Bill Dunn says the state of the state “is great.” He spoke briefly to the Powell Business & Professional Association in July. “For three years in a row, Tennessee is the fastest improving state in education.”
And while he does not want to be seen as bashing U.S. Rep. Jimmy Duncan, Dunn offered some comparisons from the state Comptroller’s Office. “We know that the federal fiscal situation would not be so grim if others voted as Duncan does,” he said.
Base salary for state representative about $20,000.
Base salary for U.S. representative about $174,000.
Taxes per capita in Tennessee – $2,130
Taxes per capita in federal government – $12,022
Debt per capita in Tennessee – $296
Debt per capita in federal government – $64,395
Deficit per capita in Tennessee – $0
Deficit per capita in federal government – $1,400