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Christmas Gifts Coming for Corporations, Pranks for Taxpayers

Turkey time is not over, folks. Oh, you may be stuffed with Thanksgiving turkey, but you’ve still got a big Christmas turkey to swallow. That’s the wonderful turkey Congressional Republicans hope to cook up for you in time for Christmas … Continue reading

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Stark Health Needs Get Little Attention from State Leaders

Have Mississippi leaders become so accustomed to bottom national rankings that they don’t care anymore? Take health rankings for example. Mississippi has ranked among the bottom three since 1990. You know it’s bad when the Mississippi State Department of Health … Continue reading

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Reeves’ Budget Plan Risky for Teachers and Retirees

State economist Darrin Webb projects state general fund revenues will fall for the third consecutive year. That’s unusual. According to the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, declines of just two years in a row “have only occurred four previous times since … Continue reading

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Put the Spotlight on Big Business to Grow U.S. Jobs

President Trump and Republican leaders in Congress should add one small thing to the tax reform bill to truly help make American great again. In case you haven’t noticed, corporate earnings are driving the stock market to record highs. Across … Continue reading

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Big Contributors Aggressively Pursuing (Buying?) Tax Cuts

Steve Bannon recently met with mega Republican political contributor Bernie Marcus and heard him complain “for hours about the lack of return on his investment,” reported Politico.com. A decade before becoming Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos, whose family has helped … Continue reading

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Real Conservative Leaders Get Things Done

Lots of political yammer about who’s a real conservative and who’s not. So, how do you tell? Lee Edwards of the Heritage Foundation’s B. Kenneth Simon Center for American Studies calls the late William F. Buckley, Jr. “the St. Paul … Continue reading

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Is Amazon Becoming the New Local Job Killer?

Rural communities just thought Wal-Mart was the great job killer. Now comes Amazon. “If Amazon continues to grow its business by $20 billion a year, the annual toll of lost jobs for merchants, buyers and cashiers will be in the … Continue reading

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