On Tuesday MCEA met with a group of citizens in Southaven Mississippi to discuss state policy and how those policies effect their businesses. Attendees were most interested in tax issues passed by the legislature and future issues related to taxes for 2012 and beyond. Marvin Cox, the current Chair of the Mississippi Tea Party Association, was in attendance and also had the opportunity to address the group.
MCEA outlined the effect of inventory taxes on small businesses and manufacturers and how these taxes can be reduced by income tax rebates if the state legislature would only cooperate. This group of fiery individuals were attuned to the policies supported by their local officials as well as their legislators in Jackson. This group makes it a point to seek out their officials’ position and hold them accountable to votes made in Jackson.
MCEA met with this group for nearly 2 hours discussing policy and predictions of future policy. The group committed to continue to increase their involvement in educating the public through their grassroots network.