Sunday, November 05, 2006


Reasons to Vote Against Matthew Hill on Tuesday

1. Matthew Hill continues to push for fire fighter unions. It is an idea Harold Ford Jr. supports. (Though everyone else in the state, including his opponent, opposes this)
2. Matthew Hill voted to raise his legislative pension.
3. Matthew Hill protested against the U.S. military and then said that anyone who doesn’t support the Iraq war is not patriotic, while claiming it was not his “calling” to enlist (His opponent served in the U.S. military)
4. Local veterans endorsed his opponent, not Matthew Hill.
5. Matthew Hill has been inaccessible to the 7th District.
6. Matthew Hill has angered and ignored almost every leader in the 7th District: here's another;
7. Matthew Hill is not even from the 7th District (His opponent is)
8. Almost all of Matthew Hill’s money and supporters are not from the 7th District (His opponent’s are)
9. Matthew Hill wants to be a lobbyist
10. While Matthew Hill has been in office, the 7th District has seen a decrease in funding from Nashville
11. Matthew Hill lied about his role in bringing the pharmacy school to ETSU (His opponent helped make it a reality)
12. Matthew Hill refused to return money he received from former Republican representative Chris Newton, the only politician in the Tennessee Waltz sting to plead guilty.
13. Matthew Hill allied with liberal Democrat Johnny Shaw on a bill that would financially benefit Hill.
14. Matthew Hill does not support open government (His opponent does)
15. Matthew Hill is pro-litter and pro-beer.
16. Matthew Hill does not want to preserve the beauty of Washington County’s outdoors.
17. Matthew Hill was not endorsed by the Johnson City Press (His opponent and Bob Corker were)
18. Matthew Hill stated that he would support an income tax if the U.S. was at war (We are)
19. Many local voters do not support Matthew Hill: here's one; and another; another; another; another; another; another
20. Matthew Hill is not interested in bringing more jobs to the 7th District
21. Rusty Crowe has a lot of good things to say about Matthew Hill’s opponent.
22. Matthew Hill’s only accomplishment has been described as weak and ineffective and it allows legislators to break the law.
23. Matthew Hill’s main financial donor made a lot of money by overcharging tax funded programs.
24. Matthew Hill wants schools to take money out of their budgets to pay citizens who don’t have children in school.
25. Matthew Hill’s campaign staff includes a large number of homeschool children from Cleveland and Chattanooga
26. Matthew Hill’s campaigns are run unethically, as are his daddy’s organizations: here’s more; and more; more; more; more; and more

Trust me, there are plenty of other reasons not to vote for Matthew Hill.

#27. Losing the election would provide Matthew Hill with loads more time to return to Main Street Jonesborough and attempt to open a coffee shop as a legitimate businessman.

#28. Losing the election would provide Matthew Hill with a good reason to move back to Sullivan County (or carpetbag into yet another Tennessee county).
I'll gladly welcome the first part of #28.
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