Corker’s talk on nation’s finances ends in silence
Posted: Tuesday, May 11, 2010 8:01 pm
CHATTANOOGA (AP) — After getting greeted with a standing ovation in Chattanooga, an audience of some 500 people sat in silence after Republican U.S. Sen. Bob Corker talked in his hometown about the nation’s financial future.
Corker said the “greatest threat that we have” is government not being honest about the nation’s financial affairs, the national debt and politicians continuing to try to give citizens everything they want.
Speaking Monday at a Better Business Bureau luncheon, the former Chattanooga mayor said he is “very concerned” and he predicted the U.S. could end up like Greece “if we don’t deal with this soon.”
Corker told the audience he understood their silence following his remarks but said such a reaction still “makes you really nervous.”
Published in The Messenger 5.11.10