Tennessee Campaign For Liberty
13Sep/110

Governor Haslam Raises Salaries For Govt Employees

Governor Bill Haslam of TN has raised government employees salaries, some up to $150,000-$200,000 (or 11%)!!!!!
All of this while the State is facing a budget crisis and a depressed economy.

WHAT IS CONSERVATIVE ABOUT THAT?!?!

He tried to sneak this in by an "Executive Order" but fortunately it was discovered by the Associated Press last week. Here are links to the stories with more details:

http://www.bizjournals.com/memphis/blog/morning_call/2011/04/haslam-boosts-commissioners-salaries.html
http://timesfreepress.com/news/2011/apr/07/tsea-head-says-haslam-gave-state-workers-slap-face/?breakingnews
http://www.jacksonsun.com/article/20110407/OPINION01/104070313
http://www.businessweek.com/ap/financialnews/D9MED1G80.htm

Is this fair?
Is this moral that those of us have to work for our money are having it stolen by the government to have it given to overpaid government employees?
This sounds like a form of plunder as 19th century philosopher Frederic Bastiat described in his short essay, "The Law": http://mises.org/resources/2731

Please share your personal thoughts with Governor Haslam about his actions!!! His contact info is below --

Here is his personal e-mail address:
bhaslam@aol.com

And of course send an e-mail to his office too:
bill.haslam@tn.gov

If you don't get a satisfactory response to your e-mails, don't forget to call:
(615) 741-2001