PRESIDENTIAL & VICE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES
John F. Kerry & John Edwards (Democratic Nominee)
George W. Bush & Dick Cheney (Republican Nominee)
Michael Badnarik &amp;amp; Richard Campagna (Independent)
Ralph Nader & Peter Miguel Camejo (Independent)
Michael Anthony Peroutka & Chuck Baldwin (Independent)
I will push the button for bush, mainly because my friends at the psychic network say so.
U.S. HOUSE OF REP., DIST. 9 CANDIDATES
Harold Ford, Jr. (Democratic Nominee)
Ruben M. Fort (Republican Nominee)
Fort is my man, mainly because I am voting against Ford. I have heard Ford say one thing, and it was really dumb. It concerned giving children who are born a 500 dollar savings bond. Also, allowing their parents to buy more as time goes one, and then the kids can use it for education when they get old enough. First savings bonds are not that great of an investment vehicle over the time frame you are looking at. Secondly, I think the government is involved in school to much as it is, so I don't really want too encourage more involvement.
TN. HOUSE OF REP. DIST 85 CANDIDATES
Larry Turner (Democratic Nominee)
Hmm don't have much of a choice here
And I do not know if I get a chance to vote on these, but if I do I will vote against them.
MEMPHIS, REFERENDUM ORDINANCE NO. 5063
To amend the residency requirement of the persons employed solely by City of Memphis or any of its departments, boards, bureaus or commissions
Basically the city is trying to capture as much revenue as possible, so they will make it mandatory that if you work for Memphis you live in Memphis. That means that either people could quit, the more qualified people will leave, or people lie about where they live. If a person wants to put up with the hour commute, pay higher property taxes in the suburbs, and deal with the cities problems more power to them. If they want to live in Miss or Ark (which it is possible to do and work in Memphis) instead of Memphis, I do not have a problem with that.
MEMPHIS, REFERENDUM ORDINANCE NO. 5072
To authorize the levy and collection of a privilege tax within the City of Memphis
The privilege being taxed is working in Memphis but living in the suburbs, and would take place on the person's income. TN does not have an income tax, which fact could make this illegal under the state constitution. Also this would drive people out of Memphis. There are some major groups that could just pick up and move just out side of the city limits, screwing Memphis. The logic goes something like this. The people driving into the city could possibly use city services, so they should tax their income.