Tag Archives: Nancy Anderson

Being the winner of the food stamp lottery a losing proposition

April 3, 2013

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In 1975, about 8 percent of the U.S. population was on food stamps. Currently, that number is 15 percent. Much of the growth in usage can be attributed to the recent recession. In fact, since 2008, the food stamp program has ballooned 70 percent. No surprise there. The bigger surprise is the “stickiness” of these […]

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Don’t give up the farm for the sole sake of being ‘Business friendly’

March 27, 2013

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Nancy Anderson, MBJ contributing columnist

Ask any accountant, “How do you increase the bottom line?” The answer will always be one of two things. You either increase revenue or you decrease expenses. To increase your bottom line without one of those options is to defy the laws of bookkeeping. It can’t be done. As legislators pore over the State budget, […]

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IQ, not bra size, most important number on women’s resumes

March 20, 2013

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Nancy Anderson, MBJ contributing columnist

Every generation of women has found it easier to step into a man’s world and compete. During my early years as a business owner, one potential client decided against signing up because I might get married and quit. As a woman, credibility was hard to come by. I knew I had to have more letters […]

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Bubbas’ gun-toatin’ teacher law makes Mississippi look foolish again

February 27, 2013

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Nancy Anderson, MBJ contributing columnist

Bubba strikes again! Our House of Representatives here in Mississippi recently passed a bill allowing ANY school employee to carry a gun on school grounds. From the Lunch Lady to Joe the Janitor, they’ll all be armed. This could be the break the homeschoolers were looking for. Junior didn’t do his homework? Forget detention. Now […]

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Best fiscal choice for state tax commission is to be in Jackson

February 14, 2013

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Nancy Anderson, MBJ contributing columnist

I really want the State Tax Commission to stay in Clinton. Really I do. As a Clintonian, I understand the value added by having this large group of people in town every day. They add measurably to the town’s economy, but it’s also a sign of status to have this government agency within our borders. […]

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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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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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What to do when your parents need you most

December 13, 2012

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We’re at that stage. It’s the one where you feel the need to gather your siblings and have conversations about your parents. The trip to my husband’s home over Thanksgiving confirmed our suspicions. His parents’ health is declining, and they need help with basic needs. All around us, friends are having these same conversations in […]

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