Monthly Archives: October 2016

Individual Taxpayers Should be Wary of Tax Reform Schemes

Legislative leaders brought in an outside expert from the Tax Foundation to push the theory that Mississippi needs to make its business taxes more competitive. She argues lower business taxes, offset by higher user fees, property taxes and expanded sales … Continue reading

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Walmart Parking Lots Epitomize Decline of Safe Places

Where is your safe place? Do you have one? Should you have one? These questions popped up as I read a story in The Commercial Dispatch. While the story was about universities providing emotionally safe places for students, it made … Continue reading

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Congress Should Be Ready to Impeach Whoever Wins

Pogo Possum, the anti-hero of Okefenokee Swamp made famous through the satire of cartoonist Walt Kelly, once said, “We have met the enemy and he is us.” How true is that with regard to the presidential candidates we picked? In … Continue reading

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Should Retirees Trust Legislators to Properly Handle PERS?

“If what Mississippi politicians – precisely the Legislature and then-Gov. Kirk Fordice – had agreed to in 1999 had come to fruition, the state would now have a health care trust fund of an estimated $4.79 billion with $232.6 million … Continue reading

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