Blog Archives - Political Watch: Month In Review
 
As many state governments begin to see their budgets tighten, some are ending the practice of government-employee unions being able to use collective bargaining for their members. We've seen this happen in Wisconsin and now in Tennessee. Some believe that this ability has caused our current financial crisis; others believe that it is the polticians who made all these promises about employee benefits and pay. What do you think?
 
In the February commission meeting, Blount County commissioners ignored, once again, the citizen warnings and voted to re-finance Blount County's debt. This is a financial mess that these "fiscal conservatives" got us in and so far they seem to refuse to do anything about it. Every month there have been spending increases. So much for their campaign promises.
 
We are now being told that maybe we've been getting too much fluoride. The Tennessee State Health Department has issued a statement that, "...we believe it wise to suspend promotion of fluoridation by our State employees." It's a good thing they decided this. It's not like we haven't been telling them...