Wednesday, October 10, 2007

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander In Farragut

United States Senator Lamar Alexander appeared at an event this morning in Farragut. The Farragut West Knoxville Chamber of Commerce held a morning breakfast meeting in which Senator Alexander spoke for about 20 minutes.

The meeting was then opened up to a few questions. Three of the half a dozen questions that were asked pertained to a small special interest group of about 12 in attendance. The small special interest group consist of retired Oak Ridge employees that are lobbying for a raise (in my terms, an entitlement) to their pensions.

I audio taped the meeting and will post more information on the total meeting when I get a chance.

Thanks to Bettye Sisco and the Farragut West Knox Chamber for hosting such a fine event. It is unfortunate when a small special interest group attempts to take over an informative meeting of this nature.

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