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NC_Tigah
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Matrixman
Edwards overstayed his welcome in politics, then he overstayed his welcome with the law. But Louisiana did well during his first two terms. As evidence of that, Edwards was re-elected by something like a 40% margin. Just calling a spade a spade.






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mytigger
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In a hypothetical matchup against Landrieu, Jindal trails 49 percent to 41 percent


So the pig that barely beat Woody Jenkins, Suzy Haik-Terrel and John Kennedy by about 1% each is leading the current 2-term governor by 8 points?

excuse me, but no freakin way.

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Landrieu is also polling ahead of all seven potential Republican opponents by a margin ranging from 3 percent to 12 percent.


Interesting, is this article about Jindal or Mary?

I think this article has us witnessing a microcosm of what just occurred in the presidential election. "They're too conservative, let's get them to nominate a left leaner like McCain or Romney!"






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Keltic Tiger
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According to The Advocate this morning, our "great" gov was out of the state 86 days last yr, not counting the days he left & came back the same day. Do the math. He was out of the state that much at a time when the state was/is going through its most difficult financial times in decades.Campaigning for other politicians to help himself. And when he is in town, the local press tries to pin him down on serious issues and all they get is press release after press release. If he was to ever run for a national office, the national media would tear him to pieces as he could not duck their questions. He's a fraud.





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NC_Tigah
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the local press tries to pin him down on serious issues and all they get is press release after press release.
Almost presidential IAW current criterion. Only difference is our press makes no attempt whatsoever to pin POTUS down on ANYthing!






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Tchefuncte Tiger
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I thought Mike Foster was a pretty good govenor.


MJF was highly underrated. He also ended the practice of the state leasing beaucoup buildings to house offices and agencies, and moved them back downtown. Mike doesn't get the credit he deserves for his role in the revitalization of downtown Baton Rouge.






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tigernation56
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Piyush is a joke of a governor, do you really want to end louisiana income tax and prepare yourself to pay his enormous state sales tax

The state raises the sales tax , then parishes will say its not enough for them to survive so they raise their parish taxes, it doesn't end there my friend because within your parish you have city sales taxes before they are finished with us we will be handing over our whole check to the state. Don't know if your willing to do that but I for sure wish Jindal would go hide under a rock forever.



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ragincajun03
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do you really want to end louisiana income tax


Absolutely, YES.

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The state raises the sales tax , then parishes will say its not enough for them to survive so they raise their parish taxes, it doesn't end there my friend because within your parish you have city sales taxes before they are finished with us we will be handing over our whole check to the state


Which is why Jindal is on the wrong track with how to account for the revenue. Repealing the income tax is good. Then you lower the homestead exemption from the stupidly $75k mark to $10k like TX. Those extra revenues stay local. Then the state tells local government they will no longer fund local and NGO projects. If the parish/city governments have local wants and needs, use the increased revenue from the lower homestead, and if you need more, then you've got to put it to a vote for your citizens to decide.

Jindal doesn't want that route, though. Despite his talks of "small government", he wants mostly centralized government in Louisiana, centered around the Capitol. He wants the lost revenue to be fully replaced with state sales tax, as does 80% of the legislature, because that way we and our local governments are at the mercy of the prostitutes when Legislative Session time hits.



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tigernation56
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oh wow one plant wow this state is booming what about the others that wont come.





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mikelowery1911
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Jindal doesn't want that route, though. Despite his talks of "small government", he wants mostly centralized government in Louisiana, centered around the Capitol. He wants the lost revenue to be fully replaced with state sales tax, as does 80% of the legislature, because that way we and our local governments are at the mercy of the prostitutes when Legislative Session time hits.


Exactly






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VOR
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Mike doesn't get the credit he deserves for his role in the revitalization of downtown Baton Rouge.



Unfortunately, governor is a statewide office.






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Interception
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Okay, who thinks state income taxes are too high?

Answer: No frickingbody

A state sales tax would need to be at 14-15 cents to makes up for the lost revenue. Jindal would be replacing income tax revenues with a higher sales tax off the backs of the poor. It doesn't matter anyway this idea is dead on arrival but frick Jindal



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VOR
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A state sales tax would need to be at 14-15 cents to makes up for the lost revenue. Jindal would be replacing income tax revenues with a higher sales tax off the backs of the poor. It doesn't matter anyway this idea is dead on arrival but frick Jindal



Get outta here with that reality crap!!!






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BugAC
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he's better suited as a vote-casting Congressman/Legislator or appointed policy wonk than a truly effective leader, which is what you want from the Governor/President.


I halfway agree with you. His leadership during state emergencies (hurricanes) is undeniable. And the amount of business he's brought into this state is also a big reason why we haven't really felt the recession as much as the rest of the country.






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Matrixman
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Edwin Edwards Bumper Sticker - "Vote for the Crook - it's important". I believe that bumper sticker was distributed by the Edwards Campaign when he ran against Buddy Roemer. I'll give EE credit for the fact that he laid out his corruption out there for all to see. Just like I said.....we no longer want "GREAT" men to lead us.....we want and demand they be flawed, corrupt, and morally bankrupt individuals. [i.e. Bill Clinton, Edwin Edwards, and Barack Hussein Obama]. Maybe they are only a reflection of who we are.


"The evil implanted in man by nature spreads so imperceptibly, when the habit of wrong-doing is unchecked, that he himself can set no limit to his shamelessness" - Marcus Tullius Cicero

Good Day!



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