If you’re a college student trying to etch out a career without going bankrupt first due to skyrocketing tuition, don’t worry; If you’re a business person depending upon the tax credit for inventory to get you through the year, no problem; If you’re a member of the working slugs, trying to get medical treatment for your family, don’t sweat it; But, if you are a Louisiana legislator, trying to keep your Capitol part-time job, you’ve got a problem.
The Louisiana legislative session is approaching, the budget is in grave shortfall, revenues enhancers are being considered even by anti-tax republicans, a Governor's race in full bloom--so, is there any politics worth discussing on this cold-dreary-winter day?
Is the Bill Cassidy LSU double-billing controversy jigged or rigged?
Is the "jigged-up" Bill Cassidy LSU double-pay controversy over, dead and gone, as at least one conservative commentator claims? Or, has a just-released LSU audit of the "scandal" that arose during the last moments of the very hotly contested election between former US Senator Mary Landrieu and then US Rreepsentative Cassidy, been rigged due to powerful influences? Apparently, according to the public sentiments of the two bloggers who broke the story, Lamar White Jr. and Jason Berry, the audit is worthless.
The relative fitness of Pres. Barack Obama and Bobby Jindal have now become a national issue, as well as a statewide controversy. The question has been raised this week due to the Louisiana’s governor’s own self-promotional theatrics.
Politics in Louisiana 2015 is about to take off in a big way. The Louisiana legislative session will be starting soon. Tomorrow, the legislature and the state will hear how Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal will address a whopping $1.6 million budget deficit. As a backdrop, statewide elections and a governor’s race is the Sword of Damocles over the heads of every statewide official or political hopeful.
We’re just punchy about our panel this Thursday night at the Eiffel Society.
Jeff Crouere and I kick off the 2015 Politics with a Punch season with our political comedy show and it promises to be one full of teasing pokes and friendly upper-cuts.
Imagine the next Louisiana gubernatorial candidate making this campaign speech pronouncements:
“For too long, our state’s leaders have only looked out for themselves and their own self-interests”.
Only days after the Gubernatorial primary October 24 2015, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal will be off on an international tour, of sorts. This time, it won’t be London where he last made noise in the foreign affairs arena.
Jindal, who has repeatedly said he is thinking and praying over the issue whether to run for US President will be joined by another potential Presidential candidate, and devout-Catholic, Rick Santorum.
Talk about calling the kettle black.
Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal went on the attack against President Obama while refusing to condemn Rudy Giuliani over comments related to ISIS. Jindal, in a news release said Obama is "incapable of successfully executing his duties as our Commander in Chief".
As Louisiana ponders over how it will balance a budget with a $1.6B hole, the nation is wondering who might have a good chance to be the next President of the United States.
Looking at a just-released CBS Poll, the news for the Louisiana Governor, Bobby Jindal, is not great, but not horrible, either.