Dr. Danielle Mitchell Hears Us On The Economy

Monday, September 10, 2018

The current administration in Washington is fond of saying how well the economy is doing. But is it really? Tax cuts that were supposed to put more money in the pockets of average citizens have instead increased the riches of the wealthiest Americans. The rest of us have seen overall price increases in food, gas, housing, and other daily expenses. The federal minimum wage has not seen an increase since 2009, almost 10 years ago. People in minimum-wage jobs have to work two, even three or more, jobs just to provide basic necessities for their families. Affordable housing is difficult to come by, particularly here in the Chattanooga area. It’s no wonder Tennessee ranks first in the country in bankruptcy filings.

But we can help change this by putting the right person in office. Dr. Danielle Mitchell, the Democratic candidate for Congress in Tennessee’s 3rd Congressional District, is a small business owner herself. She comes from a background of poverty and knows the value of hard work. She believes in paying a fair, livable wage that helps raise people up instead of keeping them held down. She supports quality education to help improve the chances of getting and keeping good-paying jobs. She is a strong advocate for local businesses rather than big corporations, and wants to bring the message of breaking the cycle of financial hardship that puts the burden of growing the economy on the working class so the wealthiest reap the benefits. The most vulnerable among us – children, the disabled, the elderly – are the ones who stand to suffer most, and Republicans in power seem to be okay with this kind of policy. Your current Congressman, Chuck Fleischmann, has been silent on these issues, showing his support for the administration’s policy with his silence.

We deserve better than this. We deserve someone who will listen to our concerns and fight for us in Washington. We are hard-working citizens of the 3rd District; let’s put Dr. Danielle Mitchell in office to be that voice for us. After years of silence, we need to be heard.

Kathy Lutes Ebel


Roy Exum: Our Pets’ Tails Wag

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As one who has tended to a dog since the age of four, and has slept beside at least one four-legged critter almost every night since, it was with unabashed joy I learned a new $13 million animal ... (click for more)

RE: County Putting $10 Million Toward New Shelter For Humane Education Society When I saw this article my heart jumped. Over my lifetime I have provided a forever home to many shelter pets. ... (click for more)

Once again, my county commissioner, Tim Boyd, has shown his ignorance, lack of understanding of reality, and blatant lack of compassion. I am embarrassed by his words and his behavior. I applaud ... (click for more)


Opinion

Roy Exum: Our Pets’ Tails Wag

As one who has tended to a dog since the age of four, and has slept beside at least one four-legged critter almost every night since, it was with unabashed joy I learned a new $13 million animal shelter for the Humane Education Society will be built in Hamilton County. The current facility on North Highland Park Avenue hasn’t been “humane” since my grandfather was an infant and, ... (click for more)

HES Needs A New Shelter

RE: County Putting $10 Million Toward New Shelter For Humane Education Society When I saw this article my heart jumped. Over my lifetime I have provided a forever home to many shelter pets. The pet we have now is from the HES. The facility in some areas looks almost like what you would expect in a third world country. The HES seems to have done everything possible over the ... (click for more)

Breaking News

County Putting $10 Million Toward New Shelter For Humane Educational Society

County officials are committing $10 million toward a new shelter for the Humane Educational Society (HES). Only Commissioner Tim Boyd spoke against the allocation at a commission meeting on Wednesday. He said a more urgent need was a $5 million training center for police, fire and emergency workers. County Finance Director Albert Kiser said the county came up with a total ... (click for more)

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Sports

Chattanooga's Jordan Leen Hall Of Fame Inductee

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