Governor Jindal said, “We should stop accepting flights from countries that are Ebola stricken. Even countries in Africa have cut back on or stopped accepting flights from countries with Ebola outbreaks.
"President Obama said it was ‘unlikely’ that Ebola would reach the U.S. Well, it has, and we need to protect our people. But the Obama Administration keeps saying they won’t shut down flights. They instead say we should listen to 'the experts.' In fact, they said it would be counterproductive to stop these flights. That statement defies logic. How exactly would stopping the entry of people potentially carrying the Ebola virus be counterproductive? This seems to be an obvious step to protect public health in the United States."
Jamie Dupree @jamiedupree
White House spokesman says on AF1 that officials are not considering a travel ban into the US to deal with Ebola
Andrew Tuozzolo @ATuozzolo
In many ways, Angelle is perfect play for Jindal. Run-off between hated Vitter & Angelle forces wildcard (D voters) into Angelle camp #LAGov
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Demos 100% going after Romney-Cassidy
Two-time failed presidential candidate Mitt Romney is headed to the Pelican State today to rake in the dough for Congressman Bill Cassidy at a high-dollar New Orleans fundraiser.
“There’s no telling what Congressman Cassidy and Governor Romney will discuss at their French Quarter shindig today, but I’m 47 percent sure it won’t be about what Louisiana families actually need,” said Stephen Handwerk, executive director of the Louisiana Democratic Party. “They need a fair minimum wage and equal pay for equal work. They need to be able to retire at a reasonable age and access the Social Security and Medicare benefits they’ve paid for. Congressman Cassidy and Governor Romney think it’s not their job to worry about those things, but they couldn’t be less educated about what’s really important to working families in Louisiana.”
A fundraiser was the setting for Romney’s infamous “47 percent” speech that chastised Americans who pay no federal income tax, saying, “My job is not to worry about those people.” Observers quickly noted that “those people” consists mainly of seniors, veterans, people with disabilities and low-income working families.
Cassidy had his own “47 percent” moment earlier this year when he called people without health insurance “less educated” and “illiterate” at the Louisiana Oil and Gas Association’s annual meeting.
According to the latest statistics from the Census Bureau, about 751,000 Louisianians -- or about 16.6 percent of the population -- lack health coverage. While the uninsured rate has plummeted in states that have accepted federal Medicaid expansion dollars, Louisiana’s uninsured rate has stayed relatively unchanged.
Before making his way to Louisiana, Romney stopped in the Bluegrass State yesterday to give his endorsement to Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell.
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