Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Tennesseans ~ Alert ~ Republicans on the March !

Tennesseans Need to Know !

In Tennessee, the dog days of summer are providing plenty of heat for Tennessee Republicans just home from Washington. Their out-of-touch plans to end Medicare, raise taxes on more than 100,000,000 working and middle class Americans and give tax breaks for the rich and big corporations have drawn protests across the state.

Check out some of the coverage below:
Rep. Diane Black (R-TN06)
Protesters urge U.S. Rep. Diane Black to focus on jobs (Gannett)
A crowd of pickets marched and chanted Tuesday in front of U.S. Rep. Diane Black’s office, calling for more focus on jobs and less emphasis on social spending cuts. The protest, which numbered 20-25 people shortly after 4 p.m., was initiated by Tennessee Citizen Action, a public interest and consumer rights organization, but also was attended by local Democratic Party and union members.

Rep. Chuck Fleischmann (R-TN03)

Groups plan Fleischmann protest (Chattanooga Times Free-Press/Carroll)

U.S. Rep. Charles J. Fleischmann might regret his nickname today. Two nonprofit organizations are staging “The Trial of Chucky,” playing off the legendary “Child’s Play” movie villain of the same name and “charging” the Republican congressman with “murdering jobs, impersonating the working class and endangering the economy.”

Social justice group plans “trial” protest against Fleischmann (Nooga)

For the first time, members of Chattanooga Organized for Action are staging public protest against the voting record of Rep. Chuck Fleischmann. The demonstration, billed as “The Trial of Chucky,” is scheduled to take place outside the Chattanooga Convention Center on Wednesday morning, while Fleischmann attends a keynote meeting hosted by the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce that will feature a speech by Gov. Bill Haslam.

Chattanooga protest group finds Fleischmann guilty of job murder (Chattanooga Times Free Press/Cliff Hightower)

Chattanooga Organized for Action tried U.S. Rep. Charles “Chuck” Fleischmann today and found him guilty of murdering jobs. The advocacy group, about 30 strong, marched from the Chattanooga Convention Center to the federal building to give Fleischmann the verdict. Chattanooga Organized for Action, along with the Service Employees International Union, organized the protest, which coincided with Fleischmann and Gov. Bill Haslam speaking at the Convention Center.

Rep. Scott DesJarlais (R-TN04)

FACEBOOK: Rep. Scott Desjarlais Listening Session
Congressman DesJarlais will hold a public listening session at the White County Courthouse from 3:45-4:30pm CST as part of his "Listening to Tennessee" tour. He listens, we ask questions - about jobs, cuts to much-needed public services like Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security, fair revenue generation, and education.

Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN)

Union to focus on economy in protest at Corker's local office (Nashville City Paper/Williams)

Service Employees International Union Local 205, which represents many of Metro’s public workers, is helping organize a rally and protest outside U.S. Sen. Bob Coker’s Nashville office. Dubbed “Jobs Not Cuts,” the protest/rally is set for Thursday, Aug. 25, at 5:15 p.m. outside Corker’s 3322 West End Ave. office. According to an SEIU press release, the demonstration is “part of a growing number of protests against members of congress this month by Americans who are fed up with politicians who side with CEOs and Wall Street bankers over middle class families and have failed to create jobs.” The release says protests will be aimed at ending tax breaks and loopholes for CEOs, hedge fund managers and others, while calling for corporations to “pay their share of taxes.”

Editorial : The above mentioned Politicians are NOT for Middle Class Tennesseans ! Try to learn about your candidates, not just a (R) by their name. Republicans are not your Friends !

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