Category Archives: Watchdog,org Mississippi

Overhaul of Dodd-Frank headed to U.S. House

A financial reform bill is heading for a vote in the U.S. House after clearing the Financial Services Committee. The CHOICE Act is an overhaul of the Dodd-Frank legislation signed into law by President Barack Obama in 2010. Illinois Congressman Randy Hultgren, R-Plano, supports the measure. He pointed out a key provision would prohibit taxpayer […]

Guest Voice: How the New York Times misrepresents the U.S. Supreme Court

A recent New York Times story, titled “A Polarized Supreme Court, Growing More So,” illustrates how left-of-center media distort perceptions of the U.S. Supreme Court. The story’s problems begin with the lead paragraph’s assertion that Justice Neil Gorsuch’s appointment is “a conservative replacing another conservative.” What the Times probably intended to say is that the […]

Congressional plan for coal miner health care bailout begs question: Who’s next?

Republican members of Congress face a dilemma, particularly those from coal-mining states. As Congress considers a $1.3 billion bailout of health benefits for retired union coal miners, they must weigh the arguments for and against such federal bailouts.   “My district has more United Mine Workers members than any other Congressional district in the nation,”Congressman Mike […]

Haupt: How overtaxation can kill an economy

“I hate big government, but I really hate a government that doesn’t work. So when they say we either have to raise taxes or cut core services, it’s actually a false choice.” – Scott Walker During the late 1970s and continuing for a decade, America experienced unprecedented prosperity. President Ronald Reagan created wealth and jobs, […]

Higher spending on shrinking Jackson public schools belies complaints about charters

In its lawsuit that could cut off funding for public charter schools, the Southern Poverty Law Center calls the redirection of state and local property tax to charter schools “unconstitutional spending.” But how much spending are we talking about? There are three charter schools in Mississippi and all operate in the Jackson Public Schools district, which was […]