"If Rep. Carr 'inadvertently' made over $18,000 in bogus expense requests, it's hard to believe he then 'inadvertently' signed for the checks and 'inadvertently' drove himself to the bank to 'inadvertently' deposit the taxpayers' money in his personal bank account," said RCDP Chairman Jonathon Fagan. "Rep. Carr can easily fix this mess by coming clean and returning that money to the taxpayers."
In the last legislative session, Rep. Carr pushed legislation demanding Gov. Bredesen deny his own constituent unemployment benefits (HJR - 0150). His efforts thankfully failed, while at the same time Rep. Carr was stuffing his bank account with thousands of dollars of his own private stimulus checks compliments of the very taxpayers who now find themselves without a job.
"Rep. Carr represents the brand of Republican that America sent packing to the hills in 2008 after plundering record surpluses of the Clinton years through historic record deficit spending. Unfortunately the hills they fled to are right here in Tennessee," Fagan said. "And in 2010, it's time Tennesseans finish the job and rid our state and our country from these tax and spend Republicans. It's time to move Tennessee forward."