Saturday, February 28, 2015

You Write a Letter Opposing $300 Million in Incentives for the Company That Writes Your Paycheck... You are an Idiot

This employee got suspended. I would have terminated him. He certainly misrepresents what the UAW vote meant and a number of other things but simply put, you do not undermine your company's goals and stay employed.

Friday, February 27, 2015

CPI Buzz for 2-27-15

 Crockett Policy Institute Buzz

FCC overrules state laws to help cities build out municipal broadband

Release Tennessee legislator health plan records

As legislators eye VW subsidies, Ramsey says Saturn subsidies may have been a mistake

Rep. Sheila Butt Says We Need an NAAWP

Friday, February 20, 2015

Legislature Voted Down "Government Healthcare" Refuse to Release Information On Its Own Government Healthcare Plas

The Crockett Policy Institute Buzz for 2-20-15


Agencies scrap over releasing lawmaker health plan info

In Medical Marijuana Push, Tennessee Democrats Hope To Find Republican Allies

Kyle Veazey On Politics: Has Brian Kelsey made an enemy of the Greater Memphis Chamber?

Friday, February 13, 2015

Buzz For Friday the Thirteenth 2015 in Which Ron Ramsey Tells a Whopper

Ramsey says he gave Insure Tennessee a fighting chance

Insure Tennessee Fails to Win Sound Bite Test

Democrats file bills/resolutions to revive Insure TN

Is this the year school vouchers win legislative approval? McCormick thinks so

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Darwin Day Crockett Buzz

 Insure Tennessee deserves a do-over

Federal judge finds Jimmy Haslam, Pilot Flying J 'plausibly' knew of alleged fuel rebate fraud

Bruce VanWyngarden: The Republican Rift

Health Plan Not Dead?

Business groups say they're marching forward

Monday, February 9, 2015

TN Legislature Voted Against Majority of Tennesseans on Insure TN CPI Buzz 2-9-15

Committee disregards the truth on Insure Tenn.

Mistrust, disinformation, lack of legislative leadership, outside groups sank governor's health plan

Lawmakers take Tennessee backwards with Insure TN vote

Friday, February 6, 2015

GOP Infighting and confusion follows Insure TN Defeat...CPI Buzz 2-6-15

Lawmakers Spar Over Their Own Taxpayer-Provided Health Coverage

Defeat Of Insure Tenn. Leaves Haslam Frustrated, Embarrassed

Shelby mayor: Defeat of Insure TN may mean 10% property tax increase

Corker for president? 11% of Tennesseans think that’s a good idea, 41% don’t

Insure Tennessee: Failure by Politics and Procedure

Thursday, February 5, 2015

CEO's Call For Elimininating Greenhouse Emissions by 2050, Scott Walker Fears Health Effects of Windmills

 You learn some really strange things in the morning energy report:

Falling oil prices have caused price increases in the cost of condoms in Venezuela.

Wisconsin Gov Walker cut $300 million from the schools budget, allocated money to study the health problems associated with windmills...Caused by "tilting" I suppose.

Tightening manufacturing requirements for wood stoves and furnaces will save roughly $4 - 7 billion annually and prevent hundreds of premature deaths.  Montana Senator Steve Daines says this is a short sighted regulatory overreach. I suppose he thinks killing a few hundred people a year is just part of the price of making money.

An ethanol freight train in Iowa is on fire.

Sometimes I feel like I am a passenger on an out of control clown car.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Buzz for 2-3-15

Haslam Appeals To Faith in Final Insure Tennessee Pitch

FCC Chair says agency will nix state laws that block broadband

FCC will seek heavier regulation of the Internet

AP story on Haslam’s Insure TN speech

Monday, February 2, 2015

The Buzz for Groundhog Day 2015



Cohen Pushes for Student Loan Bankruptcy Protection

Rural hospitals at risk of closing if Insure TN fails

Koch brothers/charter school nightmare: “White kids get to go to a school with a Montessori approach while children of color get eye control”

Insure Tennessee would close gaps for veterans