Senate speaker unveils website to monitor government waste

Monday, March 28, 2011 at 3:21pm

Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey, crowning himself the state’s chief red tape cutter, unveiled a website Monday to give Tennesseans a venue to vent their frustrations over government regulations.

Ramsey promised his office would look into each complaint submitted to TnRedTape.com and try to offer relief from what he called overbearing and oppressive regulations.

“We’ll have to figure out how this plays out and how many of these complaints come in,” he said at a news conference. “But I’m going to tell you what. If we have to dedicate one person and we have to dedicate a staff member to this, this will be the best money the state of Tennessee has ever spent. I don’t know what the response to this is going to be. But let me assure you, I’ll make sure that we have the manpower that’s needed to dedicate to this, even if we have to pull somebody off something else, because this is so important.”

The website also will aggregate stories of government red tape in the news, Ramsey said.

“The best thing that government can do to promote economic growth is to stay out of the way of people who create jobs,” he said. “This website is designed to help highlight and expose the barriers government puts in the way of entrepreneurs trying to put people to work.”

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8 Comments on this post:

By: Antisocialite on 3/28/11 at 2:28

Number one on this list should be whatever the hell they are paying Ron Ramsey!

By: rbull on 3/28/11 at 3:07

Second question is when is he going to get the hell out of the Legislature and back to the redneck area in East Tennessee he came from. Tonight would not be soon enough!!!!!!

By: pswindle on 3/28/11 at 5:06

Do What!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Someone needs somthing to do. I know he can keep out of our business especially the teachers.

By: treehugger7 on 3/29/11 at 6:47

A solution in search of a problem...pretty typical. I guess he's missing the limelight. Remember the unemployment rate?! How 'bout focusing on something useful!

By: Captain Nemo on 3/29/11 at 9:39

I wonder what Ramsey considers as waste? If it is in his district would it be called important and necessary. If the same idiom in someone other district it would be classified as waste. I suppose it depends on how you look at things.

By: rbull on 3/29/11 at 9:48

Number one waste is Ramsey being in office and you can rest assured nothing in his District will be considered waste. It is too bad that the Governor can't abolish his position as Speaker of the Senate when it comes time to abolish State positions.

By: Captain Nemo on 3/29/11 at 11:20

I am convinced that the fringe right will complain to JC that he waited to long and now salvation is lost. lol

By: gdiafante on 3/29/11 at 12:15

"The best thing that government can do to promote economic growth is to stay out of the way of people who create jobs,”

Ah yes...the old inaction is action mantra...everything corrects itself...like the housing market...

Oh wait...