Tuesday, 26 July 2011 13:23
New Orleans Mayor Landrieu Backs Obama In Debt Ceiling Crises
Written by 

New Orleans Democrat Mayor, Mitch Landrieu, jumped into the highly controversial national debate today by issuing this statement following a speech by President Barrack Obama last night calling for immediate action and Congressional cooperation to raise the debt ceiling and address the federal deficit:

 “Now is the time for all parties in Washington to work in a bipartisan way to raise the debt ceiling and reduce the deficit in a balanced way with a focus on investing in job creation.

 “Last night, President Obama once again demonstrated that he clearly understands that the key to winning the future includes a renewed commitment to fiscal responsibility. New Orleanians and residents in cities across our country can’t afford to let the partisan politics of Washington, D.C., dictate whether or not the United States meets its financial obligations and whether we can meet the needs of the future.  We in New Orleans certainly cannot afford the consequences of a downgraded credit rating or government shutdown if the country defaults on its debt. 

“The most important thing we can do to spur the economy is develop a national strategy that includes a balanced approach to reducing our nation’s deficit and investments in job creation.  All levels of government must get leaner and more efficient, but cuts must be thoughtful and balanced, and we must cut smart, reorganize, and invest for the future. A cuts-only approach to reducing the deficit will hamper our ability to prosper—it could mean less funding for infrastructure and recovery projects, less CDBG funding for recreation and blight-fighting initiatives, less money for important federal initiatives like dredging the Mississippi River and coastal restoration, and less funding for public safety programs like COPS. This type of approach could have catastrophic effects on cities like New Orleans.   

“President Obama continues to reiterate his commitment to New Orleans, and I am sure that his plans to reduce the deficit while increasing government efficiency will help spur the revitalization of our economy and quality of life.”


Political Games Continue to Be Basis for GOP Rejection of Debt Deals (ContributorNetwork)

Obama, Boehner stymied by their own parties in debt talks (Exclusive to Yahoo! News)

Obama, Boehner stymied (Exclusive to Yahoo! News)

Six Possible Paths Ahead in the Debt-Ceiling Debate (

Obama and Boehner Give Dueling Speeches on the Debt Crisis (ContributorNetwork)

Obama and Boehner Give Dueling Speeches on the Debt Crisis


Facebook Login

Bayoubuzz Newsletter - Sign Up Below


Also Click here and Join:

Louisiana Politics And Government

LouisianaPoliticsAnd Government
Join Bayoubuzz'sLouisianaPolitics and Government community is a social media site that is designed to help connect people, government and politics in Louisiana.



Scroll the items below down to see updated content


Login to post comments
  • A July 4th Fact of Facts: America is Land of Immigrants
  • Poll: Trump strong on jobs, weak on tweets, viewed as reckless, thin-skinned, sexist
  • President Trump, It doesn't feel like Independence Day
  • YIPPIE! The naked truth about free speech, cherished especially on Independence Day

mass2On July 4, 1778, George Washington doubled liquor rations for the soldiers quartered in Princeton, NJ, as a way to celebrate Independence Day. It’s fitting, therefore, that the Fourth of July is America's top-selling beer holiday, according to the Beer Institute. It estimated, in 2013, that sales of beer on the 4th could total $1 billion, doubtlessly higher today. “In moderation,” claims a CA brewery investor, Grover McKean, “beer is tasty and healthy.” Who could disagree?

Read More

joe mikaAs Donald Trump faces the top world leaders this week, including a face-time with Vladimir Putin, and as his healthcare proposals face an uphill climb, his poll numbers for how the nation views him could be better.

According to a morning Consult/Politico poll released Wednesday morning, his tweets, including that against MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski, and his personality are not helping him, at all.

Read More

indy dayII know the calendar says we are approaching the 4th of July, but, it just doesn’t feel like Independence Day.

Perhaps it should.  It’s hot as heck.  The airlines have been packed. The hot dogs are ready for grilling.  The umps are saying, "play ball". The patriotic activities are scheduled. The fireworks are ready-for-blasting. 

Yet, it just doesn’t feel like independence day.

Read More

bill rights2To President Thomas Jefferson, July 4th celebrated more than the signing of the Declaration of Independence. He thought it was a link to the future. The message prominent colonists sent to King George III led to the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, the initial and most prominent feature of which is the First Amendment that guarantees free speech. It’s part of the country’s fundamental essence that each man and woman can say what they feel about government, or anything else, proving President Donald Trump needs some civics lessons.

Read More


Dead Pelican

Optimized-DeadPelican2 1 1