Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., told an audience of about 270 lawyers and judges that the current debate in Washington over spending and debt needs concrete measures to avoid future disaster.
The former Chattanooga mayor, armed with a brief slide show presentation, outlined his efforts to institute a “binding cap on all federal spending.”
He called the lack of action on debt the “greatest threat to our country’s sovereignty, security and economic growth.”
The featured speaker at the Chattanooga Bar Association’s annual Law Day event this morning, Corker drew a standing ovation from the crowd.
“I agree with him,” said local attorney Jamey Hurst. “He’s got a lot of insight on the most important issue that we face.”
For complete details see tomorrow’s Chattanooga Times Free Press.
Todd South covers courts, poverty, technology, military and veterans for the Times Free Press. He has worked at the paper since 2008 and previously covered crime and safety in Southeast Tennessee and North Georgia. Todd’s hometown is Dodge City, Kan. He served five years in the U.S. Marine Corps and deployed to Iraq before returning to school for his journalism degree from the University of Georgia. Todd previously worked at the Anniston (Ala.) Star. Contact ...