Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Broyles Says You Don't Matter

This News Sentinel report details the budget process yesterday at Commission. Chairman Mike Hammond in an interview on FM 98.7 yesterday morning in talking about Commissioner Broyles says "she does her homework" then in the News Sentinel article she says that "she worked her butt off". Evidently, she didn't do enough, she wanted to spend $2.7 million dollars with only $670,000 savings. But her additional quote in the Sentinel says the people that matter appreciate it. So, the 85% of Knox County citizens that elected Mayor Burchett don't matter. Interesting just call her the 15% Commissioner. But as for her amendments yesterday, she got ZERO wins.


Hubert Smith said...

Just to set the record straight. It was not (85%) of Knox County citizens who voted for Burchett. Only thirty-thousand citizens voted and from that thirty-thousand comes the eighty-five percent. Another way of putting it, out of two hundred fourty-thousand registered voters in Knox County, two hundred ten-thousand stayed home. But you knew that already.:)

Brian Hornback said...

you can't blame Burchett for the fact that people didn't vote. i would predict that the percentage would have been the same.

We can not and should not hold a gun to someone's head and have them vote for someone, that is third world tactics

Anonymous said...

I do not guess Mr Smith will acceot a win if everyone in the city does not vote?

Brian Paone said...

Well, as long as we're setting the record straight...

Tim Burchett was actually elected by *88%* of Knox County voters that cast a ballot on August 5, 2010 in the county mayor race.

The number of voters in the general election, it should be noted, was nearly twice the number that participated in the May 2010 primary election Candidate Smith references - 60,456 to 34,903.

It should also be noted that Burchett secured 53,381 votes for mayor in the general election, which would mean he got about 1.65 the number of votes FOR HIMSELF than cast a ballot for BOTH candidates in the Republican primary portion.

But you're right, Candidate Smith. Hornback DID word his sentence a little awkwardly and would have been better served using this information instead to make his point.

It's good to know that you can point out such small details like sentence structure, but I have to admit it's a little distressing to see you miss so many obvious data points (seems to be the Buzzword du Jour) in the process.

City voters don't like having to double-check their representatives' homework too much, Hubert. If you want the At-Large Seat A on the City Council, I'd advise you be aware of that.