Should Tennessee Reject The Stimulus Money?

Here is Governor Phil Bredesen’s contact information. Make sure you represent West Tennessee:


7:00 hour:

8:00 hour:

6:00 hour:

The final vote just from phone calls this morning is Reject: 33, Keep: 6.

The question came from our good friend at Blue Collar Muse.

SPECIAL web debt plan size

From Heritage, prepare to blow your brains out:

Just think of it: The deficit-spending package passed by House Democrats already is bigger than 168 of the 180 national economies measured by the World Bank. Now, in the Senate,  it threatens to break into the Top 10 by catching up with Russia (No. 11) and then Brazil (No. 10).


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10 responses to “Should Tennessee Reject The Stimulus Money?

  1. Vonna Pauls

    My husband, along with a few hundred other employees, is about to lose his job as yet another plant closes in West Tennessee. We have our own stimulus plan which includes cutting back, spending wisely and frugally. The next job he gets may not be comparable to the one he lost, but we will adapt and become stronger from the experience. If our government had half the fortitude of the average working American, there would be no need for a so-called “stimulus plan” that will drag our country further toward a pit that our great grandchildren will still be trying to crawl out of.

  2. Red Neckerson

    Why not allow people to keep their own money? That way 0bama doesn’t have to give anything away.

  3. That makes too much sense, Red Neckerson. You are banned from making any more comments that make sense.

  4. No, it seems that some people have more money than others. Obviously this is not fair. These “rich people” must have cheated people out of their money. They had to have taken it from other, harder working, people. So we are going to take money from people who somehow “earned” the money, and give it to those who didn’t. Sounds fair right?

  5. John Galt

    Looters have a genetic tendency towards taking money from Producers and giving it to Moochers.

    Unfortunately, Producers have a natural tendency to avoid politics, and since Moochers are just plain lazy, only the Looters make it in the political world.

  6. Stop reading Ayn Rand, John, it’ll make you see the world as it truly is.

  7. John Galt

    Who is John Galt?

  8. Bobby Hughes

    Revolting (v). isn’t a matter of maybe, it is absolutely inevitable. My fellow Tennesseans and Slater Raiders, we are united by belief, fairness of ideals, and purpose of a government by the people for a republic. Everyday we hear the fingernails of Freedom’s screeching death grip on a chalkboard the moment Marxist driven leaders open their mouths. Every new bill the Democratocialist reich passes is called a bridge over troubled water; but, tax payers are the ones in the water holding up that bridge for the lawmakers to walk across…revolting (adj)
    On the other hand I hear voices of reason from economist, successful business owners and yes, conservative talk shows. There are solid fixes to the economy and job market falling on deaf ears. This country will heal if they sickos just quit picking the scab! Let us live with a scar, scars reveal a history, why should we bleed to death. We are screaming, “Don’t go that way dummy, the bridge is out!” Yet with I-pods in ears and blinders on, they waste valuable time and money trying to jump over the abyss of the Financial Suicide Canyon. Sounds like a “stimulating” attempt.
    Don’t lose hope. Giving up should never been part of a life’s mission plan. I have had the rug pulled out from under me several times in my working career, some by my choices to try something different. What I’ve learned is when you’re riding high then hit bottom, your feet are again on a new foundation. If your health is able, you have lost nothing you brought into this world. Dust off, start back up and don’t let the sky be your limit, make it a rung in your ladder.


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  10. John Galt

    Here’s a quote from a speech given by Francisco D’Anconia, a fictional character in the novel, Atlas Shrugged, by Ayn Rand, that references the idea of “spreading the wealth”.

    “”But you say that money is made by the strong at the expense of the weak? What strength do you mean? It is not the strength of guns or muscles. Wealth is the product of man’s capacity to think. Then is money made by the man who invents a motor at the expense of those who did not invent it? Is money made by the intelligent at the expense of the fools? By the able at the expense of the incompetent? By the ambitious at the expense of the lazy? Money is made–before it can be looted or mooched–made by the effort of every honest man, each to the extent of his ability. An honest man is one who knows that he can’t consume more than he has produced…’

    “But money is only a tool. It will take you wherever you wish, but it will not replace you as the driver. It will give you the means for the satisfaction of your desires, but it will not provide you with desires. Money is the scourge of the men who attempt to reverse the law of causality–the men who seek to replace the mind by seizing the products of the mind.

    “Money will not purchase happiness for the man who has no concept of what he wants: money will not give him a code of values, if he’s evaded the knowledge of what to value, and it will not provide him with a purpose, if he’s evaded the choice of what to seek. Money will not buy intelligence for the fool, or admiration for the coward, or respect for the incompetent. The man who attempts to purchase the brains of his superiors to serve him, with his money replacing his judgment, ends up by becoming the victim of his inferiors. The men of intelligence desert him, but the cheats and the frauds come flocking to him, drawn by a law which he has not discovered: that no man may be smaller than his money. Is this the reason why you call it evil?

    “Only the man who does not need it, is fit to inherit wealth–the man who would make his own fortune no matter where he started. If an heir is equal to his money, it serves him; if not, it destroys him. But you look on and you cry that money corrupted him. Did it? Or did he corrupt his money? Do not envy a worthless heir; his wealth is not yours and you would have done no better with it. Do not think that it should have been distributed among you; loading the world with fifty parasites instead of one, would not bring back the dead virtue which was the fortune. Money is a living power that dies without its root. Money will not serve the mind that cannot match it. Is this the reason why you call it evil?”

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