okay, Ronnie, now take your toy and move to another sandbox like you promised.
and 110 jobs leave Rutherford County......
JoesM, first of all its not a toy, scares me you think that and second you got any better jobs lined up for these people?
Barrett Firearms was been a great community member and has kept jobs local instead of shipping them overseas. This corporation has tried and tried to keep the people working in Murfreesboro but now the government is backing out on their own word. This is horrible.
Barrett was evening going to pay for this SHORT roadway at his own expense!!!
Up next in the news: State and Local Umemployment Rate Edges Higher while Incoming Tax Revenues Decreases.
Original Article from the Murfreesboro Post:
Doesn't anyone know the law of success..."go ahead and move the fence, pave the road and then ask for forgiveness." Forgiveness is easier to get than permission, especially when something is this political. I mean just remember back to Bill Clinton.
"Earlier this year, State Rep. Donna Rowland, company owner Ronnie Barrett’s wife, tried to push legislation through the Tennessee General Assembly requiring TDOT to build the road."....Is it just me or was this not a "conflict of interest???"
The legislation part of it likely was a conflict of interest... but isn't all of this denial of right to build the road a political game?
If you have not been to the area and have not seen how easy it would be for the road to put into place, you should. It is laughable to think Mr. Barrett's request is unreasonable. The denial to let him build extension, especially at his own expense is the unreasonable part of the story.
I say build the extension and tie it into I24 and put Joesmontana on it and tell him not to stop driving until he finds a place he likes, GOOD RIDDANCE TO HIM.
The state is cutting their nose to spite it's face. This county doesn't need any more unemployed people.
In an economy that needs jobs, this is another brilliant decision by the dimwits at TDOT. Perhaps we should consider downsizing them!