Inconsistent, at best

Published 12:10 am Sunday, May 2, 2010

Some of our state’s political leaders have decided to oppose the new federal law designed to provide health care insurance options to millions of Americans who did not have the options before.

However, some of the same political leaders jumped quickly to mandate by law that Sstate workers and teachers of Mississippi pay more into their own retirement. Some of these political leaders even opposed raising cigarette taxes far longer than they considered raising state employees’ required contributions — which appears to me to be a “back door” tax.

It seems like some of our political leaders are talking out of both sides of their mouth. Unfortunately, for Mississippi, the present state administration will leave Mississippi in far worse financial shape than it was when it took office. Maybe a new administration will improve our state’s financial situation.

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Sam Corson