What a terrible precedent.
Bill Haslam promised “transparency.” Then in his first official act as Tennessee’s new governor, he eliminated requirements that he and his top aides disclose their outside income. Is he embarrassed by how much money he and his cronies make, or are they planning on taking bribes?
The Republican agenda is simple and obvious: for the rich to get richer at the expense of the lower and middle income classes. Since most thinking people won’t vote to become the serfs of cynical overseers, Republicans must appeal to voters who refuse to think for themselves. So they instill fear in people who take everything on faith, convince them that their constitutional rights are in jeopardy, assume power, then laugh all the way to the bank.
In order to stay in office, they must then pander both to big business and to hordes of people who demand the right to carry concealed weapons in public, to infringe on the religious freedom of non-Christians, etc.