Equality and Fairness can only be achieved from free enterprise opportunities, and the moral and fiscal values and principles of the constitution. During President Obama’s four years in office this administration has attacked business with excessive regulations and ignored the checks of congress in order to grow government and the welfare state. The names of their bills to promote jobs and the public good have opposite consequences from their meaning. The Affordable Care Act is not affordable; the stimulus bill was a pork bonanza that did not stimulate; The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act did not create shovel ready jobs, only expensive signs along the highways. At this time when these policies have weakened the economy and unemployment is the highest in 35 years we are once again confronted with another debt ceiling resolution and Barack Obama refuses to be serious about a $17 trillion debt and a bad health care bill opposed by 70 percent of the American people. Supreme Court justice John Roberts wrongfully interpreted the intent of the commerce clause in order to claim its constitutionality.
President Obama is warning that a default on our debt would be the Republicans fault. This is fear mongering and intimidation because the government takes in 250 billion dollars a month in taxes, spends around 10 billion a day, and the interest on the debt is 30 billion. The president is the only one who can allow a default. He has the power to allocate. The situation now is bad posturing.
Patricia Weir Wilkes
Bill Allain rose above nasty campaign
The announcement of former Mississippi Gov. Bill Allain’s death this week at the age of 85 brought back memories of the time 30 years ago when Mississippi and the rest of the nation waded through one of the more bizarre chapters in the state’s political history and perhaps the dirtiest campaign seen in this state before or since.
State at bottom of list in solar friendly laws
On a sunny day this past summer, Germany produced a world record of 24 gigawatts of electricity per hour. That’s equal to 20 nuclear power stations. At its peak that day, solar panels produced a quarter of the entire electricity consumed in the nation.
Gov. Bryant’s mulishness costing state
It’s obvious that Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant erred terribly when he blocked Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney from setting up a state-run health-insurance exchange.
With voter ID now law, we must protect right for all who are eligible
Voter ID is now a reality in Mississippi. The state plans to begin issuing free voter identification cards in early 2014, just months before the first election in which people will be required to show photo IDs at the polls.
Obama resilient in face of polls
For a guy whose presidency was supposed to be on life support, Barack Obama has certainly had a productive couple of weeks. With his poll numbers sinking toward George W. Bush territory — 53 percent in a recent CNN survey said he’s not a strong or decisive leader — Obama took bold action on two issues that dramatized the power of the presidency.
Lure of home was strong for author
Today she looks like a beautiful Indian princess, like Walt Disney’s Pocahontas, her thick black braid rapunzeling down the back of her tunic of red, the color in which her mother dressed her “Mimi.”
Rural homeless less obvious
As we transition from the traditional Thanksgiving feast into the Christmas season, it’s easy to forget that there are those for whom Thanksgiving and Christmas are just another day.
Budget can kicked down road
Many people take pride in defying the conventions of society. Those conventions of society are also known as civilization. Defying them wholesale means going back to barbarism. Barbarians with electronic devices are still barbarians.
State should make vendor access easier
It’s too hard for companies to track down information on how to sell goods and services to state government and Mississippi should make it easier to do business with the state, a legislative watchdog group said.
MSU to host historic reunion game
Over the Thanksgiving holidays, the eyes of many Mississippi sports fans will be on the 86th renewal of the Egg Bowl football game between the 7-4 Ole Miss Rebels and the 5-6 Mississippi State University Bulldogs.
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