Tuesday, July 31, 2012

District 4 Town Hall Meeting hosted by Supervisor Troy Ross

I was very pleased to learn of the plans to place asphalt on the walking track in Latimer. I hate having the mulch get in my shoes when I walk there. I was also pleased to learn they are considering putting in restrooms and perhaps even a splash pad. There are also plans to create a Youth Complex where the old St. Martin Upper Elementary and Middle Schools were.

A free medical clinic is being added in West Jackson County near the Sheriffs Department on Tucker Road/Washington Avenue. The county is providing the building for a nominal rent.

A wildlife rehabilitation center is being allowed to locate near the Jackson County Animal Shelter in Gautier.

To see the new property rolls for Jackson County go here. No notices were sent out informing homeowners of the new assessed values of their home.

And a reminder that Jackson County Spay & Neuter provides a low cost spay and neuter program for low income residents thanks to scholarships and grants.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Congressman Steven Palazzo's Teletown Hall Meeting

Scripted phone conference and why can't this pseudo Congressman hold a REAL town hall meeting.  Palazzo is so Junior High first he refuses to refer to the Act by IT'S proper name THE AFFORDABLE HEALTHCARE ACT.  Secondly he outright LIED about a lot of things. Congressman, Dr. Tom Price really didn't have anything to offer.

Medicare is not an entitlement, people pay into it during their working lives and have earned it.  Fraud, waste and abuse is not the problem. Dr. Tom Price wants to completely get rid of Medicare and claims that MALPRACTICE SUITES are the problem.

 Rep. Price:  "Going down the path of more government will only compound the problem. While the stated goal remains noble, as a physician, I can attest that nothing has had a greater negative effect on the delivery of health care than the federal government's intrusion into medicine through Medicare."

 Congressman Palazzo claims that Medicare is going to go bankrupt. Lot of empty rhetoric aimed at scaring seniors.

Congressman Palazzo claims that health insurance should be available for all..............and insist that they "Republicans" will do the same things the Affordable Healthcare Act does force insurance companies to insure anyone even if they have pre-exisisting conditions, make laws preventing insurance companies from dropping your coverage etc.

I will do all I can to make sure that Congressman Palazzo is a ONE TERM Congressman. He never holds real tall hall meetings, he doesn't respond to his constituents, and he seems incapable of understanding anything that doesn't fit his "narrow" world view. CONGRESSMAN PALAZZO DOESN'T REPRESENT ME AND HE MAKES NO EFFORT TO DO SO, he only represents the TEA PARTY.

The questions were screened and only those who agreed with Palazzo's view point got through.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Private Property Stolen and Katrina Recovery Money Misused by Mississippi Government

An Associated Press investigation shows officials in Mississippi took private property and spent millions of dollars in Hurricane Katrina recovery money on sewage plants that may not be needed for decades. Read more in The Mississippi Business Journal.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Big Suprise

The environmentally unfriendly and economically unsound coal plant in Kemper County is already costing more than projected. Mississippi Power sis seeking a  6 percent hike to pay for the Kemper plant. Which is to be wholly funded by customers. Not one penny of private money is being invested in this boondoggle.

See Mississippi Power’s Kemper plant running $366M over budget in the Mississippi Business Journal for more details.

Read more here: http://www.sunherald.com/2012/06/13/4006852/utility-seeks-6-percent-hike-to.html#storylink=cpy