B. Jindal Alert

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TaxCredits vs TaxRevenue

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Apr 30, 2013
 

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http://www.klfy.com/story/22109357/la-spent-8...

La. spent $800M on film tax credits over 5 years

BATON ROUGE, La.(AP)- Louisiana shelled out $800 million over the last five years in tax breaks for the movie industry, according to an audit released Monday that suggests the state gets back little in direct revenue for the expense.

For example, the review by Legislative Auditor Daryl Purpera's office said, the state spent $197 million tax credits for production projects in 2010 and received $27 million in tax revenue in return.

"The overall fiscal impact to state government is negative," the audit says.
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"Someone has some XPLAINING to do." Based on simple math, this IS NOT good for Louisiana. Are these the SPECIAL interest groups Jindal was speaking about? What are they doing to fix the inequality?
Colleges and Tuition

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http://www.katc.com/news/bill-would-allow-col...

Bill would allow colleges to set their own tuition

Is this the first step in doing away with "state colleges"? Going private would mean "profits" with NO accountability, right?

Graduates are already questioning whether the high cost of their degree was worth it; considering the lack of good jobs.

Degree costs should be going DOWN, not up. Businesses want more workers with a college degree. Makes more sense to make it affordable, don't you think? That would improve our economy. More businesses would locate here.

What is REALLY going on????
Unconstitutional

Church Point, LA

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#66
May 7, 2013
 
http://www.theadvertiser.com/article/20130507...

Supreme Court rules vouchers unconstitutional

First step in SAVING Public Schools!

Can you imagine how much more sales tax revenue there will be once online purchases are taxed?

Brighter days are ahead.
Support Good Teachers

Opelousas, LA

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#67
May 8, 2013
 
It seems to me that the public has fallen behind on supporting the teachers.

Someone said not long ago that it appears there are too many doctors and lawyers in the legislature/Congress. I agree.

We need to send a variety of people that will serve all and go with term limits! We need experts in ALL fields in BR and DC. They need to serve the people, not themselves!

Clean out Congress!!!!!
Good Jobs

Opelousas, LA

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#68
Jul 21, 2013
 
Read an article about the Company that purchased Shaw Industries. Said they would expand by creating about 400 new good paying jobs. Then I read further and it stated that most of these jobs would be filled by people coming from Texas.

I am curious about how many jobs were lost in the last 5 years vs. how many new good jobs were created.

And of these new jobs, how many went to LA citizens?

Unless LA focuses on affordable healthcare and education, we are DOOMED!!! No one wants to hire sick uneducated people! FACT

How many good industries will come to a state known for gun violence with lax gun laws and a 'FOR PROFIT' prison system? Would you want to live in that environment? Most people DON'T want it in their neighborhood. Is this the future you want for your kids?

I wonder how the Legislature/Corporate group 'ALEC' fits into what is going on here in Louisiana? Jindal received an award from this group and I read where Vitter is also closely associated. ALEC seems to benefit Corporate America; not the average Louisiana citizen. Should you question this alliance?

What are you waiting for?
Laughing Stock

Opelousas, LA

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Jul 31, 2013
 
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/31/bota...

Botanical Society Panel Derides Creationism, Louisiana Science Education Act

Among the many topics covered at this week's Botanical Society of America Conference in New Orleans was the Louisiana Science Education Act, a law that critics say allows for the teaching of creationism in public schools.

Zack Kopplin, a rising junior at Rice University, led a session on the LSEA as part of a symposium titled "Yes, Bobby, evolution is real!" The 20-year-old political activist is a leader of the campaign to repeal LSEA.

During the symposium, Kopplin and speakers blasted the law, suggesting that it has made Louisiana an "international laughingstock," according to The Times-Picayune.
Laughing Stock

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Jul 31, 2013
 
Botanical Society Panel Derides Creationism, Louisiana Science Education Act

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/31/bota...

Among the many topics covered at this week's Botanical Society of America Conference in New Orleans was the Louisiana Science Education Act, a law that critics say allows for the teaching of creationism in public schools.

Zack Kopplin, a rising junior at Rice University, led a session on the LSEA as part of a symposium titled "Yes, Bobby, evolution is real!" The 20-year-old political activist is a leader of the campaign to repeal LSEA.

During the symposium, Kopplin and speakers blasted the law, suggesting that it has made Louisiana an "international laughingstock," according to The Times-Picayune.
Is He For Real

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#71
Aug 5, 2013
 
http://www.katc.com/news/republican-governor-...

Republican governor group attacks McAuliffe ethics

Is he for real? Isn't the current Repub Gov of Virginia being investigated(possible criminal) for receiving gifts (he and his wife seems to have gotten way too greedy)?

What about D. Issa?
What about D. Vitter?

B. Jindal, please turn off Faux News and, as you said it not too long ago,'stop being the STUPID party'!
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#72
Sep 11, 2013
 
http://www.katc.com/news/fiscal-analysts-lsu-...

Fiscal analysts: LSU hospital deals $39M short

How can they be so far off?
Can't the do simple math?

Who is really in charge?
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Just recalled two democrats in Colorado, yes the ball is starting to roll!!!
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Opelousas, LA

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#74
Sep 18, 2013
 
http://www.charter.net/news/read/category/Top...

La. governor demands feds drop suit against state

Again how is taking kids out of Public Schools and sending them to FOR PROFIT schools going to change things in a meaningful way?

If you take kids out of all those "failing schools", what will happen to all those "bad" teachers and bldgs.? My guess, the FOR PROFIT will hire back these teachers at a lower rate of pay and less benefits and buy the bldgs. at a cut rate.

Again, how would that make things better?

Off the top of my head, why not focus on the "failing schools" and fix them. If the ones in charge can't, then they need to LEAVE and make room for someone who can!

It doesn't make sense to put another layer of profits in the education system. Taxpayers have been taxed enough!
For Profit System

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#75
Sep 19, 2013
 
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/19/for-...

How For-Profit Colleges Stay In Business Despite Terrible Track Record

Very interesting read.

Don't think that this will not affect you. It is the NEXT bill black hole in the US economy. At some point it will probably affect your car loan, your mortgage and even your CC interest rates; not to mention your income tax rate. They are all connected in a real way!

How can we turn our Public School System over to FOR PROFIT when this kind of thing is happening on the college level?

Again, if the ones in charge of running the school systems CANNOT or WILLNOT come up with a way to fix the 'failing' schools, throw them out and get good people who can. It is NOT about their career, it is about the kids!!!
Curious

Eunice, LA

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#76
Sep 21, 2013
 
http://www.klfy.com/story/23488557/jindal-sla...

Jindal slams voucher lawsuit in new TV ad

Why use a TV ad?

We need to fix the "failing schools", not turn the system over to FOR PROFIT!! Get rid of the losers who cannot fix the issue other than turning it over to FOR PROFIT (career move)! Taxpayers will NOT beable to afford the bill at the end of the day, will they?

IT is about the kids, not Jindal's career plans.

Again, how is sending a small % of kids to private school (for profit) going to change anything meaningful? Oh yes, this is how you open the door to corporate GREED is done. How are the FOR PROFIT Colleges doing? Don't think you want to go that way, do you?

How many of you went wild when you thought 'For Profit Reform Schools were going up in your neighborhoods"?
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Opelousas, LA

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#77
Oct 4, 2013
 
http://www.theadvertiser.com/article/20131003...

Guest column: Ultimate hypocrisy at the Department of Education

Makes you wonder, "what is really going on" with the voucher system and charter schools. What is Jindal and White' end game?

Again, how is moving a few students around and turning the education system over to FOR PROFIT going to SAVE education in LA?

Wouldn't it make more sense to move the "TROUBLE MAKING STUDENS" away from the general student population - military style schools - get them ready for the military - no one left behind? Invest more in computers and software - training labs? Create curriculums that make students ready for the workforce at graduation? IT SHOULD NOT BE ABOUT PROFITS!

I agree with getting rid of Tenure. Like everyone else, teachers must earn their paycheck every working day!
Voucher Lawsuits

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Oct 14, 2013
 
See previous post.
Charity Hospital Update

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Oct 30, 2013
 
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John Kennedy: The financial risk of charity hospital 'privatization'

The reason advanced by the Jindal administration for privatizing Louisiana’s charity hospitals is that a private hospital — Lafayette General or Ochsner, for example — can manage a hospital more efficiently, and therefore cheaper, than the state.

That’s why I was taken aback when the chairman of the private entity taking over the Shreveport state hospital testified before the Joint Legislative Committee on the Budget that the private contractor’s costs to run the Shreveport facility will be the same as the state’s. Where, then, will the Jindal administration’s promised annual savings of $150 million come from if not from achieving operational efficiencies?

Dig deeper into the details, and it becomes apparent that the planned “savings” won’t result from lower costs but from getting more money from the federal government through an accounting change. This won’t make the charity hospitals or Louisiana’s Medicaid program, which pays for the hospitals, more efficient. It will just make them more expensive, fueled by additional federal (American taxpayer) money.

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Medicaid paid for Dead

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#81
Nov 4, 2013
 
http://www.katc.com/news/audit-dhh-paid-1-9m-...

Audit: DHH paid $1.9M for Medicaid for dead people

Louisiana paid nearly $1.9 million last year through the state's privatized Medicaid programs for 1,727 people who were not receiving services because they had died, according to an audit released Monday.

Legislative Auditor Daryl Purpera's office looked at fees that the state Department of Health and Hospitals paid in the 2012-13 budget year for privatized Medicaid medical and behavioral health services.

Purpera's office compared payments DHH made to the Medicaid program managers to lists of the deceased obtained through another DHH office, the vital records office.

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The have some serious S-plaining to do!

This is really sad because of the alive working poor who did without! IS THERE NOT A LIMIT TO GREED?
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#82
Nov 4, 2013
 
Indeed...and socialists think big gov. can take Care of them! Splain DAT!
thanksgovbobby

Eunice, LA

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#83
Nov 7, 2013
 
http://www.katc.com/news/state-to-cut-food-st...
ought to be put in the slammer for theft!
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Eunice, LA

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#84
Nov 8, 2013
 
http://www.katc.com/news/gov-jindal-we-won-t-...

Gov. Jindal: We Won't Allow President Obama to Bully La. into Expanding Obamacare

Wasn't B. Jindal hired by the Foster Admin. to fix healthcare in LA years ago?

His fix: turn charity hospitals over to FOR PROFIT. I heard they will get Fed. Medicaid money.

Shouldn't someone audit this arrangement? We don't want LA caught up in funny accounting practices again. We CANNOT afford the legal fees nor the fines.

Why is it OK for the For Profit hospital corporations to get Fed Medicaid money, but not expand Medicaid through Obamacare to cover all those people?

Am I missing something?

Shouldn't the Jindal Admin. explain this arrangement in clear terms.

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