Who Will Fight Back?

Steve Gill is at it again. He’s joined with a group of right-wing activists to form a new group, Tennesseans for Conservative Action.  This new group pledges to be involved in legislative advocacy to give tax breaks to the wealthy and weaken protections enjoyed by Tennessee workers. You can count on attacks on unions, efforts to weaken […]


Financed by Loan Sharks: A Stephen Fincher Story

In August, we told you about Tennessee Congressman Stephen Fincher standing up for payday loan sharks and against Tennessee consumers. Now, we’ve learned that Fincher’s earning a big political payday from those who prey on Tennessee’s most vulnerable. The Campaign for Accountability filed an ethics complaint about Fincher and 10 other Members of Congress, calling into question donations from the […]


Loan Sharks Find Friend in Fincher

Good news! The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is considering tough new rules to rein-in payday lending loan sharks. In fact, the Credit Union Times reports: “Today the CFPB announced it is considering proposing rules that would end payday debt traps by requiring lenders to take steps to make sure consumers can repay their loans,” a statement […]


Delivering a Corker of a Message to Representative Fincher

December 12, 2012 by  
Filed under Economic Justice, Recent Blog Posts

TODAY, Thursday, December 13, at 3:00 pm CT, West Tennesseans will visit Rep. Stephen Fincher and rally to demand that he stop blocking middle-class tax cuts and stop threatening to take us over the “fiscal cliff.” They will also deliver a Corker of a message. Sen. Bob Corker  reversed his position on the Bush Tax Cuts because he […]


Seriously? 31 Times?

July 11, 2012 by  
Filed under Healthcare, Recent Blog Posts

For the 31st time, conservatives try to repeal health care for all. For the 31st time, they fail. Seriously? Scott Desjarlais (R, TN-04) and Diane Black (R, TN-06) and Phil Roe (R, TN-01) and John Duncan, Jr. (R, TN-02) and Chuck Fleischmann (R, TN-03) and Marsha Blackburn (T, TN-07) and Stephen Fincher (R, TN-08)? Your latest attempt to […]