Phil Bredesen, in a campaign commercial, carefully refutes the claim he raised sales and gas taxes. But he’s obviously been trained in Clinton-speak as he only denies raising sales and gas taxes.
Here’s a message Phil probably would not approve: he did raise taxes on cigarettes in 2007, HMOs in 2009 and in true politician form he “closed loopholes” in taxes on businesses twice that generated a whopping a $724 million in additional taxes. Then he raised unemployment taxes generating another $240 million. You might hear Patti Page as Phil waltzes around the tax issue, but you won’t hear what taxes he really increased in his application to become your senator.
As was cited in a recent post in this forum by Gerald Presley, Bredesen shifted funds out of the Transportation Department to pay for an ever ballooning TennCare. You won’t hear about that in his expensive commercials. And as I previously pointed out, to also cover TennCare costs, Phil failed to make any funding improvements to higher learning. This placed an even greater financial strain on already burdened college students. Policies like this set up college students for the Democrat Socialists’ grand promises to pay off their loans and give new students free college. See how politics works for old Phil and his party and oh yeah, he never raised sales or gas taxes. He didn’t need to.
Another commercial has Phil, sitting on a front porch appearing to reassure us, speaking like a wise old great-grandfather. But when he says, “if President Trump proposes something that is good for Tennessee, I’ll support it,” ask yourself: is this just more Clinton-speak in a rustic package?
I guess it all depends on your definition of what is....is.