Monthly Archives: October 2013

Mississippi Awaits Thad’s Decision

Now that the Tea Party has recruited a Republican candidate to seek Thad Cochran’s seat in the U.S. Senate, the paramount question becomes “will Thad run?” The state’s senior senator has kept his plans close to the vest. His response … Continue reading

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Paul Ryan Proposes Sensible Approach

Republican budget-master Rep. Paul Ryan emerged from self-imposed obscurity last week, speaking out on the government shutdown and looming default in an op-ed piece for the Wall Street Journal. His words deserve consideration: “For example, most of us agree that … Continue reading

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Rock-Brain Politics Ruining America

“If (re-election) means more to you than your country,” he said, “when we need patriots to come out in a situation when we’re in extremity, then you shouldn’t even be in Congress.” That was former Wyoming Senator Alan Simpson crying … Continue reading

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Gax Tax Exposes Hidden Tax Increases

Don’t let politicians and the media hide tax increases from you. My favorite example comes from property taxes. You calculate property taxes from two numbers – the assessed valuation of the property times the millage rate. Politicians and the media … Continue reading

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Rubio or Cruz the Next Obama?

And the worm turns… Look back at the presidential campaign of 2008. Hilary Clinton and Joe Biden strongly criticized young, first term U.S. Senator Barack Obama for his lack of experience. He won’t be ready on “day one,” said Clinton. … Continue reading

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