The press is Freedom Checks and Balances. When journalists are targeted, be concerned.
The IRS and DOJ are out of control.
NO LIBERAL, New York Times. Really, read.
Respectfully, Lib, Left or right, Hoover style file building by government against citizens for their political ideology is wrong every day of the week. The IRS admits to this activity. The fact it does not bother you, is an apathy problem on the left side that is dishonest protectionism of a corrupt government, that looks more and more like organized crime to me.
Are you also OK with the Department of Justice activities concerning journalists records? Feel free to insert your head in the sand, but I won't be joining you.
To marginalize the actions as "scandals" is absurd language for criminal activity of government. The IRS used taxpayer resources to file build against citizens based upon their political ideology, in the same manner as the old Hoover FBI file building for political purposes and outcomes. The actions of the IRS just cuts to the core of freedom. Crimes are not scandals. The IRS folks need to be criminally indicted for violations of the constitutional rights of citizens. Our political freedom should be protected at all costs, and when the IRS infringes on our freedom with illegal file building against citizens, they are the problem, not the people.
The "can do" model for the Chamber of Commerce is one of corporate welfare. The local Chamber's vision includes local taxpayers giving the Chamber corporate welfare of $1 million a year from city and county property and sales tax revenue, to fund top heavy $200K plus salaries, and sightseeing trips oversees under the color of commerce. It's all fun with other people's money.
The Chamber of Commerce is an umbrella of converting public resources to private corporate welfare. We pay taxes for infrastructure, and public services, and our local government gives our taxes to the Chamber of Commerce from the working poor, middle class, retired, and small business.
PILOTs, payments in lieu of taxes exempts the A list of Chamber membership from paying for services, that the rest of population retired, working, and small business must pay for these rich corporations.
The Chamber of Commerce has wealthy corporations as members that do not need $1 million a year from mandated property taxes from citizens.
Bottom line, Chattanooga has a poverty rate that has increased to 31 percent, and the corporate welfare koolaid is making Chattanooga more impoverished in the Chamber's economic principles of exempt all the largest corporations from property taxes.
Finally, Why do our elected officials give the Chamber $1 million a year in property taxes? Answer: Lobby, not real need. Corporate welfare is making Chattanooga poor, 31 of each 100 people in Chattanooga live in poverty, while the Chamber eats cake.
magneta, "dividing the city" oh you mean replacing all the city council members and outing pervasive bid corruption. Last time I checked the voters got rid of the inept council members. As for corruption, You can thank a network of watch groups for that.
Ms. Sohn has quoted me in her prior work, so yes I consider her a professional friend. So, grow up. I am happy to see our friend since the early 90's get promoted, and that is really none of your business Nickelodeon Liberal.
Have a great day, the sun is shinning. Thinking you may need more sunlight for your spirit.
jjmez your should not limit yourself to right or left, consider all perspectives.
Jjmez, Having my back, that is so funny. No one has my back. Another sexist underestimating women. I could care less who you are. you sound like someone bitter from the campaign trail or .......
I would match my reputation over both of you little girls hiding behind user names.
My post was directed to my friend gjuster,who is a real friend of mine. I could care less about cowards hiding behind user names.
I make no apologies for decades of civic work and having great friends.
jjmez I have known Pam since that early 90's when we crossed paths professionally, in the regulatory world and we all respected her. I have lots of liberal and conservative friends. You should limit not yourself to just right of left you cannot lean with just one perspective.
dirty file how funny, watch group posts everything, nothing is held back.
Yes, lots of conservatives like Pam. Are you suggesting we cannot>?