From 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.
“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.
Louisiana 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.
The 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.
Can 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?
The Louisiana Democratic Party, as has been the practice over the past couple of weeks of the legislative session, has issued statements regarding Governor Jindal and recent legislative developments in Baton Rouge. Today, the party issued two statements which are below:
This space warned two years ago that the parts of the gun had been made, and implored voters not to put it together. But they either were ignorant of or ignored that and did it. Now the Louisiana Legislature has put the bullet in the chamber, leaving it only in the hands of next year’s new body and governor to fire the bullet into the corpus of the people of Louisiana.
Unquestionably, the Louisiana Legislature has been busy the past two months. Legislators and others have been trying to figure out how to plug a $1.6 billion budget hole for the upcoming fiscal year that begins July 1, 2015.