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Claims credit for food tax reductions that "previous Democrat regimes refused to make."

Says U.S. Rep. Stephen Fincher "breaks earmark pledge."

On allowing Shelby County's schools merger commission to finish work before allowing any new merger legislation.

Says in U.S. Congress, members "don’t even have to be on the floor for debates or votes."

Says George Flinn has been a "no show" at scheduled "forums."

"We will not ask for a tax increase to run city government."

"The United States already has the highest corporate tax rate in the world."

"Nobody is leaving Memphis. That's a myth."

"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."

"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 . . . "

Says abortion doctors are "flying into this state, performing abortions and flying out."

"The average age of members of the House of Representatives is 57 years old."

Adding ethanol to gas "raises food costs."

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."

"Right now we have sufficient reserves to take care of Tennessee's lottery scholarship students for a few years more."

Says Tennessee has some of the lowest beer excise tax rates in the country.

"In 2011, there were more than 28,000 new Tennessee jobs created and over $4 billion in capital investment. Our Jobs4TN plan is working."

Says that Rick Santorum "voted for the unions over FedEx."

Says the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency brought coyotes into the state "to try to keep the deer population down."

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