Tennessee Senate Candidates for Senator
Tennessee Candidates for Congress
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Lamar Alexander (R)
Tennessee Congress Candidates 2014
Phil Roe (R)
John "Jimmy" Duncan Jr. (R)
Chuck Fleischmann (R)
Scott DesJarlais (R)
Jim Cooper (D)
Diane Black (R)
Marsha Blackburn (R)
Stephen Fincher (R)
Steve Cohen (D)
Observations. The above reflects that Tennessee has many moderate congressman. They fall short of getting good grades of 90% or more. Bob Corker has been under a lot of scrutiny, due to his election this year, and has been politically smart by voting more conservative than usual.
CRIM FOR SENATE SUBMITS SOLUTIONS TO STOP SEQUESTRATION
Larry Crim for U.S. Senate (TN) says stopping $85 billion in “sequestration” cuts can be done by repealing foreign tax exemptions currently allowing multinational corporations to pay little to no income taxes, a reform which Crim states will result in more than $100 billion dollars annually. Crim says the tax reform measure would also create from 500,000 to 1 million new jobs in America as U.S. corporations return their now foreign tax sheltered operations back to America resulting in additional taxpayers into the system. “The jobs for Americans will follow the return of investments by American companies back to our country under this plan” said Larry Crim, a Tennessee Democrat seeking the U.S. Senate seat currently occupied by Republican Lamar Alexander.
The Tennessee Democrat says bringing jobs home is good for Americans personally and the economy as new jobs for Americans mean more consumer spending and new workers paying into the social security system as well as new income tax revenues into the federal government. Crim stated: “I believe that, economically, our first job is to help restore jobs...because more people working is good for Americans personally, stimulates consumer spending, creates new contributors to the social security system, and brings in revenues from new income earners.” Mr. Crim notes: “repealing the foreign tax dodges we've got in our tax law will go a long way toward bringing American companies and jobs home where workers and corporations will be working together for the good of our economy, government, and all Americans.”
Reasons Why Sequestration Looms
Crim added that the across the board budget cuts now looming under the sequestration procedure are caused by the simple fact that “the majority of people in Washington today can't, that is, won't work together”. “People would rather blame each other than resolve a problem” said Larry Crim. The budget cuts caused by the sequestration, continued Crim, “would cost us between 500,000 to 700,000 jobs in a short time, perhaps in as little as 6 months, and that is bad for the economy” said Crim.
Crim said in the long run “America needs tax reform which we have needed for fifty (50) years. We don't have to wait another decade for tax reform to start or to wait another day for elements of needed tax reform to begin” said Crim.
Yet, the Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate admits: “The tone in Washington this year does not look favorable" for common sense solutions like he's proposing. Crim predicts that when citizens begin to realize the costs of these mandatory cuts he believes Washington will be forced to address the real revenue based and unnecessary expenditure items behind the budgetary shortfall or else Crim says “many of the politicians currently in Washington will be replaced."
Larry Crim, who has filed his federal Statement of Candidacy as a Democrat from Tennessee seeking election to the U.S. Senate in 2014, is currently the only democratic candidate running for the U.S. Senate seat currently occupied by Republican Lamar Alexander of Tennessee.