Press Release from the Tennessee Republican Party, April 12, 2011:
NASHVILLE, TN – Yesterday, a group of top Democrats again attempted to portray themselves as experts on economic growth, even after years of proposing job-killing legislation that has been consistently rejected by groups such as the Chamber of Commerce and, more recently, voters across Tennessee.
“The Democrats keep rolling out this dog and pony show, and the fact that they are lecturing on job creation and economic growth is a joke,” said Tennessee Republican Party Chairman Chris Devaney.
“Their record includes a litany of job-killing bills which is driven by the misguided-Obama philosophy of throwing around taxpayer money as a stimulus to create jobs. The Democrats’ plan has consistently created an obstacle to investment by the private sector,” continued Devaney.
“Governor Haslam’s top priority is, and always has been, creating an environment for economic growth, not simply throwing money and rogue legislation at the problem. This is accomplished by ensuring that we keep taxes low, invest in our schools to create a well-educated workforce, and pass much-needed tort reform in our state,” said Devaney.