You know someone doesn’t get it when…

they say the community needs to do more after a 22% increase in the local option sales tax and a 16% increase in the property tax.  How much more do the people of this community need to do?

Apparently Tom Stinnett isn’t looking at the economic health of the community.

Under the proposed plan, county employees can still keep the $25 monthly plan.  In fact, the employees can continue paying the same premiums for all of the plans as they currently pay now.  Deductibles will be raised but the employees will still have the low costs options available.  A $25 health care plan is still a bargain, even with an increased deductible.

6 thoughts on “You know someone doesn’t get it when…

  1. Now that the freshly enriched Blount BOE has enough funding for STEM’ing our kids; I can’t wait to see our young ‘uns start learning the skills needed to work at the new Dollar Generals, Wal-Marts, Sam’s Club, & local Banks springing up around towne.

  2. I hope at least they learn to count money. Most of the kids around the fast food places couldn’t make change for $5 if their live depended on it. Taxpayers are paying for an educational system that is failing the students. The state requires a certain percentage of students to be advanced to the next grade regardless of their ability to perform the work.

  3. “I hope at least they learn to count money. Most of the kids around the fast food places couldn’t make change for $5 if their live depended on it. Taxpayers are paying for an educational system that is failing the students.”

    That’s the truth. I had a friend complain to me about a recent William Blount High School graduate having to get the manager at Sonic to help her count the change to give to him.

    “The state requires a certain percentage of students to be advanced to the next grade regardless of their ability to perform the work.”

    Please tell me where I can read more about that.

    Libruhl what have you got against Bryan Daniel’s recruitment skills? The IDB just got more money to bring in more can’t-keep-up-with-the-rate-of-inflation jobs.

    • “… what have you got against Bryan Daniel’s recruitment skills? The IDB just got more money to bring in more can’t-keep-up-with-the-rate-of-inflation jobs …”

      Spot On, restorefreedom (RF)! Kinda full circle when the far right lock hands with the far right–reckon? Greece & Blount county (places that depend primarily on tourist dollars) want to provide the same services and resources that Germany, Knox, & Hamilton county (place that generate huge amounts of Industrial & Manufacturing dollars) provide for their citizenry. Unfortunately, if you dig into the numbers, it just ain’t possible …

      Will we learn and finally figure out that low end commercial jobs will never provide the tax base & resources required to provide the same services that industrial communities do? No. No, we won’t. We will keep recycling the same politicians, & the grass roots orgs will never build enough cohesion to overthrow the GOB’s, ever—cynically speaking, i.e.

  4. The state requirement on advancement and graduation rates can be obtained from the Director of Schools. It is a stupid requirement but the school systems make sure they meet the requirements in order to keep from getting penalized by the state. We are graduating a bunch of dummies that cannot hold a job that requires thinking and learning.

  5. “Unfortunately, if you dig into the numbers, it just ain’t possible …”

    Yeap, so the GOB’s dug into the wallets of the taxpayers again. They don’t care though… Bryan Daniels and the Mayor will keep cutting ribbons at banks. The Sheriff will be paid above the state minimum, an amount that is about what several of his employees make in an entire year. Phyllis Crisp’s daughter will be well paid for a department projected to lose money. Double dipping Denny will still be well paid. A former Mayor’s daughter will still get a county vehicle. The list goes on and on.

    Mean while, the people will be searching for jobs at banks and Chinamarts and we will see if the Mayor and Daniels bring a business in here that will only come if the EPA gives them a pass on air pollution equipment. Maybe if we allow businesses to pollute the air, they can attract some jobs that pay at-the-rate-of-inflation. They will be able to proudly promote the Smoky Mountains then.

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