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.

April Eidson

aprile@comcast.net


Send Your Opinions To Chattanoogan.com

We welcome your opinions at Chattanoogan.com. Email to news@chattanoogan.com . We require your real first and last name and contact information. There is no word limit, but if your article is too long you may lose your reader. Please focus more on issues than personal attacks. (click for more)

David Carroll: How About A Little Help For Officer Mark Garner?

I hope there’s someone in your life that you can say this about: “If I was stranded on the side of the road with an empty tank, I could call (enter name here) and he’d be here in no time!” Mark Garner is that person for me. I met Mark more than 20 years ago, in his early days as a DARE officer.  DARE stands for Drug Abuse Resistance Education, and has been in many schools ... (click for more)

Deonta Banks, 23, Shot On Wilcox Boulevard Early Sunday Morning

Deonta Banks, 23, was shot early Sunday morning on Wilcox Boulevard. At approximately  3 a.m.  the Chattanooga Police Department responded to shots fired at 3232 Wilcox Boulevard.  Upon arrival, Chattanooga police located a single victim, Deonta Banks, suffering from a non-life threatening gunshot wound. He  was transported to a local hospital for treatment. ... (click for more)

Man Stabbed In Domestic Dispute On Sunrise Lane Saturday Morning

A man was stabbed Saturday morning on Sunrise Lane.   At approximately  11:41  a.m., the Chattanooga Police Department responded to a reported stabbing at 309 Sunrise Lane.  Officers located a 45-year-old black male suffering from a non-life threatening stab wound. The victim was transported to a local hospital for his injury.   The ... (click for more)

Notre Dame Earns State Duals Berth With 45-33 Win

The Notre Dame wrestling team is peaking at the right time. It's been an up and down season for the Fighting Irish and for the first time all year, they have a full lineup. And now they can start making plans for next weekend's State Duals in Franklin after beating East Ridge for the second time in three days. The Irish beat East Ridge by eight points on Thursday night ... (click for more)

McCurdy's Clutch 3 Leads Bears Past Blue Raiders, 65-62

CLEVELAND, Tenn. – First place in District 5-AAA was up for grabs Saturday when bitter rivals  Cleveland and Bradley Central – both boys and girls – squared off at Jim Smiddy Arena. The Bearettes seized it. The Bears scrambled atop the standings as well. Bradley Central, scoring eight points in the final 35.9 seconds, including Bradley McCurdy clutch 3-pointer, ... (click for more)