As anticipated, the Louisiana Republican Party leaders have taken credit for stopping the invading army of tax hogs descending upon the state. After the prior special session, despite a GOP-Democratic-Edwards coalition, they pinned the tax tale increase solely on John Bel Edwards and his band of donkeys. Today, via email, the party said:
The “Brexit” vote?
It’s the immigration issue, stupid.
It is also democracy in action, proving that the right to vote, especially on one’s national fate, can trump the odds.
Newspapers are in trouble all across America. A recent ax to fall is in New Orleans where The Times-Picayune has cut back to publishing three days a week. The reason is simple economics. Since Katrina in 2005, The Times-Picayune daily circulation has dropped by more than half, from 261,000 subscriptions to a current low of 106,000.
After two special sessions and a regular session, Louisiana legislators adjourned leaving the state’s TOPS program decimated. The successful scholarship program will be targeted with a massive 30% cut for the next fiscal year.
Who has a dream?
How about a dream that everyone obeys the laws?
That’s a good dream, but U.S. President Obama and the Democratic Party don’t share it.