Wheel Tax Defeated, Thanks Arrowood

Wheel Tax Defeated, Thanks Arrowood

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Heard

Greeneville, TN

#1 Jun 18, 2013
I didn’t get to go to the commission meeting yesterday, but I was excited to hear that we had someone go stand up for the taxpayers.

I spoke to several people who went and heard that Joshua Arrowood gave a good speech against more taxes.

He is running for mayor and I am excited that we have someone like him stepping up.

We all need to do what we can to help.
the one and only

Greeneville, TN

#2 Jun 18, 2013
i agree, these old bastards that have been in there for years lining their own pockets on the back of the tax payers & keeping out good industry so that the companies that are here wont have to raise their pay rates to keep good employees has got to go.
Right

United States

#3 Jun 18, 2013
I read this guy's blog. He seems like a bright guy and is spot on with his policy views. Glad someone young, well spoken and against government madness is getting involved locally.
wow

Jonesborough, TN

#4 Jun 18, 2013
the one and only wrote:
i agree, these old bastards that have been in there for years lining their own pockets on the back of the tax payers & keeping out good industry so that the companies that are here wont have to raise their pay rates to keep good employees has got to go.
Put the hayseeds out to pasture, get some new blood in there! They can't possibly do any worse.
Heeler

Greeneville, TN

#5 Jun 18, 2013
Maybe for a change we will actually get to see the people exercise their rite to vote an send everybody in politics, not just locally, packing.
Great

Greeneville, TN

#6 Jun 18, 2013
I copied and pasted his speech from his website:

"In McCulloch v Maryland, Chief Justice John Marshall opined,“An unlimited power to tax involves, necessarily, a power to destroy; because there is a limit beyond which no institution and no property can bear taxation.”

We stand here today looking at another potential tax increase, just under a year since the last increase.

We, the people of Greene County, are taxed at an amount that is breaking some and angering more.

While Chief Justice John Marshall was not referring to a tax on the people, his words do ring true today. The people of Greene County are at that limit where we cannot bear more taxation, whether it be on automobiles or property.

Our 30th president, Calvin Coolidge stated “The collection of taxes which are not absolutely required, which do not beyond reasonable doubt contribute to the public welfare, is only a species of legalized larceny.”

Those of us who have looked closely at the budget and the spending of our county are many times left wondering if things are absolutely required and truly do contribute to the public welfare. We know that at least part of the taxation we face is nothing more than legalized theft.

Don’t steal more money from the taxpayers of Greene County.

Our Founding Father, the author of the Declaration of Independence, and our 3rd President of these United States, Thomas Jefferson, said it best when he said,“Excessive taxation…will carry reason and reflection to every man’s door, and particularly in the hour of election.”

It is unfortunate that many of you have already voted for increased taxation. Some of you have voted for wheel tax or property tax increases in the past, while some of you have not. The fact is however, that many of you have indirectly voted for increased taxes when you voted for increases of spending. You vote for it when you give money to non-profits. You vote for it when you vote to give extra money to airports. Much of the spending of this county is simply just not needed, nor is it yours to give.

I and many others will be help bring that reason and reflection that Jefferson spoke of to each voter in Greene County to make sure that you hear us next election day. It is unfortunate that the prospect of reelection is what causes our elected officials to hear our voices. Yet, I ask you to hear our voice now. Vote against any more taxation be it a wheel tax, a property tax, or the bloated budgets and increased spending we too often see.

Thank you."

Here is his website:
http://joshuaarrowood.com/

This is his facebook page for his campaign:
https://www.facebook.com/JoshuaArrowoodCampai...
is a fake

Greeneville, TN

#7 Jun 18, 2013
This reminds me of Hensley. It is good when your family stands behind you but this guy is a fake.
Right

United States

#8 Jun 18, 2013
is a fake wrote:
This reminds me of Hensley. It is good when your family stands behind you but this guy is a fake.
Your accusation is comical. If he's a fake, I would certainly like to know, but your simply calling him that doesn't make it so. I have read his blogs and they sound like they are coming from the mind of a Constitutional Conservative to me. I would elect him over anything we currently have. Look at his opposition if he runs for County Mayor (amazing we have such a moron as our County Mayor).
Well

Bristol, TN

#9 Jun 18, 2013
Oh my gosh- did Jan Kiker really say she stuck her neck out voting for that property tax last year???? How hypocritical- almost laughable if it wasn't so ridiculous!!!! She had no problem voting for herself a raise and increased benefits with that money. Now that she has that money in her pocket she realizes she might not get elected next time because of that so she's absolutely not going to vote for a tax increase that's not going to benefit her. Oh please, the people aren't dumb. We need to get out and work against every commissioner and board member who shoved that tax increase down our throats. We need o support candidates that don't gave a personal agenda.
not throwing them away

Greeneville, TN

#10 Jun 18, 2013
Right wrote:
<quoted text>
Your accusation is comical. If he's a fake, I would certainly like to know, but your simply calling him that doesn't make it so. I have read his blogs and they sound like they are coming from the mind of a Constitutional Conservative to me. I would elect him over anything we currently have. Look at his opposition if he runs for County Mayor (amazing we have such a moron as our County Mayor).
Well at least he is a quick wit. I agree he is way too much like Hensley. Besides I don't like youngers thinking they know more. That is what is wrong with this world.
vote

Greeneville, TN

#11 Jun 18, 2013
So we have four running for mayor now
Well

Greeneville, TN

#12 Jun 18, 2013
Well, if he is fake, he has been fake a long time. I am looking at posts on political blogs by him, surveys he answered in running for office in 2006, and his personal facebook page. He has been saying these things a long time.
just a observation

Bristol, TN

#13 Jun 19, 2013
Well wrote:
Well, if he is fake, he has been fake a long time. I am looking at posts on political blogs by him, surveys he answered in running for office in 2006, and his personal facebook page. He has been saying these things a long time.
If he is so great why did he lose? Somebody apparently knows who he really is.
Well

Greeneville, TN

#14 Jun 19, 2013
It looks like he was only 22 or 23 at the time and running in his first and only race to that point in time.

I would be curious as to see what those who ran against him would have to say about him. They are probably the ones who knew him best.
maybe

Fort Worth, TX

#16 Jun 19, 2013
With broyles, crum, holt and arrowood running it will probably split the vote.

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