GOP's Louisiana in Deep Recession with $1.6 Billion Short

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    Jun 12, 2015 4:33 PM GMT
    NYT: And in Louisiana, lawmakers in the Republican-controlled State Legislature are in a standoff with their party colleague Gov. Bobby Jindal as they struggle with a $1.6 billion shortfall.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/08/us/states-confront-wide-budget-gaps-even-after-years-of-recovery.html?
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    Jun 12, 2015 4:34 PM GMT
    NYT: A funding solution to the state’s worst budget shortfall in decades evoked bipartisan criticism, but was viewed as a necessity to get a budget past Gov. Bobby Jindal.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/12/us/louisiana-lawmakers-arrive-at-11th-hour-compromise-on-funding.html?ref=politics
  • Svnw688

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    Jun 12, 2015 10:18 PM GMT
    I would love to hear SoCalFitness, SouthBeach, RoadBikeRob, and other conservative commenters explain away, in ad hoc fashion, how THIS GOP led state is an abberition, an anomaly, a one-off. It's what they do when we point to other GOP states/cities with problems, such as Kansas, Oklahoma, and now Louisiana.

    Their newest defense is to simply compare how "large" the problem is in liberal states such as California and Illinois. Well, duh, there are more people in those states--by a long shot. You have to look pro rata at how much each state or city citizen 'owes' to make a meaningful comparison. But the right won't allow reason to control.

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  • coolarmydude

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    Jun 13, 2015 3:50 AM GMT
    Svnw688 saidBut the right won't allow reason to control.


    Which explains Jindal in a nutshell...
  • Svnw688

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    Jun 13, 2015 3:07 PM GMT
    coolarmydude said
    Svnw688 saidBut the right won't allow reason to control.


    Which explains Jindal in a nutshell...


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  • rnch

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    Jun 13, 2015 3:34 PM GMT
    And......Piyush "Bobby" (NOT his real name!) Jindal's heir apparent replacement, David "Diapers" Vitter, will be no better for Louisiana.

    Just like ol' Piyush, "Diapers" is a political opportunist who wants to add "POTUS" to his name.





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