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"My platform is based on individual, corporate and government responsibility, with checks to keep them all in balance. I believe in less government interference in business and don't believe we should participate in an escalating tax system that creates a mammoth machine that controls every aspect of our personal lives. I am a conservative with traditional Mississippi family values and I intend to make certain my children inherit a state that is fiscally sound." Tyner said he is seeking the Republican nomination for Governor because he believes "that Mississippi Republicans deserve an opportunity to vote for a candidate who has lived and worked in the state all his life. I didn't come home to run for the office of the Governor of Mississippi, I am at home. Mississippi is a proud state and is made of a diverse group of hard working God fearing citizens that deserve a strong leader."
Tyner Proposes Specific Policy Changes in His Gubernatorial Bid.
(Jackson, MS) Tyner outlined his platform and some of the specific
proposals for reforming state Government, mentioning that the public is
tired of hearing the rhetoric and wants specific policy provisions so
they can select the best candidate to lead this state.
Tyner has consistently maintained that in order to get back on the
right track, we must get back to Traditional Mississippi Family Values
which is the 1st plank in his platform. At speaking
engagements and debates all over Mississippi, Tyner has announced his
platform as follows:
1.) God & Family. Return to an emphasis on
traditional Mississippi Family Values to correct other social
and economic ills that plague our State & Nation.
2.) Education. Tyner has maintained that the single
issue that separates our country apart from every other nation
in world is a strong public school education that is accessible
to all regardless of their nationality or socioeconomic status.
3.) Economic Developments. Tyner has stated repeatedly
that his emphasis on economic development is to realigned all
development projects to support Mississippi small businesses on
an equal footing with regard to cash benefits and tax breaks.
4.) Crime. Tyner believes in supporting law
enforcement through increased wages, training and state of the
1.) Family Values. Tyner has proposed that we shrink
government and government welfare so that more resources are
available on the local level. "Our churches, synagogues and
community action groups are much better equipped to provide
social services rather than the government. Mississippi is at
the top of all polls concerning generosity and will always take
care of the sick, the poor, the hungry and the homeless.
Continuing to grow government to handle these mattes will lead
to an increase in taxes, which will cut the availability of
resources on the local level to provide these services.
Furthermore, the bureaucracy associated with government welfare
makes it almost impossible to make the recipients accountable.
When these services are provided on the local level, those
administering the benefits have first hand knowledge of the
needs and whether or not the beneficiary is abusing the
available support." Of course, corporate welfare should be
eliminated as well. Only those corporations that can afford high
priced lobbyists receive our tax dollars through corporate
2.) Education: Parental involvement works. Private
schools are successful because of parental involvement in policy
decisions both large and small. In studying the differences
between failing schools and those that are remarkably
successful, the largest difference appears to be parental
involvement in the school’s policy decisions as well as the
parents involvement with the child’s homework and extra
curricular activities. Therefore, I propose the following:
1.) As Governor I will insist that all public
schools provide for parental involvement in policy
decisions by requiring a Board of Trustees made of
2.) Draft legislation that allows a parent a tax credit
if they donate money directly to their public
school of choice, implementing a limitation on the amount
of credit available.
3.) Encourage the development of online classrooms
where a parent can access the progress, assignments and
curriculum for every class in which their child is
enrolled. In this manner, if a student starts falling
behind, the parents will know it immediately rather than
getting a surprise during regular reporting times.
Allowing the parents insight to the teacher planning of
lessons will also allow them to volunteer to assist the
teacher when the parent has special knowledge that might
assist the entire classroom of students.
4.) Economic Development: The state should not be in the
economic development business other than to provide the infrastructure
necessary to attract good industry and service businesses to our state.
Additionally, existing small businesses should not be forced to compete
with big businesses that are supported by the state through cash
incentive, workforce training and tax credits. I therefore propose the
1.) We emphasize assisting our own Mississippi
Businesses and their expansion opportunities as a priority
over attracting new businesses. We can grow our current Mississippi
small businesses to add jobs instead of just
bringing in new business.
2.) Enact laws that prevent the government from giving
tax incentives and cash benefits to any business that will
be competing with small businesses already in existence in
Mississippi for 5 years or more, without giving the same
benefits to the existing businesses.
3.) Emphasize the infrastructure of Mississippi as a
reason to do business here (such as transpiration, trained
workforce, lower taxes for all business and a state
where people want to live because of our quality of life)
rather than bribing industry to come here with tax
incentives and cash benefits. This will provide for slow,
steady, sustained growth rather than artificial growth
controlled by government.
5.) Crime: I propose the following specifics to address Crime
. White Collar/Corporate Crime: Recently,
thousands of Mississippians saw their retirement
accounts wiped out by corporate fraud from the likes
of Enron, Worldcom, Tyco, etc. The depth of the
fraud was incredible including the "buying
off" of the brokerage houses and accounting
firm to create mythical balance sheets and books. I
propose that we adopt similar legislation to that of
Florida where the brokerage houses who are involved
in the deception will be responsible for replacing
those retirement accounts and other accounts
devastated by these types of corporate misconduct.
2. Violent Crime: Enact a criminal statue
to deal with the crime of killing an unborn child
such as in the case of Laci Peterson, so that the
murder of the child and/or mother may be prosecuted
with the same penalties. The crimes could be
prosecuted together or separately.
3. Crime Lab: Adequate funding and
training for our crime lab. It must be expanded to
deal with the volume of evidence that needs to be
authenticated properly. Currently we are using out
of state labs and don’t even have a forensic
pathologist capable of performing some of the more
advanced DNA testing needed in today’s courtrooms.
Part of the backlog of criminal cases is caused by
the lack of resources and personnel at our state