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MS: Barbour Dances With the One Who Brought Him

Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour, the man who ignores the plight of sexually abused children, is stepping up to defend his one-time employer: the tobacco lobby. When a bill passed in Mississippi to eliminate the grocery tax by increasing the cigarette tax, Barbour vetoed it. Now he has vetoed a second bill that would cut the grocery tax in half by increasing the cigarette tax. The grocery tax in Mississippi is 7%. But, hey, picking between families putting food on the table and your corrupt former bosses is easy, isn't it Haley?