Posts Tagged ‘Barack Obama’

Mississippi job levels fall to an alarming 17-year low

by Ted Carter Published: January 25,2013

Tags: Barack Obama, personal finance, taxes, Ted Carter

Mississippi’s job levels sank to their lowest levels since 1996 last year and ended the year looking slightly worse than 2011, the first quarter Mississippi Economic Outlook reports. The January report from the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning was not all gloom, however. Leading indicators such as retail sales, tax collections and housing starts have […] [...]

January 25, 2013- Ricky Nobile

by Ricky Nobile Published: January 25,2013

Tags: Barack Obama, gun ban, gun control, gun sales, hunting


The inauguration: Celebrating our American Democracy

by Marty Wiseman Published: January 25,2013

Tags: Barack Obama, Marty Wiseman, presidential inauguration

It is hard not to be a sentimental fool when the opportunity comes to celebrate our American form of government. There is no better time to have such a celebration than a Presidential inauguration. In many countries a transfer of power or an extension of the term of office of a leader is an opportunity […] [...]

Obama: Prosperity rests on rising middle class

by Associated Press Published: January 21,2013

Tags: Barack Obama, climate change, healthcare, Medicaid, Medicare, middle class, Obama inauguration, terrorism, White House

Declaring “our journey is not complete,” President Barack Obama took the oath of office for his second term before a crowd of hundreds of thousands Monday, urging the nation to set an unwavering course toward prosperity and freedom for all its citizens and protect the social safety net that has sheltered the poor, elderly and […] [...]

Decorated veteran Chuck Hagel deserves fair hearing

by Bill Crawford Published: January 18,2013

Tags: Barack Obama, Chuck Hagel, Meridian, Secretary of Defense

A week ago Monday, President Barack Obama nominated former Republican Senator Chuck Hagel as secretary of defense, calling him “an American patriot.” The prior Sunday, Sen. Roger Wicker tweeted that he would “strongly oppose” the nomination. “Chuck Hagel would be a divisive and disastrous nominee for SecDef,” read the tweet. Remarkable that Wicker took such […] [...]

Elections and the evolving status of Federalism

by Marty Wiseman Published: November 30,2012

Tags: Barack Obama, Federalism, Politics, Tea Party

With the presidential election holding our attention of late it has been easy to overlook the phenomenon that the 10th amendment to the United States Constitution is becoming supercharged. This rapidly evolving status of our federal system is almost as intriguing as the presidential election itself. It has not been long since the Tea Party […] [...]

GOP governors on Affordable Care Act: We want guidance but White House won’t tell

by Ted Carter Published: November 21,2012

Tags: Barack Obama, healthcare, Mississippi, Mississippi Business Journal

In a letter to President Obama from the Republican Governors Association last week, the GOP governors congratulated Obama on his re-election but wasted no time getting to the reason for the letter: Mr. President, your Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) “will be an enormous strain on state governments and budgets.” Deadlines are a […] [...]

GUNS, AMMO & OBAMA: Post-election firearms economics creating anxiety among buyers, sellers

The promoter who puts on the most gun shows each year in Mississippi says the re-election of President Obama and the law of supply-and-demand have combined to create an uncertain future for promoters such as himself. The viability of the 10 shows David Chancellor presents each year hinges on meeting the expectations of customers who […] [...]

KiOR starts production at Mississippi biorefinery

by Associated Press Published: November 8,2012

Tags: Barack Obama, energy, green, Haley Barbour, KIOR, Mississippi, Mississippi Business Journal

JACKSON — Alternative fuel firm KiOR says it started production in October in Mississippi and plans to make its first commercial shipment before November’s end. Based in Pasadena, Texas, KiOR built a $222 million refinery in Columbus, Miss., to extract the equivalent of light crude oil from wood chips. It refines the oil into gasoline […] [...]

November 2, 2012- Chuck McIntosh

by Chuck McIntosh Published: November 2,2012

Tags: 2012 presidential election, Barack Obama, Democratic Party, Mitt Romney, Republican party


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