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Mon Mar 7, 2016, 07:59 PM

Bobby Jindal’s Anti-Tax Fervor May Have Destroyed Louisiana

Bobby Jindal’s Anti-Tax Fervor May Have Destroyed Louisiana

by Alan Pyke at Think Progress

http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2016/03/07/3757416/jindal-louisiana-budget-crisis/

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Louisiana’s new leaders made headlines last month for mentioning that a budget crisis may jeopardize the elite Louisiana State University football program. But the flood of red ink that former Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) left behind is so all-consuming that Louisiana may soon cease to function as a state in far more fundamental ways.

The basic services a government provides — watchdogs to guard abused and abandoned children, emergency rooms and hospitals, scholarships and safety-net stipends to lift families out of poverty — will barely be able to keep the lights on unless politicians can find $3 billion in new revenue in the coming days.

Gov. John Bel Edwards (D) called the legislature into a special session to resolve the $940 million shortfall for the current fiscal year and projected $2 billion gap in the next. But that session is scheduled to close at 6:00 Wednesday evening.

If lawmakers can’t resolve the crisis, many Louisiana state agencies will see budget cuts of 60 percent — “Doomsday,” as the state’s head of Children and Family Services (DCFS) Marketa Garner Walters put it to the Washington Post — atop years of significant resource cuts already imposed under Jindal.

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Reply Bobby Jindal’s Anti-Tax Fervor May Have Destroyed Louisiana (Original post)
applegrove Mar 2016 OP
Jackie Wilson Said Mar 2016 #1
Loki Mar 2016 #2
cloudbase Mar 2016 #3
hatrack Mar 2016 #14
Agnosticsherbet Mar 2016 #4
wiggs Mar 2016 #16
elleng Mar 2016 #5
malaise Mar 2016 #6
hfojvt Mar 2016 #9
Loki Mar 2016 #20
forjusticethunders Mar 2016 #21
Loki Mar 2016 #24
malaise Mar 2016 #25
LiberalArkie Mar 2016 #27
GoCubsGo Mar 2016 #29
Ace Rothstein Mar 2016 #31
GoCubsGo Mar 2016 #32
Ace Rothstein Mar 2016 #33
tabasco Mar 2016 #7
Hayduke Bomgarte Mar 2016 #10
tabasco Mar 2016 #12
maxrandb Mar 2016 #17
hfojvt Mar 2016 #8
aaaaaa5a Mar 2016 #11
Sam_Fields Mar 2016 #13
yortsed snacilbuper Mar 2016 #15
maxrandb Mar 2016 #18
atreides1 Mar 2016 #28
Vinca Mar 2016 #19
lame54 Mar 2016 #23
NickB79 Mar 2016 #30
lame54 Mar 2016 #22
clarice Mar 2016 #26

Response to applegrove (Original post)

Mon Mar 7, 2016, 08:03 PM

1. How odd Nancy Reagan is celebrated when her and her husband's claim to fame

quote about fearing the government now proves out to have done so much harm to so very many.

Turning people into government hating zombies sure worked out well, didn't it.

Celebrate her for loving her husband, which she clearly did, but please stop rewriting history about everything else.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Mon Mar 7, 2016, 08:04 PM

2. next red state to go belly up

is Kansas

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Mon Mar 7, 2016, 08:07 PM

3. Mission accomplished.

They've often said they wanted to drown government, and it looks as though they've done it.

I've got $100 that says Louisiana will go for the republican nominee in the general election.

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Response to cloudbase (Reply #3)

Mon Mar 7, 2016, 10:35 PM

14. Yep - 'cuz Jeebus n' Gunz n' Freedumb

Have fun, y'all.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Mon Mar 7, 2016, 08:08 PM

4. First Kansas, now Louisiana, the list of failed states grows.

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Response to Agnosticsherbet (Reply #4)

Mon Mar 7, 2016, 11:32 PM

16. Yup. Don't know why dem candidates don't make a bigger point about

republican led failures like Kansas, Louisiana, Wisconsin (education, employment), Michigan.

In the Flint debates, both candidates were extremely careful not to state the political obvious about water disaster. It's been that way since 2004...missed opportunities to make the easy case against gop governing.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Mon Mar 7, 2016, 08:09 PM

5. Not, imo 'may have,'

and same for Kansas (among others.)

Hoist on their own petards.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Mon Mar 7, 2016, 08:12 PM

6. Neo-liberalism facilitates the looting of state assets

while states are impoverished and their citizens robbed of services guaranteed for paying taxes.
Louisiana, Kansas, Michigan - look closely

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Response to malaise (Reply #6)

Mon Mar 7, 2016, 08:23 PM

9. Kansas is not doing quite so badly

thanks to some increases in the regressive sales tax.

Yet, the Democrat running in my legislative district, actually I don't think any of them mentioned the tax increases.

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Response to malaise (Reply #6)

Tue Mar 8, 2016, 11:57 AM

20. You sure like that word "neo-liberlism" don't you malaise?

It's morphed so badly into the prevailing conservative ideology on trickle down economics, but you wouldn't know it. Just like to slam the word "liberal". I know where it came from, but it's like calling today's Republicans Democrats in the south. Maybe they were once before the civil rights act, then they migrated faster than stink on shit to the Repuke party of today. We have lots and lots of economists to thank for this assault on the the middle class, but I don't believe that Democrats are to blame like you want to. Those states services were robbed by Republican Governors and Republican legislatures. Look closer.

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Response to Loki (Reply #20)

Tue Mar 8, 2016, 01:33 PM

21. Dems were complicit

 

Either in not directly calling it out, or tacitly supporting it. It takes social media and independent journalism or natural disasters like Katrina for attention to be drawn to the fact that Republican governance turns entire American states into Third World countries. A principled leftist political party, even a center-leftist one, has to at least point it out and run against that shit over and over and over again.

There are literally hundreds of Flint, MI's in this country and we're just now finding this shit out.

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Response to forjusticethunders (Reply #21)

Tue Mar 8, 2016, 02:04 PM

24. No we are not.

This has been lurking in the background for years, but since Reagan did away with the Fairness Doctrine, the US populace has been fed lie after lie after lie and no one would call them on it. Not the journalists, or what is left of them. Do you remember what Dan Rather had to deal with, or anyone who would write about Dubya, one journalist in particular was found "suicided" in his motel room. We have tried to compete against this blast horn of disinformation for years, but with a dumbed down society, which we are all responsible for. For everyone who has ever had a child in school who went and complained about the amount of homework they had to do, or the school coaches who passed their athletes because they needed a winning team, and I could go on and on. No this one lies directly at everyones feet. So nobody gets a pass on this one. We tried, but we weren't paying attention to what was going on in the background. Republican Governors, and Republican state legislatures were redistricting the hell out of their states, yea that little jewel. We don't have representative government and we haven't for a long time. Try to get term limits passed, try to get redistricting done by independent boards, try to get money out of politics, the list is so long it's laughable. We have to have people in the states that are willing to start these movements, down in the trenches. so far, no one has been able to do that. Until that happens things will never change. You can talk revolution all you want, but it needs to start at the bottom, not the top.

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Response to forjusticethunders (Reply #21)

Tue Mar 8, 2016, 02:24 PM

25. Careful we handle hurricanes much better than Bush

in the so called 'third world'.

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Response to Loki (Reply #20)

Tue Mar 8, 2016, 02:41 PM

27. I think the Neo-liberal is a different person than the old liberal I grew up with

The old style liberal thought that tax income should not hurt the least able to pay the tax. Instead (in Arkansas) starting with Bill Clinton and continuing through all the Republican and Democratic governorships, they have lower the income and corporate taxes and used sales taxes and state fees to get the revenue. Those taxes and fees only hurt one segment of the population and allow the net-liberal Democrats and Republicans to both claim that they held down taxes (on the wealthy) and did not raise property taxes (which is what funds the schools in Arkansas). So the Tysons, and Waltons, and Stephens and others are not inconvenienced too much.

There is a difference between the new liberals and the old liberals, and the new Republicans and the old Republicans. Give me a Nelson Rockefeller over a new liberal any day.

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Response to malaise (Reply #6)

Tue Mar 8, 2016, 03:34 PM

29. I think Illinois needs to be added to that list.

What a shitshow. At least they still have a Democratic-controlled state legislature that's attempting to thwart that kind of shit. But, the state is being devastated to a point where at least one university may shut down, and another is also headed that route.

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Response to GoCubsGo (Reply #29)

Tue Mar 8, 2016, 07:07 PM

31. Mike Madigan is more to blame for the problems here than anyone else.

He's on our side.

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Response to Ace Rothstein (Reply #31)

Tue Mar 8, 2016, 10:52 PM

32. Nope. Rauner.

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Response to GoCubsGo (Reply #32)

Tue Mar 8, 2016, 11:07 PM

33. The problems have been building for decades.

Rauner is an asshat but he is much less responsible than many others.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Mon Mar 7, 2016, 08:13 PM

7. Typical. A democrat struggling to clean up a republican's disaster.

 

When will the American people WAKE UP??

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Response to tabasco (Reply #7)

Mon Mar 7, 2016, 08:29 PM

10. When will the American people WAKE UP??

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!

Whew!

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Response to Hayduke Bomgarte (Reply #10)

Mon Mar 7, 2016, 08:53 PM

12. I'll be here all week. n/t

 

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Response to tabasco (Reply #7)

Tue Mar 8, 2016, 08:12 AM

17. Because in most cases

they don't blame the one who caused the problem, they blame the person who is cleaning it up, and the "liberal" media aids and abets them.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Mon Mar 7, 2016, 08:21 PM

8. I think the legislature comes in for a big share of the blame

After all, they passed those measures in the first place, and here they are, refusing to bite the bullet and undo them.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Mon Mar 7, 2016, 08:35 PM

11. But why didn't the wealth just ..... "Trickle Down?" NT

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Mon Mar 7, 2016, 09:07 PM

13. I say give the voters what they voted for.

When all government services and ER's fade away they will see what the Republicans mean by smaller government.

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Response to Sam_Fields (Reply #13)

Mon Mar 7, 2016, 10:44 PM

15. As long as they have their guns,

heck on everything else!

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Response to Sam_Fields (Reply #13)

Tue Mar 8, 2016, 08:17 AM

18. No they won't

they'll still blame Democrats, liberals, those in poverty and the one's who have to clean up the mess.

There's no other way to explain it. We have seen, in every piece of economic data that you can find for the past 40 years, that the Republican economic policies DO NOT WORK FOR THE MIDDLE CLASS, and yet...they now control 75% of the States and are poised to claim all three branches at the Federal level.

Waiting for the American people to wake-up is not a strategic plan.

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Response to maxrandb (Reply #18)

Tue Mar 8, 2016, 03:28 PM

28. +1000000000000

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Tue Mar 8, 2016, 08:50 AM

19. Rachel did a segment on that last week.

Apparently, things are so desperate they might have to cut off dialysis for end-stage patients. Can you imagine? Closing hospitals, closing universities . . . all because of Bobby Jindal. And Jindal has the nerve to lecture Democrats.

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Response to Vinca (Reply #19)

Tue Mar 8, 2016, 01:41 PM

23. he had the nerve to run for President

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Response to Vinca (Reply #19)

Tue Mar 8, 2016, 05:30 PM

30. It's almost like they're instituting.....death panels!

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Tue Mar 8, 2016, 01:40 PM

22. A Libertarian Utopia

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Tue Mar 8, 2016, 02:32 PM

26. Thank God I live in Texas....more jobs than there are people. nt

 

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