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When a Trust Doesn’t Count for Medicaid Eligibility

Donna came in to talk about how to pay for her mother’s nursing home care, specifically Medicaid eligibility.  She was concerned that her mother, Evelyn, had been named beneficiary of a trust created by her grandmother.  The trust had been making payments to her mother for living expenses over the years.  Upon review of the trust, I was pleased to tell her that the funds in the trust for her mother’s benefit would not prevent Evelyn from becoming eligible for Medicaid assistance, and would not even be required to be spent for nursing home costs.
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Christ Covenant School Hosts Own “Shark Tank” To Promote Business

Special to BAMSouth.com
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You Lie In the Bed You Make: How Clinton (and the DNC) Created #BernieOrBust

Hillary Clinton acts as if the presidency is an entitlement, and that really shined through in a recent interview with Chris Cuomo for CNN.
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How Mississippi is Doing the Right Thing for the Wrong Reasons

Once again, Mississippi has fallen into the national limelight in a negative way.
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“White Privilege II” and Liberty

Macklemore, the white rap artist from Seattle, recently released a song titled “White privilege II.” In it, he attempts to grapple with complex issues of racial inequity, privilege, and justice from the unique perspective of a white artist in a predominantly black industry. The song is almost nine minutes long, so it’s a quite dense, thought provoking manifesto that gets many things right and many things wrong. Because of its length, density, and breadth of topic, it is necessary to analyze the song verse by verse, much the same way a literary critic would analyze poetry.

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Power And Hate: The Trump Candidacy And Modern Standards

On the evening of March 11, massive protests erupted at a Donald Trump rally in Chicago, Illinois. After months of some of the most divisive, hate filled rhetoric that I’ve ever heard, protesters succeeded in shutting down a rally.
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Just Stop: An Open Letter To Fellow Voters For Super Tuesday

It’s almost here, Mississippi.
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A Hope For the Future Of Liberty

While the mainstream media continued to give wall-to-wall coverage of the authoritarian populism currently engulfing both major political parties over the weekend, something quite different was happening in Washington, D.C.: the annual International Students for Liberty Conference (ISFLC).
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Why I Support Bernie Sanders

Everyone has heard the quote, “Insanity is doing the same thing over and  again and expecting different results.”

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The Hospitality State…For Some

As reported in state and local media outlets, the Mississippi Legislature last week approved a $274 million economic incentive package for two companies to expand their operations here in the Hospitality State. $263 million of this goes to a foreign tire manufacturer to build a tire manufacturing facility in rural Hinds County. This incentive package includes the purchasing of land, the clearing of land, paving roads, as well as something the legislators call tax incentives.
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