Saturday, January 22, 2011

Flashback: Who supported the TN State Income Tax? TSEA and TEA

Its always important to remember who supported growing the size of Tennessee State Government via a State Income Tax. Two of the most aggressive organizations who promoted and funded advocacy in favor of imposing a State Income Tax on the residents of Tennessee were: 1-the teacher's union, the Tennessee Education Association and 2-the Tennessee State Employees union, The Tennessee State Employees Association.

Tennessee Education Association
Jerry Winters, director of government relations for the Tennessee Education Association, said the state needed an income tax.

''The taxation system in Tennessee is just flat screwed up,'' Mr. Winters said.

Tennessee State Employees Association (move viewing window up to see picture)
Monday's rally was supported by several groups, including the Tennessee State Employees Association, the largest union of state employees.