hear from those who say we ought to preserve special breaks
for some businesses and impose an income tax on working
Tennesseans. That's not tax relief; it's not tax reform;
it's not tax simplification; and it's not tax fairness.
All an income tax does is raise the tax burden on Tennesseans
and create a way to finance the easy and endless expansion
of government. Tennessee does not need a state income tax."
- Governor Don Sundquist - February 8, 1999