I am willing to bet that Amazon closes at the beginning of 2014. If they don't I will stop shopping with Amazon and go to other online retailers anyways. I have to pay for shipping and now have to pay 9% tax on top of that. That's not fair to Amazon or me. But then again, that's what happens when Republicans are in charge. Tax the middle class so that the rich and corporations can have tax breaks.
People up here in Athens, TN area are having the same problems with Verizon and Verizon's excuse is "due to foliage during seasonal change". We never had problems with a weak signal that caused phones to drop calls until they made everyone with a smart phone pay for wireless internet during the past winter. I bet that will be AT&T's excuse will be "due to foliage during seasonal change".
I agree with moon4kat. The Republicans in Nashville have set this state back 100 years. Where are all the jobs that they promised to bring? The only ones I see are from the last administration and the Republicans are trying to chase those jobs away. At this point I am so embarrassed that I voted for Haslam but I won't make that mistake again. From now on I will only vote Democrat so that our state can move forward in the future as it has in the past under the control of Democrats.
WOW ProudDem, you are surely clueless. You just made Sarah Palin sound smart.
Hey Ramsey and Senate Republicans, bring more jobs to the state and people won't need extended unemployment benefits. The people that are getting unemployment benefits want to work except there are so few jobs and 9.6% unemployment. We were working and would still be working if our greedy ex-employers did not toss us out on the street. The only thing you morons want to do is to try and collect as many taxes as possible. Amazon is bringing 1500 full time jobs and all you want to do is chase them out of the state by forcing them to collect sales tax. It's time you people in Nashville to get your heads out of your backside and bring jobs to Tennessee by any mean necessary. Don't forget that we the taxpayer are your employer so start doing your job before we toss you out on the street.
Hey BCBS!! You want to keep the business then match the price quoted by Cigna. The county needs to switch and cut $1 million out of the budget. Everyone else has to tighten their belt and now it is your turn BCBS. Welcome to the new economy.
That's a easy argument to settle. It's Chevy!! Ford's are just rebuilt Dodge's.
To llkk: No one wants your cheap Chinese knockoffs. Go to Craigslist. When is the Times free press going to set filters to block all the spam postings? It is really starting to get annoying
Good-bye badly needed jobs. Please remember it wasn't the residents of Tennessee, just a couple of stupid Republican legislators that have Walmart in their pocket. Please reconsider coming here when we put Democrat's back in office in a couple of years. To the Republican morons: Amazon does not have a retail presence and therefore they are exempt from sales tax collection. All that you will accomplish is to chase away decent paying, desperately needed jobs. Stop driving away the jobs that pay a living wage. People cannot survive on the pittance that Walmart and others consider good pay.
And I see them doing the same thing here in Tennessee.