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Tue Jan 22, 2013, 10:12 PM

Jindal stops Hospice Care for Medicaid patients - UPDATED!!!

Last edited Wed Jan 23, 2013, 08:32 PM - Edit history (4)

Effective February 1, 2013. Apparently, if you are on Medicaid, Fuck dying with dignity, with care and in no pain. (My interpretation of the article). By the way, I got the same letter in my mailbox today. He has also cut physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, no dental for pregnant woman or special services for HIV patients.

Oh yea, he just bought up a new charity hospital in the state and is privatizing it (in Lake Charles).

Is there ANY National Journalists out there interested in whats happening in deep red Louisiana? Rachel, Ed, Lawrence, Melissa, anybody????

Additional Information from the article
"Louisiana will become one of only two states to eliminate Medicaid hospice. Arizona was in that mix, but has already reinstituted it because it costs more. "You're going to pick them up and bring them to the emergency room, to the hospital, which costs considerably more than the $140/day paid for by the state for the Medicaid program," said Phelps." .


<b>There will be a candlelight vigil at the State Capitol steps Wednesday from 4:00 to 6:30 P.M. to protest the elimination of Medicaid hospice.</b>


UPDATE:
Gov. Bobby Jindal backs down on Medicaid hospice elimination


But on Wednesday, the administration reversed course. The program will be maintained for the rest of the state's fiscal year, which ends June 30, with the use of "temporary bridge funding," according to a news release from the Department of Health and Hospitals. The release referred to that money as grant funding but did not specify where it came from or how reallocating it to hospice care would affect other state programs.

In the longer-term, the release said the department would work to revamp its hospice program with a greater focus on in-home and community-based care. That could include a greater reliance on non-profit and faith-based organizations and changes to the rates paid to hospice providers, according to the release.


http://www.nola.com/politics/index.ssf/2013/01/gov_bobby_jindal_backs_down_on.html#incart_river_default

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Response to southern_belle (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 10:14 PM

1. Don't worry

his newest tax proposal will help the state grow....

His proposal is to eliminate the inheritance tax and income tax, and replace it with additional sales tax. This would make the sales tax 12-13.5% in most of the state (including 13% in greater New Orleans).

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Response to Sgent (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 10:18 PM

4. very true. I DID forget to mention that!

I was talking to my dad about that this morning.

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Response to Sgent (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 10:20 AM

77. Do you have a link for this?

Has this passed? Would like to share with my not so conservative republican friends who still vote republican because they feel to be " compassionate"

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Response to LukeFL (Reply #77)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 01:36 PM

102. here is a link

It has not passed yet.

http://www.thetowntalk.com/article/20130123/OPINION/130121017/Your-Mail-Jindal-s-tax-plan-harmful-scheme

From the article:
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal wants to eliminate state income taxes on individuals and corporations and replace that revenue by raising the state sales tax to the highest in the nation.

This will leave Louisiana’s least affluent paying a higher portion of their income in taxes while the highest earners pay a lower portion. In other words, the governor wants to increase taxes on the poorest to fund tax cuts for the richest.
Jindal’s tax increase will hit hardest those who can least afford it: working families, students working their way through school, seniors and anyone living on a fixed income. Make no mistake, this tax hike will also hit middle-class families.
This scheme will make Louisiana a graveyard for retirees. They pay little or no income taxes. The governor’s plan is just a tax increase for Louisiana retirees, most of whom can least afford it. Our state retirees pay no income taxes on their state pension payments. This plan is nothing but a tax increase for them.

The governor’s numbers don’t hold up to scrutiny. In the last fiscal year, the state brought in about $2.9 billion from income taxes on corporations and individuals. The sales tax revenues the same year were about the same $2.9 billion. To keep this swap “revenue neutral” the governor will have double the state sales tax from 4 cents to 8 cents.

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Response to southern_belle (Reply #102)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 03:37 PM

120. I'm for value added or sales taxes if they are in addition to taxes on wealth,

but not instead of taxes on wealth.

This will hurt business in Louisiana.

To say nothing of the health of the elderly.

Think, patients dying of cancer. This will not work.

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Response to JDPriestly (Reply #120)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 06:20 PM

146. So, you think hurting the poor is OKAY, if the rich pay some pocket-change?

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Response to southern_belle (Reply #102)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 04:58 PM

135. He is in essence proposing the misnamed "fair tax" which is based on consumption.....

 

This will benefit the wealthy that earn more but don't necessarily spend all of their income. They will only be taxed on the portion they consume - say 85 or 90% of $250K whereas a worker at McDonald's who spends all their income will pay tax on 100% of their $25K income. This is the war on the poor and the middle class in its most base expression.

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Response to Sgent (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 12:42 PM

94. Can you explain something to me...

If in home hospice care is cheaper than the state paying for transporting & housing sick & dying patients then would it not suggest Jindal is doing this out of spite or revenge? How mean can someone be? All the crying they did over "Death Panels" & then go & do this is DISGUSTING!!

Let me know if I am wrong about it being cheaper for in home hospice vs the other...I dont want to be one of those people who spread incorrect info even if the incorrect info helps support my point.

Thanks!

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Response to southern_belle (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 10:15 PM

2. Heartless scum

My God, these people are freakin monsters

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Response to Sugarcoated (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 09:21 PM

170. My first thought - monsters.

Not human.

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Response to southern_belle (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 10:17 PM

3. Lift yourself by your own bootstraps, losers.

Dying is just another wimpy excuse from the radical leftist Marxist Communist community organizer Muslin tree hugging dirt worshipping democrat party sissies for being lazy and not pulling your weight.



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Response to Permanut (Reply #3)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 10:19 PM

6. Glad you could join us,

Congressman Ryan!

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Response to southern_belle (Reply #6)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 10:21 PM

8. ..

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Response to Permanut (Reply #8)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 10:23 PM

10. ..

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Response to southern_belle (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 10:19 PM

5. I see he is a Catholic

“Whatsoever you do to the least of my people, that you do unto me.” J. Christ

And still the republicans wonder where are all their voters going?

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Response to Botany (Reply #5)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 10:20 PM

7. +1 Thank You

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Response to Botany (Reply #5)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 10:50 PM

21. That line needs to be repeated to Fundie voters...

They have no response for it.

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Response to Jeff In Milwaukee (Reply #21)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 11:16 PM

40. They are materialists. Least meaning smallest, the unborn. After that, sinners deserving punishment.

All makes sense by their math.





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Response to Jeff In Milwaukee (Reply #21)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 10:01 AM

74. aren't fundies against hospice to begin with?

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Response to southern_belle (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 10:23 PM

9. And to think someof your people

Want to secede from the union and form your own The United Red States of America.

Sorry to hear. You can always relocate. I guess? I know it's not as easy to be done as it sounds.

I send you a group hug.?

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Response to LukeFL (Reply #9)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 10:27 PM

12. OMG we have so talked about moving

out of the south!!! If only we could!

Thank you for the hug, LukeFL. I really need it right now

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Response to southern_belle (Reply #12)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 12:29 PM

93. Come to California.

Most of us are normal here. Our Governor Jerry Brown is at least sane.

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Response to tblue (Reply #93)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 03:07 PM

119. I am so glad to live here..

Seriously.. all of those Republicans are just insane. If I were President of the United States, I would require a mental exam and basic educational exam for every Republican..and if they didn't pass.. The world would know about it.

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Response to tblue (Reply #93)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 07:03 PM

152. ...

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Response to southern_belle (Reply #12)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 01:52 PM

108. Every time there's some fresh assault on the people by the right wing,

I tell my husband we need to move. I live in Texas and this fucking state is way worse that LA in my opinion.

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Response to Texin (Reply #108)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 11:17 AM

174. I wholeheartedly agree!

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Response to LukeFL (Reply #9)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 11:56 AM

84. Yep.

If only we could.

We didn't leave for Katrina. But, Piyush makes me think its time to pack up. This idiot is clearly out of control.

After he totally destroys whats left of our state, I guess he has plans to run for Prez so that he can try and destroy the country. He's a good little Repub puppet.

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Response to NOLALady (Reply #84)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 12:17 PM

91. He has no chance nationally

Most of the national repub base are racists who would never vote for an "injun", even if he is one of them. He won't have the luxury of running against weak or nonexistent opposition in the national primaries. But I can easily see him in the cabinet of whomever white boy the repubs nominate next. Never thought I'd see someone who makes Georgia Repubs look moderate.

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Response to southern_belle (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 10:25 PM

11. I guess

There is no need to be pro-life since they are dying anyway.

Asshole.

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Response to Tree-Hugger (Reply #11)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 10:28 PM

13. +1000

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Response to Tree-Hugger (Reply #11)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 06:16 PM

144. We should be playing that angle up even more.

I know that the Rs think it is only in the womb that "life" counts, but we really need to call them out on their hypocrisy.

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Response to They_Live (Reply #144)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 01:36 AM

172. Agreed

I have been quite "loud" about it on discussions with Conservative friends.

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Response to southern_belle (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 10:33 PM

14. Thank you all for rec'ing this to the Greatest!

I have been writing to Ed, Rachel and the gang for months now with what has been happening here. Happily, Melissa called him out on her show a few weeks ago with one of her "Dear Bobby" letters. I wish she would go back and keep up with him.

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Response to southern_belle (Reply #14)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 10:55 PM

24. I'll send letters, too, southern-belle!

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Response to southern_belle (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 10:34 PM

15. The "GOP Death Panels" have arrived in Louisiana. nt

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Response to SDjack (Reply #15)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 10:44 PM

16. yes, they have, SDjack

yes, they have.

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Response to southern_belle (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 10:47 PM

17. Why can't they just crawl away and die?

These people are animals.

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Response to 6000eliot (Reply #17)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 01:15 AM

65. Animals have more respect for life and the living than that.

These are just evil people. And theye were the ones squealing about death panels just... how many months ago?

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Response to southern_belle (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 10:47 PM

18. How sad, how crass....

its not like its a lifetime benefit.

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Response to southern_belle (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 10:47 PM

19. I HATE these people.

They are some sorry bastards.

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Response to southern_belle (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 10:49 PM

20. Jindal is sicker than the patients

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Response to southern_belle (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 10:52 PM

22. Sounds suspiciously like Jindal has got his own little Death Panel up and running.

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Response to southern_belle (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 10:53 PM

23. This is unbelievable!

My mother's hospice care allowed her to die comfortably & peacefully in her own home, so I'm very aware of how vital hospice care is to terminally-ill patients & their families. What does he expect terminally-ill patients to do?

This really angers me.

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Response to pacalo (Reply #23)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 10:58 PM

26. Me too, pacalo

Please just pass this on to twitter, Facebook, etc. Maybe, just maybe, we can shame him into backing off of this cruel, heartless, policy.


southern_belle

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Response to southern_belle (Reply #26)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 11:08 PM

33. I've got a lot to say about this, let me tell you.

I'm still in a weird foggy funk after my mom's death in November, so after I collect my thoughts I'm going to do whatever I can to spread the word. I want everyone to have the same level of medical care my mom had when she most needed it. This isn't a luxury -- it's vital!

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Response to pacalo (Reply #33)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 11:10 PM

35. ...

Thank you, pacalo. I'm so sorry about the loss of your mother.

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Response to southern_belle (Reply #35)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 11:12 PM

37. Thank you, southern belle.

I'm not someone who cries easily, but tears are streaming down my face right now.

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Response to pacalo (Reply #37)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 11:20 PM

43. ...

me too

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Response to pacalo (Reply #37)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 11:57 AM

85. aww

now i am too.

this proposal by jindal is not only cruel but stupid.

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Response to pacalo (Reply #33)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 11:19 PM

42. I am sorry for your loss pacalo

Good you are going to do something good with your grief by working to help those still alive.

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Response to siligut (Reply #42)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 11:22 PM

45. +1000 n/t

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Response to siligut (Reply #42)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 11:31 PM

48. Thank you, siligut.

I plan to do just that. I'd be willing to go to the state capitol to speak before the legislature -- that's how strongly I feel about this.

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Response to pacalo (Reply #48)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 08:41 AM

71. You have a strong voice

Good luck to you.

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Response to pacalo (Reply #23)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 03:01 PM

117. Not move to Louisiana

The lack of Taxes might induce people to move there, Jindal is saying "Don't come here if you plan to die soon. We want to get some work out of you first."

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Response to southern_belle (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 10:56 PM

25. How could he get away with something like that?

It's inhumane treatment of terminally I'll patients!

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Response to Lone_Star_Dem (Reply #25)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 02:47 PM

115. "Follow the money", he's obviously being paid of somehow by someone.

 

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Response to southern_belle (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 10:59 PM

27. Those people are going to be put under and kept that way until it's over. :-(((((((((((((((((((

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Response to patrice (Reply #27)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 11:01 PM

29. It's called "chemical restraints" and it's what they do when staffing is low & underqualified. nt

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Response to patrice (Reply #29)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 11:04 PM

31. AND it CAN be legal. nt

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Response to southern_belle (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 10:59 PM

28. Despicable, ugly, evil.

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Response to jsr (Reply #28)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 01:49 AM

67. what a horrible human being

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Response to southern_belle (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 11:02 PM

30. Melissa hates him.

E mail her.

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Response to EC (Reply #30)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 11:11 PM

36. I will email her again n/t

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Response to southern_belle (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 11:05 PM

32. Even Mark Kirk came around after his stroke. I heard him say in an interview after returning

to the Senate that it was just these types of Medicaid policies he was concerned about when he realized that had he had Medicaid at the time of his stroke, he would have only had a total of 11 physical therapy sessions. Consequently, he'd still be sitting in a wheelchair rather than climbing the capitol steps.

I just can't imagine the goings on in a mind so uncaring as Jindal's.

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Response to southern_belle (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 11:08 PM

34. Please...please...TELL ME this bastard's popularity is declining...

Even a "deep red" state can't be getting behind something THIS sadistic.

Please tell me that some large group of folks in La. STILL have souls and are fighting this.

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Response to Ken Burch (Reply #34)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 11:18 PM

41. I know I am still fighting and trying to

get the message out. And David Vitter is a GOOD buddy and expects to be able to walk into the Governor's Seat when term limits end Jindal's reign of terror in 2014. Jindal's popularity seems to be going down, but i don't know if it will be enough to stop a David Vitter from stepping right in - he's backing him all the way with these hospital takeovers and medicaid action from what I understand??? Unbelievable, huh?

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Response to Ken Burch (Reply #34)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 12:03 AM

56. I'll tell you in 20 months

I expect he will run against Mary Landreau for Senate -- and probably win. Then all the DU'ers who hate DINO's will be rid of one of the "worst" DINO's of all, and get Bobby Jindal in her place.

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Response to Sgent (Reply #56)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 12:06 AM

57. Look, if it was Jindal or Landrieu, you know damn well that DU'ers would back Landrieu.

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(and, as my edit above shows, we'd at least learn how to spell her damn last NAME correctly, unlike some people I could mention.)

If you WANT us to back people like her(btw, she's the last one like that we're GOING to need to back, since most of that wing of the party no longer exists)baiting us isn't going to help.

How about...oh, I dunno...making a POSITIVE case for Landrieu? And how about treating the people whose support you're asking for with actual respect?

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Response to Ken Burch (Reply #57)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 01:31 AM

66. ^^^ this ^^^

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Response to southern_belle (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 11:12 PM

38. So does he think people dying in an ICU will save the state money?

What an idiot!

Hospice saves the government tons of money.

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Response to mucifer (Reply #38)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 01:47 PM

106. Win-win for him.

Die in the ICU - more money for the private hospital.
Die at home with no care, doesn't cost anything.

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Response to southern_belle (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 11:14 PM

39. Horrible. I'm so sorry, and my state (NC) is on the same path it looks like.

What is wrong with these people?

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Response to yardwork (Reply #39)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 11:39 PM

52. Our new NC Budget Policy Director, Art Pope, and Jindal

are both from the Koch funded Americans for Prosperity crowd. In fact Pope was a founder.

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Response to yardwork (Reply #39)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 07:42 PM

156. I'm seriously scared about this.

As a state employee, with the loss of income tax, I think a lot of us will lose our jobs, or at least our benefits.

I fucking hate Republicans with every fiber of my being.

One of my coworkers was complaining about Perdue before the election, how "corrupt" she was. Well, I hope they'll be happy when they lose their job due to this new crop of bozos.

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Response to alarimer (Reply #156)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 11:11 PM

171. I know what you mean. How could people be so foolish?

On election night I was at a house party with a lot of liberals. When McCrory's win was announced, everybody was complacent. "He's a moderate Republican, right? "Oh, he's moderate." I didn't say anything. I wasn't surprised when he appointed Art Pope as his finance director either.

"Perdue is so corrupt" was a meme brought to us by the Koch Brothers and their boy in North Carolina, Art Pope.

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Response to southern_belle (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 11:22 PM

44. Thank all of you again. I

need to get to bed but I'll check the thread when i wake up in the morning. Good night, friends.

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Response to southern_belle (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 11:25 PM

46. oh sure very Pro Life

idiotic phrase. makes no fucking sense whatsoever. I'll just refer everyone to Carlin for anything there..

called pro life to get votes

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Response to southern_belle (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 11:28 PM

47. The Rude Pundit hates him too.

Rude is from La. and has posted many stories about your governor. What a lunatic, he needs to be in the spotlight (Jindal, not Rude, though Rude might like the spotlight.)

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Response to mountain grammy (Reply #47)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 12:27 AM

62. didn't realize the RudeOne was from Louisiana.

Love him, so brilliant.

I'm sick to my stomach reading this thread. An ex of mine grew up in LA. so we went to visit often.

I just..I have no words....nothing can express how disgusting this scumbag Jindal is, as well as ANYONE who thinks along the same lines.

And he BOUGHT a charity hospital and is privatizing it?????????????
With whose funds did he buy it? Either way, his or the taxpayers, it's disgusting.

And then, getting rid of inheritance tax and replacing it with sales tax??????????????? That's added burden on poor and middle class. As if he's not whipping them hard enough already. Why doesn't he just hire the KKK to get rid of all the people he doesn't like?


I am so angry and stunned .....disgusted. ...and enraged right now........ omg. OMG

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Response to BlancheSplanchnik (Reply #62)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 04:42 PM

127. I didn't realize that either!

I just googled him, and sure enough, this is at the top of his blog:

1/23/2013
Louisiana's Jindal to Abused Women and the Dying: Drop Dead:

Jindal is also cutting funding for women's shelters because "the Jindal administration said the state was moving away from costly residential care for domestic violence victims in favor of short-term hotel stays and family care." You got that? Victims of domestic violence should stay with family where their abusers would never find them, obviously. The funding cut also hits sexual assault centers, too, because compassion costs too much.

Yeah, it's a cruel, cruel life in the Bayou State. But, hey, throw us some more beads, mister.


http://rudepundit.blogspot.com/

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Response to southern_belle (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 11:33 PM

49. K&R!!!

Disgusting.

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Response to southern_belle (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 11:34 PM

50. Mean!

Jindal is a mean mean mean man. Keep all the letters as evidence.

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Response to southern_belle (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 11:37 PM

51. Subhuman

That is what it takes to do something like this. It seems like the GOP has a number of them.

Sam

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Response to southern_belle (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 11:46 PM

53. Not just heartless, but stupid too. This will mean higher costs in the end.

What a dumb move.

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Response to NC_Nurse (Reply #53)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 12:06 AM

58. Which is what confounds me

Jindal, whatever else may be the case, knows health policy inside and out -- and I have personal knowledge of this fact. This amount of stupidity is dumbfounding, since hospice actually saves money since it reduces the overall cost of care.

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Response to NC_Nurse (Reply #53)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 12:32 AM

63. higher costs payable to his new pet hospital, perchance?

this one's a vampire, not an idiot.

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Response to NC_Nurse (Reply #53)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 06:41 PM

151. More red state welfare

from the blue donor states.

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Response to southern_belle (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 11:56 PM

54. THERE'S your fucking "death panel", Caribou Barbie!

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Response to southern_belle (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 11:56 PM

55. Jindal refused to implement Obamacare, which include hospice services.....n/t

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Response to southern_belle (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 12:24 AM

59. They are just out of their minds..

For the rest of us who think we are in “safe states”, beware!!! As long as these guys live in our country and
represent a great deal of the population and wealth.....One never knows if in fact, we are safe.....
This shit could be coming to our world... I’m gonna fight like hell to stop them. Already involved with
2014 elections...

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Response to southern_belle (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 12:25 AM

60. I just wish there was a hell

so that fucking piece of shit Jindal would burn in it.

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Response to southern_belle (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 12:26 AM

61. I looked it up and he won his 2nd term by a landslide.

That is crazy. However, I can't say much. I live in FL. and look who the people here elected. At least these R. Governor's will be up for reelection next yr. Jindal can't run and the chances for Scott to be reelected don't look good.

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Response to southern_belle (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 12:48 AM

64. Alan Grayson was right

the GOP's own death panels want people to hurry up and die. No mollycoddling in hospice, why that takes away $$$ from important things like the Louisiana Sand Barriers.

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Response to southern_belle (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 02:00 AM

68. What a piece of filth...one state over in Mississippi its just as bad....the American south

my region, my home is turning into a depressing, uninhabitable cesspool far worse than it was even 10 or 15 years ago.

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Response to Rowdyboy (Reply #68)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 12:04 PM

87. Yes it is.

At warp speed in rural areas. Ask me. That is where I live.

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Response to southern_belle (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 02:04 AM

69. Once again I ask... How the fuck does ANYONE vote Republican?

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Response to southern_belle (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 04:37 AM

70. K&R

That little rat. I think he's the one that needs to be exorcized!
A Catholic one-man death panel. Now when the families of these poor suffering and dying medicaid patients take things into their own hands, they will be held responsible for their death. But not Bobby Jindal. Not Bobby Jindal. I don't care if there is a God or there is no God, PRAY that the Pope himself intercedes!!!!! Bobby Jindal needs to be excommunicated from the Catholic Church and ostracized out of politics forever. And every other Catholic politician who calls himself a Republican deserves the same.

I'm so sorry, southern_belle. I hope there will be a giant groundswell uproar over this. We really do need a good investigative news source that just flies around the country documenting atrocities like this on a daily basis. Either that or get DemocracyNow.org on cable. Yeah, call it CDNN: Cable Democracy Now News.

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Response to ReRe (Reply #70)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 09:47 AM

72. Thank you ReRe

Hopefully, the groundswell is happening now! I feel a lot more encouraged hearing from all of you. Maybe this will make the national news.

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Response to southern_belle (Reply #72)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 10:03 AM

75. Be strong!

... and keep doing what you're doing! We must not stand idly by and watch complacently as these red-state governors continue to eviscerate common sense fundamental American values.

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Response to southern_belle (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 09:57 AM

73. Just added this from the article

Louisiana will become one of only two states to eliminate Medicaid hospice. Arizona was in that mix, but has already reinstituted it because it costs more. "You're going to pick them up and bring them to the emergency room, to the hospital, which costs considerably more than the $140/day paid for by the state for the Medicaid program," said Phelps .

There will be a candlelight vigil at the State Capitol steps Wednesday from 4:00 to 6:30 P.M. to protest the elimination of Medicaid hospice.

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Response to southern_belle (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 10:18 AM

76. What a fucking moron.

At least the article goes where I was headed straight to.

Now, they'll be forced to go to ER and then admitted to ICU, where some doctor or other will feel the need to monitor all chemistries all the way down, and some poor phlebotomist will be forced to wake you every so many hours and vainly poke around searching for a vein that is still running.

Far, far more expensive. Far, far less comfort in your final hours.

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Response to magical thyme (Reply #76)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 08:44 PM

167. A sad and sickening thought of having a ward full of patient dying with a room full of weeping

family member and friend visitors. What a nightmare of disgust and indignity brought on by that Vampire Jindal.

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Response to southern_belle (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 10:36 AM

78. Here's your death panel, if your poor!

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Response to southern_belle (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 10:44 AM

79. One of the biggest fraudulent scumbags in American politics.

I wish him nothing but the worst. What a piece of shit. Using the sick and frail as a means to make whatever political point you're trying to make is unacceptable. He is subhuman garbage, and that's being charitable.

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Response to southern_belle (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 11:07 AM

80. He is going to pay more when they go to the nursing home. He apparently does not understand why

we created these at home services in the first place.

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Response to jwirr (Reply #80)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 12:05 PM

88. I get the distinct feeling that they won't be in the nursing home either

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Response to Horse with no Name (Reply #88)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 12:16 PM

90. Unfortunately.

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Response to southern_belle (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 11:21 AM

81. I really wish I believed in hell right now, so I could visualize Jindal burning in it.

Along with every other humanity-hating rethuglican.

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Response to southern_belle (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 11:36 AM

82. He bugs me.

 

Just a political opportunist.

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Response to southern_belle (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 11:38 AM

83. K&R

Compassionate conservatism strikes again.

Walking, talking hypocrites-the lot of 'em.

Thank you southern belle.

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Response to southern_belle (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 12:00 PM

86. Hospice is kind. Hospice gives the patient dignity. Hospice is very cost effective.

I guess that is why they hate it.

People dying in the streets in America.

I imagine Jindal wishes he could just have a hurricane ethnically cleanse his state every so often.

I hate these rat fuckers.

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Response to southern_belle (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 12:14 PM

89. moves me to tears reading this!!

 

Hospice was a God send in my mother's final moments of her cancer fight. I can't even begin to fathom or imagine how things would have went if they were not there for her,.... for us................ God bless those people that do this work,..................AND I have to believe that there is a special HELL for politicians that pull crap like this..............are you listening Rethuglicans?

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Response to beachgirl2365 (Reply #89)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 01:31 PM

99. I'm sorry about the loss of your mother

but glad that she had the dignity and support of hospice care when it was needed.

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Response to southern_belle (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 12:19 PM

92. Stupid with the dental care for pregnant women

I guess he doesn't realize that the infection from an abscessed tooth can get into the woman's bloodstream and then affect her fetus too.

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Response to southern_belle (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 12:44 PM

95. Unregulated Capitalism Has No Compassion

Jindal is trying to run the State like a corporation and that means going for what is best for those at the top. And in this case that means ending Hospice care under Medicaid so he can give another tax cut to the already filthy rich. This total lack of compassion is the core principle of modern Republicanism so we can expect this assault on common decency to continue until they are crushed at the polls.

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Response to southern_belle (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 01:12 PM

96. If a bank is sick . . .

If, on the other hand, a casino needs a tax abatement or a bank is sick . . .

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Response to southern_belle (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 01:21 PM

97. You can only hope

He gets untreatable cancer, that no pain meds can manage, and suffers a long lingering death. Or he could fix things.

He must be planning on tossing people in the street to die. Talk about your DEATH PANELS. This is it.

I've done hospice. Keeping someone comfortable and free of anxiety during their passing, is a privledge. I can't imagine letting someone suffer to death, even, Jindle, despite, my maniacal ravings.

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Response to southern_belle (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 01:30 PM

98. Ok, so he's a Catholic (he doesn't act like a Christian)

Here's what I, a lapsed Catholic would do:

Write to his bishop
Get Sister Simone and the Nuns on the Bus group involved

And yes, I say write to the Pope.

Dirt wads like him want to hide behind their church, or parade it around when convenient. Well, I think there is a whole lot of "inconvenient" you could find for him in his church.


Just my two cents, and I am very sorry to hear this.

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Response to Lifelong Protester (Reply #98)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 01:44 PM

105. I had never thought about writing to

Sister Simone and the Nuns on the Bus! Excellent idea! Thanks, L.P.

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Response to southern_belle (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 01:34 PM

100. Where are the bishops on this one?

They are so quick to jump on the anti-gay and anti-birth control band wagon, why aren't they jumping on this.

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Response to Worried senior (Reply #100)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 01:57 PM

109. Good question.

I think they are too busy making sure gays can't marry and that they or their friends pedestry is settled out of court-- oh yeah, and that anyone with a uterus is shamed for owning it.

That and it takes time and energy to shut nuns up.. those uterus bearing troublemakers; doing Christ's work-- who do they think they are?

Thus another one of the reasons I have big problems with my inherited religion and don't observe.

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Response to southern_belle (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 01:34 PM

101. beyond sad...

What a sorry excuse for a human being. What about the legislature- can't they stop him?

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Response to southern_belle (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 01:39 PM

103. WOW THANKS BOBBY

you miserable sack of dung.

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Response to southern_belle (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 01:40 PM

104. You can tell a lot about a society by the way it treats its elderly

I forget where I heard that from, but it is very true.

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Response to Hugabear (Reply #104)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 02:11 PM

113. Actually the elderly are covered under Medicare

it's those of us under 65.

Cancers highest incidence of detection are in 40's-50's . And that is only one type of terminally ill-- there is kidney failure, congestive heart failure, liver failure, as well as some neuro-muscular diseases that send people to an earlier grave than usual.

Theses patients will be in hospitals, not nursing homes because the nursing homes won't take them. There are hospice nursing home beds but these patients (medicaid) will not qualify for them. How will the nursing home be paid and on what criteria? If the diagnosis is end of life care, that is hospice. Hospice educates family on end of life too. I've seen so much end of life planning fuck ups by regular medical personnel I have little confidence the great state of Louisiana will be able to sustain the length of these admissions and for sure, the suffering of the patient will increase as well as their susceptibility to hospital acquired infections. This will bring scores down in LA hospitals for customer satisfaction which decreases their overall Medicare reimbursement. I think you will see a reversal.

On the estate tax/sales tax-- people will be driven out of the state for that alone. They will shop for cars elsewhere and home purchases will decline.

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Response to southern_belle (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 01:49 PM

107. how

in the hell can sensible, rational, thinking adults vote these evil people in and just cower as they are getting the shaft? I just don't understand the stupidity it takes to vote against ones own self interest. Synder in my state same kind of evil.

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Response to southern_belle (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 01:59 PM

110. Hospice made my mother's passing much easier on her

At the age of 49 she was losing the battle to breast cancer and it gave her the option to at least be around those she loved and be at home during the last few weeks of her life. It also made it more comfortable for the rest of us, as being at home is much more comfortable both physically and emotionally than being at the hospital.

Some people are just plain evil, and wish the worst upon everyone else if it will benefit them. It is these people who are not only doing their best to destroy America, but humanity in general.

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Response to southern_belle (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 02:00 PM

111. Republicans get more soul-less by the day.

And this is the turd they cite as a possible Presidential candidate for 2016?



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Response to merrily (Reply #111)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 04:11 PM

123. Yup, that would be him. The

same one the MSM gave kudo's to for being so reasonable back on November 15, 2012!

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2012/11/15/jindal-walker-denounce-romneys-gifts-comments/

Two Republican governors shot down Mitt Romney’s comments about the “gifts” President Obama gave key constituencies to ensure their votes.
Those remarks were “absolutely wrong. We have got to stop dividing American voters,” Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal said Wednesday at a news conference at while attending the Republican Governors Association Conference in Las Vegas. “I absolutely reject that notion, that description. . . . We’re fighting for 100 percent of the vote.
“That’s not who we are as a party,” Jindal added. ”We shouldn’t view individuals as members of interest groups.”

Yea, right!

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Response to southern_belle (Reply #123)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 05:03 PM

136. LOL! Good luck with getting 100% of the vote, Bobby.

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Response to southern_belle (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 02:10 PM

112. How did your state become so red? I always thought it was a blue state.

 

Remember when the representative from FL said that the republicans wanted you to hurry up and die. All hell broke loose. Republicans were on their high horse in congress. Well turns out he is right.

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Response to southernyankeebelle (Reply #112)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 03:59 PM

121. the only blue part of the state

is parts of South East Louisiana, including the city of New Orleans. Going north, it stops at Lake Ponchartrain as north of the Lake is very red.

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Response to southern_belle (Reply #121)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 05:34 PM

140. Really sad for the people on medicaid.

 

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Response to southernyankeebelle (Reply #112)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 06:22 PM

147. There was this little Katrina Diaspora.

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Response to WinkyDink (Reply #147)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 06:31 PM

149. I wondered if that anything to do with that.

 

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Response to southern_belle (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 02:37 PM

114. I am not 100% aligned with the Democratic Party, but the Republicans seem to desire

the exact opposite of everything I desire on the topic of politics. From my political perspective, they're like some twisted joke. WTF?

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Response to southern_belle (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 02:48 PM

116. Let's just say

he has destroyed any chance of him becoming relevant at national-level politics.

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Response to southern_belle (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 03:07 PM

118. I swear the GOP agenda is created by people sitting around making ..

a list of the most mean heartless things they can think of.

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Response to Ganja Ninja (Reply #118)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 04:08 PM

122. that is EXACTLY what they do

like a bunch executives sitting around a table coming up with ways to lay people off - it's all "STRICTLY BUSINESS" with these bastards

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Response to southern_belle (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 04:22 PM

124. and the cuts to physical, occupational and speech therapy

I was doing physical therapy for the six weeks allowed every year as I have a degenerative, neurological, progressive disease and when the pain gets too bad or my legs or arms are getting weaker or it gets harder to walk any distance. It really helped. I'm angry, I'm upset. Sometimes it feels hopeless though I am feeling more encouraged with all the support from all of you.

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Response to southern_belle (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 04:34 PM

125. Wow, What A lack Of Empathy

Cold, cold hearts over on the right - this is politically sociopathic. It's like the human beings impacted by this are only bugs to Jindal.

The eight wingers like to hit people over the head with bibles, but if there is really a Hell Bobby will be spending eternity down there.

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Response to southern_belle (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 04:35 PM

126. Brewer of AZ murderered OTP patients, Only GOD can render justice for Jindal, hes so depraved.

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Response to southern_belle (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 04:45 PM

128. Jindal is the scum of the earth in my book

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Response to southern_belle (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 04:45 PM

129. Why is Jindal trying to show his stuff, according to the Constitution is not eligible to run

for President anyhow. He was born in the US but not to parents who was citizens at the time of his birth, neither parent was a citizen.
I tried to tell kin folks in Louisiana they was making a mistake but they did not listen, now I don't have to try very hard to show he is not a good person.

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Response to southern_belle (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 04:46 PM

130. That's what happens when medically ignorant pricks

get into power and try to practice medicine.

Somebody needs to grab him by the tie and not let go until he learns that hospice is the cheap way out, keeping people at home with drugs and occasional visits to help the family out. It's one hell of a lot cheaper than the alternative, hospitalizing people when the families can no longer cope.

Jindal is an idiot. He should be tarred and feathered for this one.

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Response to southern_belle (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 04:49 PM

131. Ugh!

What a horrid little man Jindal is. His cruel decision is impossible to fathom.

May this dark deed put an end to his aspirations for national office forever.


Hugs to you southern_belle.

Hope to read more about the vigil on the Capitol steps later.

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Response to horseshoecrab (Reply #131)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 04:54 PM

134. +1000

I hope LOTS of people turn up at the vigil. I wish I could go

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Response to southern_belle (Reply #134)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 05:08 PM

137. Wish I could be there too

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I hope the vigil today begins to shed a bright light on just what this jerk Jindal has in mind for the most vulnerable among us
-- the teminally ill.

Seriously, is this all he's got? Beating up on dying fellow citizens? Pathetic.

As you point out southern_belle a good and bright light of truth could help out here. Surely someone in the media could
speak up on behalf of hospice patients by simply publicizing this tragedy.

Hope that media folks are looking at this one.

The exorbitant and regressive sales tax is beyond belief as well. They just can't keep themselves from trying to punish
those who least deserve it, can they?

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Response to horseshoecrab (Reply #137)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 05:35 PM

141. +1000 Thank You

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Response to southern_belle (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 04:50 PM

132. So that's the next big thing the Fucking red States...

are going screw up!
You have to be one mean spirited, cold hearted sonuvabitch to be a goddamned Republican.

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Response to southern_belle (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 04:51 PM

133. Just another day for the Party of Death, Doom, & Destruction.

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Response to southern_belle (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 05:10 PM

138. the modern GOP is full of cruel people.

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Response to southern_belle (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 05:21 PM

139. Medicaid for hospice patients, that's as ridiculous as volcano monitoring...

..but in all seriousness, what a f••kstick!

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Response to LW1977 (Reply #139)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 06:23 PM

148. Or levee-watching.

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Response to southern_belle (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 05:42 PM

142. Now, you know there's just too many people taking advantage of the program

Why, some of them take more than a week to die, a week loungin' around in luxury on my dime....

Let 'em go die in a church somewhere...







just in case.....

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Response to southern_belle (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 05:51 PM

143. The assault on the people continues....Kick

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Response to southern_belle (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 06:19 PM

145. Whew! I thought for a second he was becoming DECENT!

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Response to WinkyDink (Reply #145)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 07:19 PM

153. Nah, Wink...

that would call for a miracle!

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Response to southern_belle (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 06:36 PM

150. Ugh

How awful.

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Response to southern_belle (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 07:37 PM

154. I hate you, you heartless piece of crap.

In fact, I will state for the record that I HATE Republicans. I hate them all.

Heartless fucks, the lot of them.

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Response to alarimer (Reply #154)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 09:02 PM

169. Don't worry. I see Jindal as another canary in the coal mine.

Republicans are self-destructing before our very eyes!

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Response to southern_belle (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 07:38 PM

155. These people are shameless. Anyone who denies dying people comfort and care in their last days

can burn in hell.

"Pro-life"????? Don't insult our intelligence.

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Response to southern_belle (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 07:49 PM

157. When his time comes...may he be a homeless x-politician!

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Response to southern_belle (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 07:52 PM

158. Bobby "Berm" Jindal is a punk:

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Response to ProSense (Reply #158)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 08:28 PM

159. Thank You, ProSense!!!!

I will update

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Reply #160)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 08:39 PM

165. awww,

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Response to southern_belle (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 08:34 PM

161. The Politician Hall of Shame Inductee #5

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Response to southern_belle (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 08:34 PM

162. Stop Press: Jindal Reverses Himself

Jindal reverses his decision:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014378518

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #162)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 08:37 PM

164. Yes, I've updated :) eom

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Response to southern_belle (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 08:36 PM

163. YAY!!! Maybe we had a little part in his backing down? Thank you

my friends. Either way, I'm thrilled he is not going to cut it. Reading this has my crying (with relief) at the moment.

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Response to southern_belle (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 08:39 PM

166. UPDATE = VERY GOOD NEWS!

I suspect impeachment motions were in the works!

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Response to MoonRiver (Reply #166)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 08:55 PM

168. :)

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Response to southern_belle (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 01:47 AM

173. doncha see, you have to CUT Medicaid to SAVE it!!!

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