Once again, poverty continues to be a metric that business owners and investors look at strongly when looking to invest in the state. So far, Phil Bryant and the Republicans have not done anything noteworthy to get us off the floor. In fact, Bryant and Republican flip-floppers wielding gavels in the legislature now want to pull the plug on state-run policies that are showing early signs of progress.
The nation's unemployment rate is decreasing while Mississippi's unemployment rate remains one of the highest in the United States. The number of uninsured Mississippians is increasing while the rest of the country is going in the right direction. Republicans must live in the land of opposites because I can think of no other explanation as to why they continue to believe our situation as acceptable.