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Re: “The Rev. T.J. Graham, Nashville's king of shock radio, dies at 50

He was an instigating racist who always wanted something for nothing.

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Posted by The White Shadow on 12/25/2014 at 6:06 PM

Re: “Payday lenders take from the poor — and give to Tennessee candidates and lawmakers

We have banks all over; we bailed them out only to allow them to continue undeserving the people who are forced to use predatory payday lenders. We bailed the banks out only to get more of the same. The bail out should have included inclusion to banking for those who struggle financially; at least make them offer checking accounts...

Posted by CR Liberty on 12/24/2014 at 1:48 PM

Re: “Kevin Rosier — retired MMA fighter and bodyguard

Tammy Rosier where are you now and all of you who claim to know him and like him, where are y'all now???? I have been Kevin's nurse for over a year in Murfreesboro. Not one of his kids, brother, sister, or friends have visited him or called him. All Kevin wants is to see and spend time with his children which he isn't allowed to. Hey Tammy, brother the person who is so proud, why don't you visit your brother or any of the other people who claim to friend him. Kevin would love nothing more than to have people who love him and know him truly be in his corner and just spend some time with him. It breaks my heart to see him on a daily basis so lonely when he was so well known in the industry. So I ask, where are you all know?????

Posted by Kevin's nurse on 12/19/2014 at 9:41 PM

Re: “Gov. Haslam makes his pitch for Medicaid expansion — and his timing couldn't be better

It's all about "the numbers".
Don't you wonder a little, WHY politicians seem to be so enthusiastic about "Medicaid"?

It's because with Medicaid, the numbers work.

They can claim that they're spending far less than they actually will because Medicaid is nearly "cost neutral" on paper.

One of more insidious ways they create this illusion is to have any costs that may be incurred by the recipient PAID BACK when you die.

Even though they KNOW that most people who qualify for Medicaid will never have enough wealth to recoup all the costs they incurred while using their Medicaid from their estates, they can PRETEND that they will, on paper.

Meanwhile... unknowing people gleefully sign up for "free" Medicaid and die never knowing that they've condemned their heirs to a visit from the IRS demanding THEIR CUT of the estate to re-pay all those Medicaid costs.

I'm sure the initial purpose was to make sure that someone who hit a million dollar lottery jackpot didn't get "free" Health Care but that is NOT how the rules are written currently.

Medicaid is a "loan"... not a "GRANT"!

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Posted by Pearl Alquilres on 12/19/2014 at 2:44 PM

Re: “The state's new infusion law — and the TABC's application of it — is chafing some craft cocktail makers

New York City has the Five Mafia families. Tennessee has the liquor wholesalers. Other than better Italian food for the Godfathers, there isn't much difference.

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Mark Rogers on 12/13/2014 at 10:18 AM

Re: “The state GOP takes aim at the Hall Income Tax — let the prosperous prosper!

Since the Hall Tax is where wealthy Republican enclaves like Oak Hill, Forest Hills and Belle Meade get a sizable chunk of their budgets, this seems especially stupid. I almost hope they DO repeal the whole thing, it will be hilarious to see these spoiled citizens figure out which services they can live without. Look at what happened in Oak Hill over the past year...

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Posted by Southern Beale on 12/13/2014 at 9:03 AM
Posted by Southern Beale on 12/13/2014 at 9:00 AM

Re: “After asking two candidates not to get in the mayor's race, Bill Freeman sets a deadline for his own decision

If you like having a Bloomberg + as your Mayor, David might be your man. We have had more than enough spending and NY style governing under our current Mayor, we certainly don't need 4 more yrs of this and more. The city does consist of people and geography outside the 440 boundaries.

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Posted by NeverFear on 12/13/2014 at 8:12 AM

Re: “The state GOP takes aim at the Hall Income Tax — let the prosperous prosper!

As this push by only a few in the Legislature to repeal totally the Hall Income tax, we have that great Conservative Senate Leader pushing for an addition to the State Tax on Gasoline.
Gasoline pricing and tax on same is well known to hit the pocketbooks of the working class of the lowest paid workers the hardest, and especially those that have to commute to for their low pay. The current drop in gasoline pricing is a short term effect, but any added taxes will be forever and ever, as we all know. Republicans can't pretend to be low tax on one group but
tax the heck out of others, which is just what they did under Breedesen.

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Posted by NeverFear on 12/13/2014 at 8:04 AM

Re: “The state GOP takes aim at the Hall Income Tax — let the prosperous prosper!

Stay classy republicans. Supply-side economics has led to the highest uneven distribution of wealth in the developed world, high income inequality, stagnate wages, high incarceration rate, and the shrinking of the middle class. You can blame social welfare and yes it needs to be fixed, but corporate welfare is much worse. Deregulating the financial institution to benefit the few is called gambling. Neoliberalism/shareholder value/corporate welfare does nothing for Americans. It's led up Citizens United and the complete erosion of your vote.

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Posted by Aaron Lindgren on 12/12/2014 at 9:56 PM

Re: “After asking two candidates not to get in the mayor's race, Bill Freeman sets a deadline for his own decision

Not to mention the truly horrific prospect of Chip Forrester as the Mayor's Chief of Staff.

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Posted by Perry Aubric on 12/12/2014 at 3:57 PM

Re: “After asking two candidates not to get in the mayor's race, Bill Freeman sets a deadline for his own decision

If this guy is Mayor, we can kiss goodbye to anything but wholesale selling off of our city to commercial real estate interests. I for one would welcome nearly anyone else in his place.

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Posted by Ghost of James Robertson on 12/12/2014 at 12:34 PM

Re: “The state GOP takes aim at the Hall Income Tax — let the prosperous prosper!

Get a grip. The Hall Tax doesn't tax your savings; it taxes the earnings on your savings. And it only taxes it 6%, and even at that, only the portion over a threshold that that results in no tax liability for 90%+ of Tennessee households.

It's interesting that you note your ability to save, but then imply that a reduced return on on your investments may cause you to end up on Medicaid. I guess you plan on losing your ability to live within or below your means in old age!

Of course, if that is the case, you should probably put your savings in a Tennessee or federally chartered bank, the interest from which is excluded from the Hall Tax.

You did know that, right?

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Posted by Myles on 12/12/2014 at 10:50 AM

Re: “The state GOP takes aim at the Hall Income Tax — let the prosperous prosper!

I am rich (in the things that matter) and a job creator (my own) but I pay the Hall Tax because when I was young, rather than choosing to be foolish, I chose to save my money.

Saving money wasn't easy when my earnings (when I received them, which, when others controlled the purse strings, didn't always happen) were half what my male counterparts commanded (making my social security benefits, at a time when it will make the most financial sense to claim them, embarrassing low), I quickly calculated that if I made the necessary sacrifices in the short run (which seemed interminably long) I could benefit from the value of compound interest.

I was fortunate enough to come of age at a time when any disciplined, self-starter with a college education, who was lucky enough to be unencumbered, could become self-sufficient.

It still can be done today. It's just appreciably more difficult to do so.

While an extra six per cent boost won't bridge the gap between self-sufficiency and wealth, not having to pay the savers'-penalizing Hall Tax might mean the difference between financial independence in my old(er) age and spinning down what will be my fixed income (at the point where I can no longer work) to the point where, my savings exhausted, I will presumably be free of the Hall tax, if it is still on the books, and become Medicaid-eligible.

To those who think that is a desirable outcome, may it be the sweat of your brow that subsidizes my Medicaid.

Stacy Harris
Publisher/Executive Editor/Media Critic
Stacy's Music Row Report

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Posted by Stacy Harris on 12/11/2014 at 9:09 PM

Re: “The state's new infusion law — and the TABC's application of it — is chafing some craft cocktail makers

Lipman Bros doesn't have enough money yet?! Holy crap guys, enough with this obvious corruption! Things like this make me embarrassed to live here sometimes.

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Posted by Derek Cohen on 12/11/2014 at 8:54 PM
Posted by Perry Aubric on 12/11/2014 at 7:24 PM

Re: “After asking two candidates not to get in the mayor's race, Bill Freeman sets a deadline for his own decision

How is this not a campaign ethics/finance violation?

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Posted by AboveTheLaw on 12/11/2014 at 10:37 AM

Re: “A mayoral candidate questions the city's Bridgestone arrangement — but it may be a done deal

After all is said and the project in the bag, then they throw in the parking arrangement on favorable terms which was never mentioned until enough council members had signed on to the proposal.
Just another one of those-as Usual's.

Posted by NeverFear on 12/10/2014 at 11:33 AM

Re: “Kevin Rosier — retired MMA fighter and bodyguard

FYI, one thing that still stands out in my mind in the short time I had the pleasure of knowing Kevin, is his love for his family and children. He talked about his children 24/7. He was trying to get back home to be in their lives. Proud, good man.

Posted by Lindy Welch Kruze on 12/06/2014 at 5:53 PM

Re: “What comes next after Obama's executive order for Nashville's undocumented immigrants?

Although it's amazing as to the amount of extra dollars required for teaching English or anything else to all these illegals, that cost is never mentioned in any articles on the problem by anyone especially the Educational Industry leaders, nor our good Mayor Bloomberg lite, Karl Dean.

Now, we have Sen. Alexander inviting the President down to
speak and give the city a pat on the back for being such an open city with our Welcome Mat and Taxpayer dollars available for all comers. It's good to be the King and the Puppets of the Chamber of Commerce are many in our state and city.

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Posted by NeverFear on 12/06/2014 at 9:30 AM

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