Friday, June 10, 2011

Not for thee PP


It is official. Within the next 60 days Planned Parenthood will no longer receive taxpayer dollars anywhere in Tennessee.

Big kudos go out to Governor Bill Haslam and Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey who brought pressure on the two local health departments (Davidson and Shelby) to use all their title X funds in house and not put any out for outside providers.

I would be remiss if I did not mention how we would not be here today without the help of a lot of people who brought the pressure and kept it up until it got done.

Brian Harris and Tennessee Right To Life have been out front and vocal in their desire to defund Planned Parenthood.

Not later.

Now.

David Oatney brought the heat and kept the story going when others thought it was a dead issue. Kudos also go out to Ken Morrerro who kept the torch burning and dug deep to keep the issue fresh. These three people encouraged people to make the calls and send the E mails until it got done.

Good Job. Extra feathers go in the hats of these people.

Least we forget, thanks to all the people who called, sent e mails and Facebooked about this issue. Robbin Smith, Steve Gill, Tony Shipley You guys also deserve an extra tip of the hat for all your rabble rousing. As has often been said it is a dedicated group of people who get good things done.

You did it!

6 comments:

  1. That is venerable leadership.

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  2. still want the name of the legislator who created this mess- he should not be protected and his conniving ways allowed to go unpunished.

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  3. ...And all God's people say Amen

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  4. It doesn't look like it matters who leads to me. Why is the Republican Party protecting the "secret senator"? At least Kent Williams lied to our faces.

    Elected representatives are choosing their party over the constituents and the rule of law.

    George Washington was right. "...the common and continual mischiefs of the spirit of party are sufficient to make it the interest and duty of a wise people to discourage and restrain it."

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  5. Haslam should reel in those fat pay increases he gave his new staff. Even campaign flunkies are starting out at $45,000-more than experienced state workers. Plus, those staff and the commissioners were get a 1.6 pay raise in July. I wish I was one of the Haslam chosen few.

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  6. Yahoo!! Does a little happy dance.

    And I'm glad to hear the good word about Ron Ramsay. I thought he maybe was one of those who was more part of the problem, than not. Good to hear otherwise.

    Tennwriter

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