Taking charge of the future in the upcoming year

Special to The Mississippi Press

South Mississippians are resilient and strong. We are unafraid to step up to a challenge, especially when our country’s future is at stake.

In 2010, our national deficit reached a record $1.5 trillion. Our crushing debt neared $14 trillion, and interest on the debt alone has taken up a growing share of our budget.

President Obama’s failed stimulus package of 2009, rubber-stamped by the Democratic-led Congress, was delivered with promises to keep unemployment from going above 8 percent.