Saturday, August 08, 2020

Walsingham income proposal
Blair Walsingham, the Democratic Congressional nominee in Tennessee's 1st District on Friday said if elected, she will seek legislation for a Freedom Dividend, a monthly basic income of $1000 to Americans 18 and over. Walsingham said corporations thrive on benefits from tax dollars, and, "It's time for taxpayers to thrive too." Walsingham points to direct cash distributions by Dolly Parton following the Gatlinburg fires, and per capita distribution in the nearby Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, as models of basic income. While basic income plans vary, Walsingham's plan is universal. "This dividend unites Americans with a shared benefit of citizenship," saying her plan could eradicate poverty. But the program would not benefit just for low income households. "Middle class Americans," adds Walsingham, "are suffering from debt and healthcare bills."

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Thursday, September 24, 2020

  • Two dead in Dandridge fire
  • Quality Woodworking damaged by fire
  • Jefferson City burglary
  • Deer hunting season
  • COVID 19 Update

    Wednesday, September 23, 2020

  • NU Board Meeting
  • Newport Planning Commission
  • World Teachers Day
  • Tennessee House Education Committee
  • COVID Update

    Tuesday, September 22, 2020

  • Cocke CLB meeting
  • Two Cocke County homes destroyed by fire
  • Lee doesn't always wear a mask
  • Gas price expected to keep dropping
  • Black bear death and vandalism
  • COVID Update

    Monday, September 21, 2020

  • Mail-In voting
  • Americans mourn the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg
  • Jefferson child rape charges
  • Sanderlin pursuit
  • Davis crash results in injuries
  • COVID update

    Sunday, September 20, 2020

  • Cocke County High School Reminder