No Way To Fight Poverty

Friday, February 1, 2013

The notion that Missy Crutchfield expended local property and sales tax dollars in the amount of $33,000 on Gandhi’s grandson is absurd.

I am certain the public has had enough of this “let the poor eat cake” from the Crutchfield tax entitlement and six-figure salary waste program. “Connecting Dots” simply equates to running Be Magazine, LLC out of city offices, and treating Gandhi’s grandson with property tax dollars extracted from people teetering on poverty.

Chattanooga has a poverty rate of 30 percent. Let’s get a handle on what that really means for Missy Crutchfield, who is accustomed to wasteful pursuits with public money. According to census data, 30 people out of 100 live in poverty, meal to meal. So, the people in poverty are really not interested in Crutchfield’s dot connecting, or Gandhi’s grandson, who spent little time with his grandfather.

Commissioner Tim Boyd and the Hamilton County Commission should be absolutely ashamed for giving $33,000 in Hamilton County taxpayer revenue to ship Gandhi’s grandson to Chattanooga.

Again, let’s get a handle on who these cronies are taking from to give to Gandhi’s grandson. Chattanooga has a poverty rate of 30 percent, and Commissioner Boyd and Missy Crutchfield spent $33,000 to ship Gandhi’s grandson to tell minorities to stop being violent. Both are absurd. $33,000 to the food bank would have benefited the fight against violence much more.

The EAC money pit and Commissioner Boyd disrespected the rock stars of civil rights that we have in our own back yard. The notion they had to go to India to find greatness in peace and civil rights is pure hogwash.

If we learned anything from civil rights, we learned that the minority community understands that financial government predators and political hacks will leverage political and personal pursuits on the backs of their dire circumstances. That is precisely what has occurred.

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