The Fix Is In For Chattanooga Mayor - And Response

Monday, December 17, 2012

For anyone that questioned if the power elite control the media in Chattanooga, it should be clear now.  Our local paper views Mr. Berke as the only viable candidate for mayor, discounting any other potential candidate.  They have refused to give more than the slightest attention to the only person who was qualified to run until just the other day:  Guy Satterfield.   

I met Mr. Satterfield.  I talked to him.  This man worked for the city for over 30 years.  He can tell you with firsthand knowledge who, where and how the taxpayers have been robbed by the people put into office by a small power group in Chattanooga.  This is a man that knows what is wrong and how to fix it.  

But, the big money power people in town are going to make sure they get another bought and paid for politician into office so they can keep the big money deals going.  Just look at the names and money that were right there from the start of Mr. Berke's campaign.   

The local media will ignore anyone but Mr. Berke.  There will be signs everywhere with Mr. Berke's name.  There will be ads promoting Mr. Berke.  Mr. Berke will be our next mayor.  And, we will keep getting what we have been getting, increased taxes and bloated spending.  Just like the federal government, we elected the same people that wouldn't fix our fiscal problems before the election and actually expected something would change?  

I'm going to vote for the man that knows what needs to be fixed in our city even though he will not have the resources to compete and likely lose.  Because it is the right thing to do.

Jenny Moore

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I agree with Ms. Moore.  Guy Satterfield is who we need to fix this city.  I plan to vote for him as well.  

His original post here outlining his views when he announced his candidacy told me that he knows precisely where the problems are that need to be fixed and how to unite the populace in moving forward to fix them with common sense and an eye on his budget.  

Wouldn't it be news for the nation if Chattanooga could elect Mr. Satterfield without his having to rely on big money to get elected and still have his bank account in tact after the fact.  

Charlotte Parton


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