Who would one think would be the votes against it? Maybe three of Nashville's most "progressive" council members? Maybe Bo Mitchell, maybe Ronnie Stein, maybe Brady Banks, maybe Megan Barry?
One would not expect a person who identifies himself as a Republican or calls himself a conservative to vote for against the bill that essentially repealed price-fixing. Conservatives believe in a market economy. They believe in getting government out of the way and letting the market flourish. Conservatives do not believe it is the job of government to protect businessmen from competition. Conservatives believe in competition. Conservatives know that a free enterprise is essential to freedom. Conservatives know that over regulation strangles innovation and economic growth.
The three votes against the bill that slashed the minimum allowable fee for vehicles for hire to an ineffective level and which made it possible for black sedans, Lyft and Uber to ply their trade in Nashville were Bo Mitchell, Steve Clover, and Robert Duvall.
Robert Duvall is often considered the most conservative member of the Council and is chairman of the Davidson County Republican Party. To say the least, I am very disappointment.