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Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Knight rains on tea party

As he started a meeting to talk about the state's General Fund budget, the chairman of that committee railed on people he said were demagoguing against taxes during a rally at the Capitol.
Rep. John Knight, D-Montgomery, was talking about the tea party protesters who gathered in Montgomery and at hundreds of other locations throughout the nation.
"Without some help from somewhere, from above or Washington, this state would be in terrible shape," he said.
Knight, who said he walked through the audience and listened, said he understands people do not want to pay new taxes, but "it is unfortunate people demagogue on an issue like that in this state."
He said he was curious what those protesting would say if there were not state troopers on the road to protect people or if people could not get the proper medical care because their Medicaid was cut.

-- posted by Sebastian Kitchen


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm sure most of the people out there protesting, are law abiding, TAX PAYING citizens that don't QUALIFY for MEDICAID because we work! Geeze Rep. John Knight is a sharp tool there isn't he.

April 15, 2009 at 5:03 PM  

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