"If this holds, you will see a generational change," said LSU Chancellor Mike Martin. "You will set back the state's flagship institution at least two decades, and it may never recover."
It goes like this.
LSU: Here's the budget we want.
State of Louisiana: Wait, don't you think you should wait until we tell you how much money we have available?
LSU: No, were LSU.
SoLA: Yeah, well we don't have that kind of funding available. You'll have to justify this kind of budget to the state.
LSU: Why? Were LSU?
SoLA: Well see, the economy is still in a recession. Revenues are down, uncertainty reigns, and the state simply cannot afford to continue to write a blank check to the University. You'll have to come up with more efficient ways to make do.
LSU: Okay, we'll start by using our funds to run a "sky is falling" campaign against the state through negative ads. Then we'll send out all kinds of negative press. Finally, we'll go ahead and pass the cost off to the students by raising tuition, maybe cut a few lower level people just to show how bad it is. How's that sound?
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