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The Real Tate Reeves


The Real Tate Reeves


Tate Reeves, like a lot of establishment Republicans has been lying to us about who he is. His facebook page once touted him as "a proven conservative!" Hocky Puck, Tate Reeves may as well be a Democrat.

We fought for control of the Mississippi House of Representatives, because Democrat Billy McCoy who was a long time Speaker there and would kill all of the good common sense legislation that would actually benefit the people of Mississippi. Billy McCoy did this by assigning bills he did not like to a committee that he knew would not pass them out, thus killing the bill. We worked hard to "Fire Billy McCoy" and were successful, but now we have the same problem with Tate Reeves in the Mississippi Senate.

Tate Reeves says that he is against Common Core for example. But he is responsible for killing SB2318, SB2526 SB2632, bills which would have effectively curtailed Common Core in Mississippi's public schools.

The people of Mississippi elected a Republican Senate and have a right to expect that body to act in conservative manner.

Tate Reeves has violated the will of Mississippi voters by:

1. Giving 18 of 42 Committee Chairs to Democrats or appointing Vice Chairs from both parties. (43%)

2. Killing 766 of 1002 bills submitted by MS Senators representing the people in their district. (76%)

Tate Reeves thinks he should decide what laws are passed instead of the Senators we elected to serve us?

Does he think he's in Washington already?

The Mississippi Lt Governor predetermines whether a bill will become law based on the committee he assigns it to and the instructions he gives to that committee chair.

Tate Reeves killed these bills -




Legislature; reduce size beginning with 2015 statewide general election

02/04 (S) Died In Committee


Public assistance benefits; require applicants to submit to drug screening and testing to qualify.

02/04 (S) Died In Committee


Student athletes; require automated external defibrillators on high school grounds, cardiac screening and AED training.

02/04 (S) Died In Committee


DUI; increase penalty for 4th and 5th offenses.

02/04 (S) Died In Committee


Veterans Treatment Courts; authorize formation.

02/04 (S) Died In Committee


Income tax; authorize a credit for costs paid by company in relocating national or regional

02/26 (S) Died In Committee


School district consolidation incentive grants; establish program in the State Department of Education.

02/04 (S) Died In Committee


Alcohol-free motor fuels; ensure the availability of.

02/04 (S) Died In Committee


Eminent domain; require disclosure of comparative appraisals to property owner whose property is taken by eminent domain.

02/04 (S) Died In Committee


State income tax deduction; provide for parents who send children to private school or homeschool.


Elections; prohibit candidates from appearing in publicly funded ads during statewide general election years.

03/04 (H) Died In Committee


Health Care Freedom Of Choice Act; enact.

02/04 (S) Died In Committee


Cursive writing; direct State Board of Education to require in elementary education curriculum.

02/04 (S) Died In Committee


State Department of Audit; require an annual audit of each state agency with the cost to be charged to the agency.

02/04 (S) Died In Committee


Health care insurance; no person, employer or health care provider shall be required to participate in any health care plan.

02/04 (S) Died In Committee


Income tax; reduce the rate of tax.

02/26 (S) Died In Committee


"4th Amendment Protection Act"; prohibit any state action which implements the federal NSA program.

02/04 (S) Died In Committee


Public funds; prohibit investment in countries sponsoring terrorism.

02/04 (S) Died In Committee


Legislature; reduce the size of the Legislature after the 2023 election.

02/04 (S) Died In Committee


Health insurance exchange; prohibit State of Mississippi from establishing.

02/04 (S) Died In Committee


Firearms; prohibit state cooperation with federal effort to ban.

02/04 (S) Died In Committee


Income tax; authorize a deduction for certain retrofitting or upgrades to homes in Coastal Area of Mississippi.


Mississippi State Seal; insert "IN GOD WE TRUST."

02/04 (S) Died In Committee


Homeschool students; authorize participation in extracurricular activities in public school.

02/04 (S) Died In Committee


Common Core National Education Standards; prohibit State Board of Education from implementing without full evaluation.

02/04 (S) Died In Committee


Student freedom of religion; protect student association at university/college campus.

02/04 (S) Died In Committee


Common Core National Education Standards and P.A.R.C.C.; prohibit State Board of Education from implementing.

02/04 (S) Died In Committee


Lobbying; prohibit legislator from engaging in for four years after leaving office.

02/04 (S) Died In Committee


Courts; prohibit application of foreign law.

02/04 (S) Died In Committee


Public Purchasing; require competitive bidding for the purchase of telecommunications services by school districts and libraries.

02/04 (S) Died In Committee


Abortion; prohibit where unborn human individual's heartbeat is detected and is 12 weeks or greater gestation.

02/04 (S) Died In Committee


Taking; prohibit state cooperation with federal effort to ban firearms or seize property.

02/04 (S) Died In Committee


Palazzo votes for John Boehner as Speaker PDF Print E-mail

The Hill -  Boehner narrowly reelected speaker of the house

Posted: The New York Times 01/07/15 01:27 PM ET

WASHINGTON — Representative John A. Boehner beat back an embarrassing challenge to his speakership from aggrieved conservatives on Tuesday as Republicans assumed control of both houses of Congress, pledging to restore function and civility to a body that has become a symbol of disorder for most Americans.

Two dozen Republicans voted against Mr. Boehner, and one withheld his support, clouding what should have been a day of euphoria for the party after its definitive midterm election victory. It was the largest number of votes against a speaker from members of his or her own party in at least two decades.

But the defections on the right, which were double what the speaker withstood when he was elected two years ago, illustrated the serious challenges Republicans confront now that they own the political liability that comes with being the majority on Capitol Hill at a time when disgruntled voters are poised to turn against the party in power.

Why We Need to Fire Palazzo PDF Print E-mail

A message from Ron Vincent:

The situation that we have in south Mississippi is typical of what we are facing across the country. For more than twenty years we had a congressional representative that represented the party and not the people. With Steven Palazzo the situation has gotten worse and not better.

  • Steven voted for the continuing resolutions to maintain spending levels. He voted twice to raise the debt ceiling.
  • He voted for the Defense Authorization act. He voted to extend the Patriot Act. He voted for the ‘Super Committee’.  He did this in the face of wide spread opposition from his constituents.
  • In spite of promising  not to do it, he voted for the budget knowing that it would fund Planned Parenthood. The people in south Mississippi are strongly opposed to Federal funding for abortion.
  • He ran on a platform to “Fire Nancy Pelosi”, but votes more like Nancy Pelosi than a conservative congressman. (Now we need to Fire Steven Palazzo!)
  • On many issues even Bennie Thompson has a better voting record than Steven Palazzo. The people of Mississippi deserve better.

Further, Palazzo had been an embarrassment to Mississippi due to the mistakes and missteps he has made since taking office.

  • He continues to have problems with turnover of his staffers.
  • The weekend of the Navy - Southern Miss football game, his staffers rented an apartment in Maryland, in his name. The resulting wild melee required the intervention of the police. The place was so badly trashed that the security deposit was forfeited.
  • He continues to have ethics problems with ownership of his CPA Firm. He abused his congressional staff, using them for babysitting and other personal jobs; another ethics violation. All of this received wide spread coverage in the news media, both in Washington D.C. and in Mississippi.

It is exactly this kind of politics and legislative malfeasance that have bought our country to the verge of collapse. This has to be stopped and reversed! This cannot continue. Even the people in congress admit that this is not sustainable, but they continue the policies that have caused the problems oblivious to the hardship and suffering they are causing. This is precisely what happens when we let the Republican Party choose our elected representatives. If you put clowns in charge, you should not be surprised when a circus breaks out.


We have a chance to strike a blow against the liberal/progressive cancer that has been eating away at our Republic since Woodrow Wilson.  We can do this by electing real Christian conservatives like me to go to congress and add our voice to those like Michelle Bachmann, Jason Chaffetz, Allen West, Paul Ryan and a precious few others who are trying to hold back the on rushing tide of socialism and irresponsible spending, that is destroying our great Nation.

Please help me any way you can.

Thanks for your attention. I hope you all have a happy and prosperous 2015 and may God continue to bless our great Nation.

Ron Vincent


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