Archive | January, 2013

Governor, a beneficiary of government health insurance, is obtuse when it comes to healthcare

January 29, 2013

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Nancy Anderson, MBJ contributing columnist

My first husband was 32 when he was diagnosed with cancer. Eighteen months later, he took his last breath. As sad as that is, it could have been worse. At the time, he worked for Packard Electric and was a GM employee. Thankfully, it was the old GM with great health benefits. Looking back, I […]

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Public service not necessarily a service to the public

January 24, 2013

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Nancy Anderson, MBJ contributing columnist

In the financial business, I act as a fiduciary. That means I am required to always put the interests of my clients first. In doing so, I put my own concerns and interests at the back of the line. Politicians are public servants. I thought part of the job description was to be a type […]

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Mr. Palazzo, Devastation and destruction knows no politics

January 9, 2013

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Nancy Anderson, MBJ contributing columnist

Steve Palazzo is the Republican Congressman from the 4th district, aka The Coast. He followed Democrat Gene Taylor who served during Hurricane Katrina and spent much time and effort to get relief for his constituents after the massive storm. People who live on the Coast of Mississippi understand the grief of a storm. They’ve lived […]

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There’s gonna have to be a lot more straight shootin’ on Social Security and Medicare

January 3, 2013

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Nancy Anderson, MBJ contributing columnist

Did you catch Tom Coburn on “Face the Nation” during the holidays? Coburn is a Republican senator from Oklahoma. He also happens to be a medical doctor. This western representative is a straight shooter with sterling conservative credentials. He served on the Simpson-Bowles Commission and is well-versed in the federal budget. Unlike Paul Ryan, he […]

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UPDATED: Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves living in glass house on issues

January 2, 2013

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Nancy Anderson, MBJ contributing columnist

So the State legislature finally decided to pony up additional money to fund PERS appropriately. Their portion will increase from 14.26 percent to 15.75 percent. Of course, had they been funding it all along as outlined by the actuaries, this big jump would not be necessary. And how will the State of Mississippi come up […]

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