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Pension and Healthcare liability indicative of our poor state leadership - I B Freeman
[img]http://si.wsj.net/public/resources/images/ON-BH175_CovOne_G_20141121202949.jpg[/img] This is really a shame. 19%of our GDP goes to this. Compare that to Arkansas or even Mississippi and you see how bad we have punted in these two areas. How can we spend the money we spend on things an...


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Caldwell and Landrieu--do not watch while trying to eat. - I B Freeman
[link=(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2h0o3Vr5N-k)]LINK[/link] Another statewide elected republican working for Mary. ...


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Spending cut talk yet to include film industry welfare--$1.4 billion must be cut - I B Freeman
Jindal is scrambling to find cuts and/or revenue to close the budget gap. He is grabbing one time money here and there and robbing Peter to pay Paul to get through the year. [link=(http://www.nola.com/politics/index.ssf/2014/11/bobby_jindal_louisiana_state_b.html#incart_related_stories)]LINK[/...


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Delta Airlines stands with Obama on immigration - I B Freeman
[link=(http://www.forbes.com/sites/tedreed/2014/11/22/gutsy-delta-goes-to-bat-for-obama-integration-moves/?partner=yahootix)]LINK[/link] Interesting that a private company would go out on such a limb on such a controversial subject. Well Delta is fighting a proposed second, much needed IMHO, A...


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Jindal "praying about 2016" - I B Freeman
[link=(http://www.myarklamiss.com/story/d/story/gov-bobby-jindal-on-2016-we-are-praying-about-this/24222/5hTWerbOBEKDBSQBftAlfA)]LINK[/link] I lived in Georgia in 1976 when Carter was elected. (I shook his hand in Plains on election day but voted for Ford. I was in college not far from there and ...


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NYT--Obama and the insurance industry have beneficial partnership - I B Freeman
A Drudge headline [quote] NYT PAGE ONE MONDAY: Obama admin and health insurance companies have 'powerful, mutually beneficial partnership'... Developing...[/quote] To which I say "duh". I doubt being the NYT the piece will be all that critical. All one has to do to understand the insura...


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Film Tax Credit Proponents should love Bobby Jindal - I B Freeman
Now Bobby is squeezing all state agencies to cut back as the state appears to be in deficit for the current year. He is going to have to squeeze even harder as we have to have a balanced budget. I have yet to hear anyone mention suspending film tax credits projected this year to exceed $300 ...


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159 Federal Agencies created by Obamacare/Landrieucare - I B Freeman
[link=(http://www.saveyourrights.com/government-control/the-new-labyrinthine-bureaucracy-of-ObamaCare-159-new-ones-to-streamline-and-decrease-cost-of-healthcare/)]LINK[/link] Typical of government. To think there are people who want the FCC to treat ISPs as a utility....


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What bureaucrat should decide how much broadband capacity you have? - I B Freeman
All these naive "net neutrality" proponents need to answer that question. It seems the root of all this is throttling practiced by cable ISPs. They do that for 3 reasons: 1) they don't have the capacity and do not want to invest to bring the capacity all their customers will need as the demand...


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Film Tax Credits to help finance more Jindal publicity--he is in another film - I B Freeman
Your tax dollars are paying 30%+ of the Louisiana production cost of a new film that Governor Jindal will appear in. This will be the second publicity stunt for Jindal that taxpayers have financed with film tax credits. Everyone remembers the Duck Dynasty appearance I am sure. [link=(http://www.n...


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Obama/dems seek to regulate internet - I B Freeman
In the name of protecting the public Obama today is asking the FCC to treat the net as a utility. Dems hate freedom and love bureaucrats....


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Jindal vs. Vitter now underway - I B Freeman
Jindal will be opposite Vitter in two major elections the next two years---the first--Angelle vs Vitter for governor. The second the senate race to replace Vitter. Vitter and Jindal hate each other. They have competing political organizations and it will be very interesting to see how this goes...


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Observations on the election - I B Freeman
1) Landrieu is definitely beat. She needed 45% IMHO to be competitive in the runoff. According to John Couvillon she got out the vote early and even that was not enough. She will not get the vote out for a runoff. Money may get scarce for her too as it is obvious she is beat. I will be curious to s...


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Sierra Hybrid - I B Freeman
I saw one of these in the airport parking lot the other day. I had forgotten GM made a hybrid pickup. I am toyota and ford but I am curious if anyone has any experience with this hybrid? ...


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How much would a politician have to pay you to get you to vote or not vote? - I B Freeman
Votes are bought and sold. Mostly cheap. One small town Louisiana mayor once told me he would not pay for a vote unless the voter brought him an absentee ballot to fill out in their name---no joke. Just curious if you could be bought and if so for how much?...


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Tom Coburn's govt waste report - I B Freeman
Coburn is a great American that we need more of. He is a real champion of taxpayers and is not afraid to point out pork. [link=(http://www.coburn.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?a=Files.Serve&File_id=8027c30b-ce84-48bf-ae81-be99ac74eb12)]LINK[/link]...


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Do you think polling methods have changed since 2012?? - I B Freeman
There were so many polls--particularly polls people like Dick Morris and Karl Rove followed--badly wrong. I wonder if the polling industry has adopted new methods to replace the phone calls and such? There are so many people without home phones I don't see how a telephone poll can be statistically r...


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Cassidy staying out of the debate tonight on the largest TV channel in the state - I B Freeman
Interesting. I don't know how many people watch WWL at 7 pm on a Monday night? Landrieu--Why didn't Bill Cassidy show up??? I think Maness is getting some votes if any republicans are watching....


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germans---my apologies...


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Where is Kennedy, Dardenne, Strain in the Senate race???? - I B Freeman
One would think republicans without a race would be out helping Cassidy but I haven't seen them. I was actually talking to one recently and he pointed out to me how "good" Landrieu had been to his department. Good, in the eyes of a bureaucrat, being bringing federal pork to the department. Two...


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