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WASHINGTON – Congressman Marsha Blackburn (TN-7) issued the following
statement on her vote in opposition to the so-called deal to avert the fiscal
cliff by imposing devastating tax increases without including any meaningful
spending reductions to address our nation's debt crisis.
“Speaker Boehner and our leadership deserve a tremendous amount
of credit for what they have done in our efforts to solve the problem and avert
the fiscal cliff. Unfortunately, President Obama and Senate Majority Leader
Harry Reid have shown no willingness to address the real root of the problem –
Washington’s out-of-control spending.
passed a number of bills with bipartisan support prior to the election last year
to deal with the tax extenders, put in place a plan for tax reform, and prevent
the devastating defense cuts that will come as a result of sequestration. If the
President and Senate Democrats were truly serious about solving our nation’s
fiscal problems, they should have stayed in DC and off the campaign trail until
they were able to get something done.
“It is disrespectful
to the American people for Majority Leader Reid to wait until the last minute to
pass a bill at 2am on New Year’s Day. Leaders make choices. Their choice was
inaction and the consequence has been a classic tax and spend DC
“This bill only makes the situation worse. It
imposes job-killing tax hikes, does nothing to restrain spending, adds to our
annual deficit, and increases our debt by nearly $4 trillion over the next
“The problem in Washington is not that we tax too
little, it’s that we spend too much. That is why I recently supported the
Spending Reduction Act, which passed the House before the holidays and would put
in place mandatory spending reductions. It is what my constituents expect to
see. They are demanding fiscal restraint.
continue to give the President money we don’t have to spend on programs the
American people don’t want. For the future of our children and grandchildren, we
have to exercise fiscal restraint.”
Tuesday, January 1 2013, 10:34 PM CST
Bonnaroo and then what? More events could follow
May 20, 2013 12:33 GMT
MANCHESTER, Tenn. (AP) -- The former farm where the Bonnaroo music festival is held may play host to other events as well.
The partnership that puts on the annual music and arts festival in Manchester has steadily upgraded the site, adding a dozen water wells and permanent electrical power.
Festival partner Rick Farman told The Tennessean (http://tnne.ws/14nuEF5 ) his group is in active discussion with a lot of groups. The Great American Mud Run will be held at the site on July 27 and is expected to draw more than 5,000 participants.
Coffee County Mayor David Pennington said he's curious to see where such a plan could go, saying it could have a huge impact.
This year's Bonnaroo will be held June 13-16. Paul McCartney heads a long list if acts.
Information from: The Tennessean, http://www.tennessean.com
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