Friday, May 3, 2019

Read & Weep: State GDP Lags

Mississippi had the sixth-sluggish economy from 2017 to 2018 out of fifty states The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis stated the dismal findings in State GDP report issued Wednesday.




Unfortunately, Mississippi ranked last among all Southeastern states from 2015 to 2018.   The report is posted below. 


30 comments:

Anonymous said...

Weez po

Anonymous said...

Remain calm...All is well.

Anonymous said...

Sluggish, my ass! Not a damned one of us who is either happily employed or successfully retired gives a shit and we've been cruising right along. Pay no attention to damned reports like that.

You'll also notice that cemetery plots are becoming more unavailable if you want a Wednesday burial. Don't fall for the bullshit. You can still find a pineapple milk shake in most cities.

But, you can look for the regular dooms-dayers on here like Pitiful Pander to tell us the fucking sky is falling. And if HE doesn't, Kingfish will.

Anonymous said...

Phil Bryant said in a public talk that there is no brain drain in Mississippi.

There is only one reason we are lagging the surrounding states....Mississippians are taking themselves, their families and their money to those other states for a better life. And I don't blame them.

Anonymous said...

But TATER is going to save us all and grow Mississippi....

Or not... lol

Anonymous said...

Yes. Mississippi has it's shares of problems. One which is the education system. Unless you live in NE Jackson or parts of Madison you will always remain lower middle class or poor. It's really unfortunate that we provide such little opportunity to our youth. I moved to NE Jackson from Massachusetts 6 years ago. My first thought was why in the crap do my neighbors send there son and daughter to a Northeast birding school. Well, after seeing the schools here I knew the answer. It's almost like college is for athletics only. Very odd!!! What about progress and I'm not talking about the state flag.

Anonymous said...

This is Philbilly and Tater Tot running our state in the ground, while they spew bullshit about what a great state we are and pick stupid battles to distract from real problems. Love this state.

Anonymous said...

No doubt it must be sluggish because we haven't jacked up taxes high enough and gone way deeper on the giveaways. While we're at it we must, must, must work harder to chase away employers. That always pumps up a state's GDP.

Anonymous said...

3:40, just wait until the momentum created by Sen. Cochran runs out, and you'll see what a state economy looks like when the federal money spigot dries up.

Anonymous said...

Tate gonna fix it.

Tho since he’s been Lt Gov with a solid GOP legislature, I’m unclear what additional powers the office of governor will provide him to bring prosperity to the state.

Anonymous said...

With no disrespect to Phil and Tate, but they are a great example of the brain drain. In other states they could not be elected dog catcher but they are our best. 90% of our brightest leave the State each year after college.A few stay home but fewer each year. Our numbers are so poor for we have too many that are unproductive people. Nothing will change this trend; been in place way too long.

Anonymous said...

"My first thought was why in the crap do my neighbors send there son and daughter to a Northeast birding school."

My first guess is so that the kids learn the difference between "there" and "their" and use them correctly. Little things like that matter to employers.

Anonymous said...

“Jim Hood won’t fix the economy, but I will”...Tater

Wait a minute, hasn't Tater been more involved in MS’s current economy policy than the state’s top law enforcement officer?

Hmm....let’s compare: the state’s top legislator, who makes the actual policy, VERSUS the AG, who enforces those laws.......

Yea, let’s blame the enforcer and not the creator.

Anonymous said...

We don’t work together.

In the old days whites and blacks helped each other and more was done for the poor. It was almost like Christians doing things.

Now it’s separate, unequal, and hateful.

Anonymous said...

For all the Tater/Phil haters, many probably paid, that want to complain that over the last eight years Mississippi hasn't increased from 50th to be in the top 10, hold on a minute. Unlike some states (NY is a great example with all its advantages) that are moving down, at least MS is moving in the right direction and by this measurement we are no longer 50th but now 44th. Improvement - little, yes. But considering what has gone on for the 100 years prior to this century and where we started from, this ain't terrible. (And, of course, never said because it just isn't right to bring it up, the demographics of our state don't help when trying to make any improvements.)

Anonymous said...

It won’t matter if Tate, Waller or Hood wins, this won’t turn around until we have a metro area where young people
And families want to move and outside companies want to put jobs.

Anonymous said...

Tough news for the GOP. Build a wall around this trash state.

Anonymous said...

Wait a minute 7:58, we are 44th in exactly what? If we had moved up from 50 in anything Phil and Tate would have blown up the airwaves.

Anonymous said...

Let's all remember if the federal government was to cut Mississippi off, it would have to be annexed by the four neighbor states. If Tater is elected he will probably piss them off and they might just do it.

Anonymous said...

This is a culture problem. We are more concerned with athletic departments at our local schools that we lose focus on issues such as vocations and looking out for each person and not just pushing everyone into attending universities. It's a small mentality this state has.

Anonymous said...

We need more cheap farm land and more mules to plow it. Our leaders could relate to our economic status with a pencil and paper.

Anonymous said...

8:40 - Not that you can, but please tell us the last time young people and businesses wanted to move to Jackson.

Multiple Choice: 1959....1967....1971....none of the above....all of the above.

Anonymous said...

Blame the GOP all you want, but many of the states with strong GDP have GOP leadership. I'm not saying Phil and Tate are great (they aren't), but many leave MS because of the danger of Jackson and the third world nature of it. If anything, blame Lumumba, Stokes, Judge Green, etc. Madison is an oasis in an otherwise impoverished state. I am in my 20's and have moved out of state where I will stay.
All that said, I do think Bill Waller will address concerns and help move MS forward. You Mississippians need to elect him.

Anonymous said...

Lower our GDP?
JIM HOOD WON’T... BUT I WILL.
-Tater

Anonymous said...

All that said, I do think Bill Waller will address concerns and help move MS forward. You Mississippians need to elect him.

You know nothing about Waller on which to provide a recommendation.

Anonymous said...

I think Bill Waller will improve our state in many ways. Reeves is an egotistical, mean-spirited, little man. We can do much better. Vote Waller!

Anonymous said...

People leave here and don't come back because our largest employer is the government and it is run by idiots who put their campaign contributors, relatives and mistresses in every available job opening, regardless of whether they know how/want to work. I've repeatedly seen high caliber talent in their 30s and 40s come here and then leave in disgust after they were frozen out by the Mafia of Dunces and passed over in favor of Rep. Jo Bob's idiot nephew.

Our politicians might give lip service to brain drain, but they absolutely depend on it to stay in office. No one with any sense would tolerate this Boss Hog/Jerry Fallwell clown show we call leadership. We've got government by the morons for the morons, and anyone who tries to do anything different is going to be run out of town.

Rod Knox said...

I'll vote for you 11:42. Hell, I'll throw a few dollars your way to campaign. Just run for something. Anything. The Boss Hogg/Jerry Fallwell team will continue to keep the state at the bottom of the pit with the average Mississippian scrambling to get by until the media and press drop their support of the GOOD OLE BOYS/DIXIE MAFIA.

.

Anonymous said...

11;42....well done

Anonymous said...

4:28-what’s a birding school?

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