Mississippi Center for Public Policy

Friday, July 25, 2014

MCPP Commentary

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MCPP On The Radio

See the schedules for Vital Signs Commentaries by Forest Thigpen on radio stations throughout Mississippi....
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RFRA: The Civil Rights Act of First Amendment Law

Before the year began, many legislators were expecting a relatively noncontroversial session. This was, perhaps, wishful thinking. But one bill that did not seem controversial was SB 2681, the Mississippi Religious Freedom Restoration Act (MS-RFRA)....
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Federal Gov't Bigger Than Ever, Problems Still Exist

Last year, the federal government took in more money than any year in history - $2.7 trillion. The federal government also spent more money than any year in history - $3.7 trillion. We spent a trillion dollars more last year than we spent in 2006, just seven years...
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Government is Not the Solution

Too many people in our country - including some who say they're conservative - have fallen into the trap of thinking that the only way to fix our problems is to corral all the elements of those problems and place them under the control of the government....
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MCPP 20th Anniversary Celebration

This year, our organization is celebrating out twentieth anniversary, and I invite you to help us celebrate this milestone....
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Friedman on Freedom

Nobel Prize-winning economist Milton Friedman coined the adage, "There's no such thing as a free lunch." What he meant, of course, is that nothing in life is free. When we get a product or service we call "free," it simply means that someone else paid for it....
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Supreme Court Rulings on Same-Sex Marriage Have Major Consequences

The U.S. Supreme Court did NOT create a fundamental right for same-sex couples to marry. Mississippi's laws regarding the definition of marriage are not affected by these rulings. In fact, the Court seemed to reinforce the right of states to define marriage for...
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How Poverty Programs Grow

Government poverty programs usually start with a small nucleus of people who, most everyone agrees, really need help....
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Medicaid Expansion Adds to Kids' Debt

Most rational people are concerned about the unconscionable burden of debt being placed on our children and grandchildren by the federal government. The explosion in federal spending is largely due to the rapid and unsustainable growth in entitlement programs....
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Ask the Right Questions

When legislators or the public consider a new government program, the first thought is usually, "How can we make this work best?" Instead, the first question should be, "Is this something government should be doing at all?"...

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