Louisiana Senate new "independence" symbolic, little substance

Thursday, 11 June 2015 13:10

alarioThe populism intertwined in Louisiana’s political culture contains a fatal conceit that has held back the state for so long, which expressed itself in the Senate’s decision henceforth to hold secret ballots for Senate leaders that ultimately will change little, and perhaps for the worse, because the problems deemed solved by this do not come from outside the Legislature, but from within its own members.

Louisiana Democrats claim Jindal-Norquist’s SAVE budget gimmick looks lost
Thursday, 11 June 2015 10:49 Written by

la-demos2According to the Louisiana Democratic Party, the much-discussed SAVE budget gimmick which would balance the budget through a gimmick, allowing Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal to claim no taxes were raised during the ongoing legislative session is losing ground.

Did House Republicans really grovel to Norquist in Jindal budget letter?
Wednesday, 10 June 2015 12:38 Written by

jindal-angryby Tom Aswell, Publisher of Louisiana Voice
Twenty-four hours of reflection and some well-chosen observations from retired State Budget Director Stephen Winham have us now considering the possibility that the letter from those 11 Republican Louisiana House members seeking advice on the controversial SAVE bill may not have been so much a capitulation to Grover Norquist as it was a set up that left Bobby Jindal looking like the fool he is on the eve of his formal entry into the GOP presidential sweepstakes.

Some republicans are ducking conservative principles this Louisiana legislative session
Wednesday, 10 June 2015 12:28 Written by

Louisiana capitolFrom comments proffered by state Rep. Lance Harris, leader of the GOP House delegation, at a meeting of Baton Rouge Republicans, we can draw two conclusions: level of government, national or state, doesn’t affect the tendency for party leaders in elected offices to lose touch with the people that elected them and that it takes some self-deception and delusion to hold that office, that personifies the products of this year’s session of the Legislature stemming from the state’s political culture.

I feel hit by a Norquist, JIndal tax-scheme fraud and feel threatened by a veto extortion
Wednesday, 10 June 2015 09:49 Written by

gov-mansion-xmas“If we are honest with ourselves, we can all agree that too many of those stereotypes rang true. In our past, too many of our politicians looked out for themselves. Too many arms of state and local government did not get results. And the world took note. Those stereotypes cost us credibility. They cost us investment. They cost us jobs.”—Governor Bobby Jindal, January 2008, Inauguration address

 I don't know about you.  But, being honest with myself, I feel hit by a Grover Norquist and Bobby Jindal tax-scheme fraud.  Being further honest, I feel threatened by what I call a Jindal veto-extortion.  

Kate Middleton's photo of Charlotte telegraphs the truthers
Tuesday, 09 June 2015 20:54 Written by

kate-babyThe disinformation campaign has started!

If you go by The Telegraph, it involves the pretty baby and “the ugly truth.”

Leadership in Crises: Bobby Jindal's fatal attraction
Tuesday, 09 June 2015 13:52 Written by

jindal-attractionLouisiana Governor Bobby Jindal will make his big presidential campaign announcement onJune 24 in Kenner’s Pontchartrain Center.  According to his aide, Timmy Teepel, the location was ideal for attendees traveling from New Orleans and elsewhere. Jindal will join the ever-growing ranks of candidates, which could total 16 or more by the end of July. 

So what’s Gumbo PAC’s “Anybody But Vitter”, anyway?
Tuesday, 09 June 2015 12:21


Anybody but Vitter?

Louisiana budget, veto threats, Jindal-Norquist SAVE tiffs coming to head
Tuesday, 09 June 2015 11:00 Written by

JINDAL-NORQUISTThe end is near

The Louisiana Legislature wraps up its 2015 session on Thursday, June 11 at 6 p.m.  Ask any legislator, and he or she will say it has not been fun.

Interview with Greg Hilburn of News Star: The Louisiana budget solution that wasn’t
Tuesday, 09 June 2015 09:05 Written by

hilburnCan Louisiana balance its budget involving $1.6 billion deficit with its governor, Bobby Jindal, obviously running for president and threatening a veto and with legislators, mainly in the House of Representatives, threatening to override any veto?


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