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Offline AlanS

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New boss
« on: August 10, 2017, 03:08:19 PM »
Same as the old boss.

Our new governor Jon Bell Edwards has had his idea of balancing the budget shot down. He's not giving up, though.

http://www.katc.com/story/36108660/louisiana-governor-shifts-strategy-for-tackling-budget-gap

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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - With his tax plans repeatedly blocked by House Republicans, Gov. John Bel Edwards is broadening his outreach efforts.

He's trying to build grassroots pressure for permanently stabilizing Louisiana's budget and closing the latest looming, $1 billion-plus shortfall.

The Democratic governor met with business leaders this week to brainstorm budget-balancing ideas. His chief financial adviser, Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne, is on the traveling speech circuit, making the case for revenue rather than cuts to close the gap.

The reworked strategy appears aimed at getting community leaders involved in influencing GOP lawmakers who have stymied Edwards' previous attempts to rewrite Louisiana tax laws.

About $1.1 billion in temporary sales taxes are expiring when the next budget year begins on July 1, 2018, a drop-off that is being called the "fiscal cliff."

Asshole.

I was doing some research a while back on the IRS website and found LA to be the 3rd highest taxed state in the nation. Even above Kali. ::pullhair::

I'll have to see if I can find it again.
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Re: New boss
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2017, 07:09:17 AM »
It seems that what passes for corruption in most other states is tame compared to the routine business at all levels of LA government, so y'all got a pretty high bar to clear before it raises any serious flags...and progs would like to replicate that nationally.

But you aren't alone in revenue trumping cost cutting...politicians "d" & "r" find it too hard to eliminate anything...

And the cowardice of the Pubbies leave us rooting for no other option but "Let It Burn"!
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Re: New boss
« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2017, 07:15:04 AM »

And the cowardice of the Pubbies leave us rooting for no other option but "Let It Burn"!

During the conservative sweep of the nation a few years ago, many of the Dhimms conveniently changed to the RINO party. Low information voters never noticed the names never changed. Just the party. ::pullhair::
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Re: New boss
« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2017, 07:24:46 AM »

And the cowardice of the Pubbies leave us rooting for no other option but "Let It Burn"!

During the conservative sweep of the nation a few years ago, many of the Dhimms conveniently changed to the RINO party. Low information voters never noticed the names never changed. Just the party. ::pullhair::

Yeah.  In the Reagan years when it was Blue Dogs and other conservative dem's switching, it wasn't as damaging as now...now a switch is just further contaminating pubbie ranks with more prog-virus...

It's almost like politics is pointless and another more serious and intelligent remedy is warranted, eh?
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