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Double tape entry wound

September 13th, 2011

Today, we have yet a another tale of woe from the red tape files. The Department of Revenue once upon a time put a lien on a piece of property belonging to a taxpayer in default — except the piece of property wasn’t owned by the taxpayer in default. Our unlucky correspondent had the unfortunate [...]

Two school for cool: A crash course in red tape

September 9th, 2011

One of our red tape whistle-blowers gave us a doozy recently. Like many stories of over-regulation, this one just defies common sense. As some are aware, when you are stopped and cited for moving violations, one of the options available to you is traffic school. Because just about everyone runs afoul of our traffic laws [...]

VIDEO: Knoxville gets a visit from the red tape cutting fairy

December 12th, 2011

WBIR in Knoxville catches with Lt. Governor on the road meeting with small business owners hearing their concerns and answering their queries: “In Tennessee, 85 percent of our jobs are created by small businesses. So what can we do to help those businesses? The answer is absolutely nothing. We need to get out of their [...]

Making an impact in Memphis

December 12th, 2011

“These days, wherever Tennessee Lieutenant Governor Ron Ramsey walks people tend to follow. As proven by his unchallenged leadership in the Republican-controlled General Assembly, his Senate colleagues would appear to be firmly in “lock-step” with the outspoken East Tennessee realtor and auctioneer… …But, the sometimes bombastic Ramsey was all ears on Wednesday in listening to [...]

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