Chuck Fleischmann trying to look important
It's Time to Chuck CHUCK
U. S. Congressman Chuck Fleischmann of Tennessee has proven that he missed why he was elected to Congress and doesn't deserve another term.  The voters elected him because they were fed up with all the political partisanship and fighting in Congress.  They wanted someone who would work to solve problems.  What they got was an uncompromising political robot who can only speak in sound bites and read off a script.  It's time we got someone who understands the issues and can compromise with both parties to solve the nation's problems.
Chuck Fleischmann trying to look patriotic

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Uncompromising Fleischmann
Votes To Raise Everyone's Income Tax
By Voting No On The Fiscal Cliff Deal
 

At midnight on January 1, 2013, the Bush era tax cuts that contributed so much to our national debt, expired.  Later that day both houses of Congress and the President agreed to a compromise bill that would restore the income tax to the Bush era levels for individuals making under $400,000 and couples making under $450,000 per year.  The President wanted the level to be on those making under $250,000 per year, but he was willing to compromise.  Income taxes on the wealthiest were allowed to rise to level they were during the Clinton presidency (when we had a balanced budget).  Once again, Rep. Fleischmann was unwilling to compromise, meaning that he voted with his no vote for taxes go up for 100% of his District rather than 2%, because he couldn't have his way.  His professional spin masters can spin it any way they want, but if Fleischmann had gotten Congress to vote his way, everyone's taxes would have gone up and it would have plunged our country into another recession. 

It's time for Chuck to grow up, this isn't kindergarten anymore.  It is time for him to put on his big boy pants and work hard for what he believes in, but in the end he has to take the best deal or compromise he can get.  That is how our democracy is supposed to work.   Fleischmann does a great disservice to the 3rd District and to our nation by sticking strictly to some misguided Tea Party or Grover Norquist notions of how things should be and refusing to compromise on anything.

Chuck barely squeaked by in the Republican primary this time, mainly because there were too many candidates who divided the vote.  Hopefully the Republican Party will limit the opponents to one candidate with more mainstream views who will actually represent the bulk of the voters in the 3rd District.  We can't afford to continue to have a Representative who doesn't represent. 

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           Woodchuck Chuck

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