MSGOP Update – Mar 12

Today’s update includes info on a recent Medicaid related poll, a bill concerning public corruption and an op-ed on gun rights by Congressman Steven Palazzo.


Medicaid Expansion

Republicans across Mississippi support and appreciate the efforts of Governor Phil Bryant, Lt. Governor Tate Reeves and Speaker Philip Gunn to oppose the expansion of Medicaid rolls in our state. A recent poll shows a significant majority of Mississippi Republicans support our MSGOP leaders in their opposition to the expansion of Medicaid. The poll shows that more than 75% oppose the expansion of Medicaid enrollment as permitted by Obamacare.

In addition, the Congressional budget, which promotes the repeal of Obamacare, proves that the concerns about the Federal Government paying for Medicaid expansion are valid.

“I appreciate Congressional Republicans, including our delegation, for taking a stand against out of control spending that would pass additional debt to our children and grandchildren,” said Governor Bryant. “Our nation is already saddled with more than $16.6 trillion in debt, and the Government Accountability Office has agreed with calculations that ObamaCare will heap an additional $6.2 trillion on to that figure. Congressional Republicans understand that the federal government cannot afford the promises of ObamaCare. I continue to believe that Mississippi should not expand Medicaid because doing so would result in tax increases for hardworking Mississippians or cuts to critical spending in areas like education, public safety and economic development.”



Lt. Governor Tate Reeves

On Saturday, Lt. Governor Tate Reeves led a prayer for the state of Mississippi during the 9th Hour Movement in Jackson.


Senator Longwitz Authors Bill to Curb Public Corruption 

SB 2625 says that non-adjudication is not available to those convicted of public trust crimes. In other words, their record can’t be wiped clean for them to steal taxpayer money again. The bill also says public trust violators can’t be hired for state jobs.

“Right now, public employees can get convicted of stealing taxpayer money, receive a slap on the wrist, and be hired again to do the same thing. A bill I authored in the Mississippi Legislature would put an end to this cycle of corruption,” Said Longwitz. For more information click HERE.


Guns are a Way of Life, A Protected Right

(An op-ed by Congressman Steven Palazzo)

Thomas Jefferson once said, “No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms. The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.” Truer words were never spoken. The right to bear arms is not only a founding principle of our country, it is a preserving principle. Without this right, what is to keep the Government from devolving further and infringing on other God-given rights? Read the Entire Article HERE.


As always, thank you for your support of our Party,

Brandon Payne
Executive Director

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