This is the brainchild of freedom-loving Franklin Rep. Glen Casada, who swears the Repealer will finally succeed in getting the guvmint off our backs by cutting red tape and ridding Tennessee of unnecessary laws. That’s something Gov. Bill Haslam also promised to do, you might recall, but after a yearlong top-to-bottom review of state government, he confessed he couldn’t find any red tape to cut.
The first lucky official to hold the Repealer position—who is certain to rise from the legion of this state’s glad-handing Republican hacks—will make $75,000 a year and rely on existing staff to help root out red tape.
“The net result of this bill will be a state government that’s smaller and very lean and efficient,” says Casada, who probably is hoping to hire his brother-in-law or second cousin for the job. Jim Gotto is said to be interested in applying.