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Old 09-03-2022, 10:06 AM
 
Location: NE Mississippi
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I just quoted facts. I never pointed a finger at a specific political party...............
LOL! Oh, REAAAAAALY!
Of your 7,700 posts probably 30% are attacking Republicans or non-Democrats in some way but this time you were not pointing fingers! Just stating facts.
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Old 09-03-2022, 04:01 PM
 
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LOL! Oh, REAAAAAALY!
Of your 7,700 posts probably 30% are attacking Republicans or non-Democrats in some way but this time you were not pointing fingers! Just stating facts.

Facts are facts .... if the shoe fits ... wear it.
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Old 09-05-2022, 10:25 PM
 
Location: 78745
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My guess is the people who could afford to leave Jackson left, leaving the city with a virtually dilapidated tax base and very little funds to make any kind of improvements to make Jackson a better place. It looks like Jackson could do what Detroit did and file for bankruptcy.
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Old 09-06-2022, 12:40 AM
 
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My guess is the people who could afford to leave Jackson left, leaving the city with a virtually dilapidated tax base and very little funds to make any kind of improvements to make Jackson a better place. It looks like Jackson could do what Detroit did and file for bankruptcy.
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This May 2021 post seemed appropriate for a Flashback Friday publication. The media is running wild with the narrative that white flight - and later black flight - destroyed Jackson's finances. Jackson's annual audits show such is not the case but hey, since when did the media care about getting the facts right? Throw in the fact that most reporters don't know how to read income statements or balance sheets and presto, you wind up with a distorted narrative.
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Old 09-06-2022, 09:32 AM
 
Location: Jack-town, Sip by way of TN, AL and FL
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Then there is Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann (R) that wants the city airport for the state saying he will provide infrastructure money if the city gives the airport to the state.
This was always the best idea of all of them. State (or the new state-backed airport authority, whoever) should buy the airport from the city of Jackson. State gets the airport, Jackson gets the cash.
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Old 09-07-2022, 12:29 PM
 
Location: Johns Island
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This was always the best idea of all of them. State (or the new state-backed airport authority, whoever) should buy the airport from the city of Jackson. State gets the airport, Jackson gets the cash.
The state never offered to BUY the airport. They expect it to be GIVEN.

And holding unrelated financial support hostage to try to get the airport is not "good politics." It's blackmail.
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Old 09-08-2022, 11:08 PM
 
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Jackson's per capita income is virtually identical to Gulfport, Meridian, Columbus, Vicksburg, Laurel, and Hattiesburg. Jackson is the only one of these that is falling apart.

Laurel has a national tv show. Columbus was featured on 60 Minutes for its economic development. Hattiesburg is thriving. Meridian's downtown is making a huge transformation. Gulfport is doing well. Jackson's problem isn't income levels, it is several decades of corrupt and incompetent leadership.

There have been exceptions. In 2009 Jackson had just 37 homicides, compared to 150 per year now. The mayor Frank Melton had been in office for four years by then and his focus was public safety. Obviously he succeeded with probably fewer funds than Jackson has today.

It's time for Democrat leaders in Mississippi to take the side of average citizens and stand up for public safety, good roads, and working systems such as water and sewer. This means publicly criticizing corrupt leaders who aren't getting the job done in their own party, and collaborating with responsible, honest individual Republicans who take an interest in solving real problems. This kind of racial and political collaboration would be a massive breath of fresh air in Mississippi. It's beyond time.
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Old 09-09-2022, 08:17 AM
 
Location: Alabama
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It's time for Democrat leaders in Mississippi to take the side of average citizens
Whoa Chief, let me stop you right there.

AIN'T HAP'NIN'!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 09-09-2022, 10:51 AM
 
Location: Johns Island
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There have been exceptions. In 2009 Jackson had just 37 homicides, compared to 150 per year now. The mayor Frank Melton had been in office for four years by then and his focus was public safety. Obviously he succeeded with probably fewer funds than Jackson has today.
Not that simple. Melton was an obvious drunk, who aligned himself with one set of gang members who became his enforcers. That gang then used that alliance to prey on other gangs with impunity. That can't happen, and is most of the reason he got voted out.

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It's time for Democrat leaders in Mississippi to take the side of average citizens and stand up for public safety, good roads, and working systems such as water and sewer. This means publicly criticizing corrupt leaders who aren't getting the job done in their own party,
I 100% agree with this!

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and collaborating with responsible, honest individual Republicans who take an interest in solving real problems.
That guy doesn't exist. Republicans in Mississippi care only about policing what happens in people's bedrooms, and dog whistling the same code words to make whites fearful of black people. I have yet to see Mississippi Republicans present an ACTUAL PLAN to fix anything.
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Old 09-09-2022, 03:39 PM
 
Location: NE Mississippi
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......... I have yet to see Mississippi Republicans present an ACTUAL PLAN to fix anything.
Probably a good point.
The Dems in Jackson were given the money, but without a plan from Republicans just could not figure out how to get it done.
So. Y'all voting for Republicans next time?
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