Claims credit for food tax reductions that "previous Democrat regimes refused to make."
Tariff breaks, not earmarks
Says U.S. Rep. Stephen Fincher "breaks earmark pledge."
Could have killed bill with veto
On allowing Shelby County's schools merger commission to finish work before allowing any new merger legislation.
Ghost voting in Tenn., not D.C.
Says in U.S. Congress, members "don’t even have to be on the floor for debates or votes."
Flinn attended or sent regrets
Says George Flinn has been a "no show" at scheduled "forums."
Shifts blame to schools
"We will not ask for a tax increase to run city government."
Statutory rate? Yes. But different story for effective rate.
"The United States already has the highest corporate tax rate in the world."
It’s no myth
"Nobody is leaving Memphis. That's a myth."
Southeast, not nation
"Personal income is growing faster in Tennessee on average than any other state in the country."
"Congress as a whole is less popular than it’s been since polling was invented."
UPDATE: Labor Department withdraws rules
"This rule could prevent children under 18 from using such tools as a power screwdriver, a milking machine or something as simple as a wheelbarrow on the family farm . . . "
No evidence to support claim
Says abortion doctors are "flying into this state, performing abortions and flying out."
Keeps getting older
"The average age of members of the House of Representatives is 57 years old."
Yes, but other factors play larger role
Adding ethanol to gas "raises food costs."
Patients, doctors still make decisions
Says President Obama and his allies in Congress gave "power" to control Medicare patients’ health care decisions to "a commission of 15 unelected bureaucrats in Washington."
Many more than “a few” years remain in reserves
"Right now we have sufficient reserves to take care of Tennessee's lottery scholarship students for a few years more."
UPDATE: Different wording, different ruling. But Foundation's map is still misleading.
Says Tennessee has some of the lowest beer excise tax rates in the country.
Employment up but can't credit Jobs4TN plan
"In 2011, there were more than 28,000 new Tennessee jobs created and over $4 billion in capital investment. Our Jobs4TN plan is working."
He was against FedEx provision before he was for it
Says that Rick Santorum "voted for the unions over FedEx."
A real howler
Says the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency brought coyotes into the state "to try to keep the deer population down."
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