What would Democrats say if Republicans openly hoped and disparaged the nations economy to the bond rating agency in the hopes that the nations bond rating went down?
Well it seems like that is just what Democrat parties top dog is doing. It is one thing to attack each other or the other parties plan, but to disparage our economy trying to make our state look bad to the people who set our bond rating is about as low as you can go.
Chip Forrester said to the people who set our interest rates...
"This bond rating dog and pony show for Wall Street executives looks obnoxious to the 300,000 Tennesseans who are struggling to find work and provide for their families," Forrester said. "They'd like to see a day when the numbers we brag about are Tennessee's low unemployment rate and high economic output.
"There's no doubt Wall Street was impressed with Governor Haslam's contingency plan to fire 5,000 workers...
....However, Tennesseans who've seen this extreme plan are not so enthusiastic," Chip Forrester said. "Haslam's slash-and-burn budget would send our state into an even more severe economic tailspin"
I have often said there are many good Democrats who truly want what is best for our state and country. I just think they are going about it in the wrong way. This is not a difference of political opinion. This is not a political attack. This is trying to destroy our state in the eyes of our creditors in the hopes of political gain.