 2014 at 10:59am — No Comments

Fight Back - Vote!

We’re preachin’ to the choir asking you to fight back with your votes.  If you are reading this page you are likely a loyal Democrat committed to voting.  You are aware of the dismally low number of Democrats who voted in the August 7th election which cost us dearly when some of the best-qualified candidates were defeated simply because too many Democrats stayed home.  In Cumberland County, the Republicans and the Tea Party have created a climate where we feel more outnumbered than we really…

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Added by Andrea Robinson on September 14, 2014 at 10:23pm — No Comments

Teachers of Tennessee are Insulted

Teachers, you do not need to put up with this type of  treatment.  Fight back with your votes.

http://www.tennessean.com/story/opinion/2014/09/13/gov-haslams-letter-insulting-tennessee-teachers/15527031/

Added by Andrea Robinson on September 13, 2014 at 1:15pm — No Comments

Why you must vote for a candidate for governor in the 2014 election even if you don't like the choices

Right-wing sponsored constitutional amendments can only be passed if they obtain 1 vote more than 1/2 of the votes for governor.  The following describes the amendments and then why you must vote for someone for governor. In short, vote NO for all of the amendments and…
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Added by Christa Stoscheck on September 1, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments

Charlie Brown, Democratic Candidate for Governor

Have you all seen the web site, Facebook page and Twitter page for Mr. Brown.  Here are the links.

Web Site:

http://www.charliebrown4gov.com/home.html

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Charlie-Brown-for-Governor/764189566978478

Twitter:

@GovCharlieBrown

Added by Andrea Robinson on August 23, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Charlie Brown, Democratic Candidate for Governor

Have you all seen the web site, Facebook page and Twitter page for Mr. Brown.  Here are the links.

Web Site:

http://www.charliebrown4gov.com/home.html

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Charlie-Brown-for-Governor/764189566978478

Twitter:

@GovCharlieBrown

Added by Andrea Robinson on August 23, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Step-by-step how to win elections for Democrats

I would like to share with you what we have used here in Lee County, NC and have not lost a election the past three election cycles. Please share with others. Blue Sample Ballot Campaign. Blue Sample Ballots are better that yard signs, handouts, fliers or ads since the voters have the information in front of them when they walk into vote.

1. Get lots of Volunteers, start now.…

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Added by Christa Stoscheck on August 20, 2014 at 8:39am — No Comments

A Message to all Cumberland County Democrats from Dennis Gregg, Chair

Dear fellow Democrats,

There is little to celebrate from the August 7th election. Only one Democrat won a contested race, Ron Thurman, and that was because his opponent was so ill-equipped that even Republican leaders campaigned against him. In contest after contest, more experienced, better qualified Democratic candidates with proven track records were passed over in favor of men with "R" after their name. In the non-partisan county commission and school board races better decisions…

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Added by Andrea Robinson on August 9, 2014 at 3:13pm — No Comments

TN Democrats Embarrased by National News--Again

Here is part of what USA Today is reporting regarding the winner of the Democratic primary race for governor:

". . . Charlie Brown has reported raising no money for his campaign, and he has not responded to interview requests.

The only sign of a campaign has been a Facebook page on which his first name is misspelled. That page had 29 likes before Wednesday evening, as well as a few unanswered questions from voters. Its dominant feature is a profile photo of him proudly…

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Added by Andrea Robinson on August 8, 2014 at 1:11pm — 5 Comments

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