In this exclusive, first ever DHM blogcast, Dark Horse Mississippi takes a detailed look at Governor Phil Bryant's economic record, using satellite images to show the "graveyard" of factories and other employers that have significantly reduced their workforce or closed down entirely under Governor Bryant.
Two themes emerge in Governor Bryant's economy: 1) the corporate cronyism that caused Mississippi taxpayers to be cheated out of tens of millions of dollars by risky companies like Twin Creeks Technologies in Senatobia and Handy Hardware in Meridian; and 2) the withering or dying of important corporate citizens such as Viking Range in Greenwood, Huntington Ingalls in Gulfport, and Lane Furniture in Saltillo.
Governor Bryant claims job gains during his administration, but this video proves him wrong on many levels. If you pay close attention, Bryant never touts a "net job gain." Instead, Bryant claims that economic stimulus initiated by his administration led to the attraction of a few thousand new jobs, but Bryant's figures do not account for jobs lost. Bryant is like the gambler who only remembers the last hand.