Alexander: "Agreement Rescues 99 Percent Of Americans From Tax Increases"

Says Medicare Fiscal Cliff Has To Be Dealt With

Tuesday, January 01, 2013
WASHINGTON – Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tn.) released the following statement on his vote Monday night in favor of the agreement to avert the "fiscal cliff":

"This agreement rescues 99 percent of Americans from individual and estate tax increases in 2013, and then makes these lower rates permanent, providing certainty and creating jobs.

"But the Medicare fiscal cliff is still ahead of us, which is why Senator Corker and I have a proposal to deal with the out-of-control spending that will soon bankrupt the programs seniors rely on to pay their medical bills.

"If we don't deal with this during the debt ceiling debate, we are on the road to becoming Greece."


Two Men Arrested For Burglary At A Hixson Pike Pharmacy

Police arrested two suspects after a Sunday burglary of a Hixson Pike pharmacy resulted in over $1,000 of medication being stolen. After the store's alarm went off, police arrived at the scene, where they observed glass breakage.  An eyewitness said he saw a man run from the business into a gold Oldsmobile sedan. He said the vehicle then fled down Azalean Drive.   ... (click for more)

McCray Arrested After Attacking Man And Woman On Wilcox Boulevard

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Why So Much For A Rail Study?

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Roy Exum: I’m Certainly No Expert

Sometime on Monday night, after I had written a piece on getting swatted with a switch as a kid, I got an email from ESPN Canada asking if I would be a televised guest on “Off the Record,” the most watched daily sports show in Canada. The subject: corporal punishment in America. Are you kidding me? I am hardly an expert. All weekend my world of sports and its excitement was warped ... (click for more)

Lookouts and Minnesota Twins Sign 4-Year Agreement

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Hixson Claims Top Spot In 6-AA With Win At Central

Hixson and Central entered their volleyball match on Tuesday tied for first place in District 6-AA as both were unbeaten in three matches. The Lady Wildcats have that top spot all to themselves after pinning a 3-1 defeat on the Lady Pounders in a match held at Brown Middle School's Carole Wilson Gymnasium. Hixson won the first set with ease by a score of 25-12 before winning ... (click for more)