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Buddy Roemer for Governor - I B Freeman
Sounds stupid. A crazy idea. A fool's rant. BUT there is logic to my thought. I saw Roemer at the ball game last night. He looks much older but in pretty good shape. According to WIKI he is 71. Seeing him got me thinking--there may be some usefulness to taxpaying citizens of Louisiana if ...
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LSU budget questions and revelations-- - I B Freeman
LSU has their budget posted online. You can see it here. [link=(http://www.bgtplan.lsu.edu/budget/14-15/bor1.pdf)]LINK[/link] You can see they record $124,590,470 in state subsidies last year. They recorded $315,730,227 in self generated funds. The two combined for $447,396.923 in total revenue. ...
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LSU should put up or shut up-- - I B Freeman
LSU has a coordinated, taxpayer financed campaign aimed at preserving the state subsidy of their budget. They should propose a budget that does just that and tell us all just what services should be cut and what taxes raised to preserve their budget. It is time to take LSU private and give the...
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Photo vs iPhoto? thoughts - I B Freeman
I am not sure I want this cloud storage. Has anyone used the new Photo from Apple yet?...
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One just cannot be a friend of Jindal---he will abuse you - I B Freeman
I would love for Jindal be beating the real reform drum. I would love to hear him demanding better schools and school choice for all--but instead he jumps up and down about how we need common core and then decides we don't. I would love to hear say he was eliminating hundreds of boards as we ...
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Any reason to actually vote?? - I B Freeman
I have grown tired of the entire political process. It is all about narcissists fighting each other to stay in power. I think I am going to stop voting....
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Impact of emails to state legislators--- - I B Freeman
There are a lot of things to complain about on the national level and an email to a Congressman or Senator only results in being added to a campaign list. However, my experience has been the occasional email to a state representative or state senator generally results in a real response. Those...
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Finally legislators line up to cut/end? film industry welfare - I B Freeman
[link=(http://theadvocate.com/news/12135384-123/film-incentives-bills-ready-for)]LINK[/link] With the exception of Morrell's bill all of these bills will be much better than what we have. I am encouraged that one bill is being introduced by a democrat, Ted James of Baton Rouge. The rest are...
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8th most corrupt state--Gold Standard of Ethics - I B Freeman
[link=(http://www.wwl.com/Louisiana-ranked-as-8th-most-corrupt-state/21381909)]LINK[/link] If not for the fed we wouldn't have any corruption prosecution it seems. Why doesn't the state lead the way to get corrupt politicians? Where is the Governor on this issue?...
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Another moral hazard of government bailouts of big businesses--GM - I B Freeman
Seems as Obama showered GM with cash to protect union jobs he was stiffing victims of GM's shoddy automobile quality. A Federal judge ruled yesterday that people injured by faulty ignition switches prior to GM's bankruptcy could not seek compensation from the company. Now whether or not GM wo...
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New Orleans Advocate joins IB in calling for end to film subsidies - I B Freeman
[link=(http://www.theneworleansadvocate.com/opinion/editorial/12056848-171/our-views-job-numbers-resemble)]LINK[/link] exerts: [quote]The thousands of jobs that Louisiana’s film credit supports are valuable, but are they providing enough return on the state’s investment? The reality is no, and...
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Alaska budget problems - I B Freeman
[link=(http://www.alaskapublic.org/2015/04/13/alaska-film-tax-credit-draws-spirited-debate-as-lawmakers-tackle-subsidies/)]LINK[/link] [quote]The program was created in 2008, and has paid out nearly $50 million to documentaries, feature films, homegrown Alaska productions, and — yes — reality tel...
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Nothing would do more for income equality than privatizing Social Security - I B Freeman
It is really cruel to be taking 15% of working people's money and letting politicians decide what their retirement will be. If instead those workers were forced or allowed to save that money they would amass estates that are being denied their families under our current socialist system. Why d...
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Surprise--Willy Robertson Endorses Bobby Jindal--- - I B Freeman
Nobody really expected the man who has benefitted from hundreds of thousands of dollars in Louisiana film industry welfare to endorse someone else did they??? I would have thought more of Mr. Robertson if he had just said "Bobby has supported corporate welfare for the film industry and my family ...
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Need 4 any day for A&M - I B Freeman
Post with email. I check frequently....
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Nikesh Jindal has left Gibson Dunn and is now employed at King & Spalding - I B Freeman
Seems the younger Mr. Jindal moved from Gibson Dunn in September. Gibson Dunn boasted of a large film practice and represents BP in various manners relating to the Deep Water Horizon tragedy. King & Spalding is another large DC firm and has a large healthcare industry practice and Mr. Jindal seem...
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Jindal has no shame criticizing corporate welfare-- - I B Freeman
He had been the king of corporate give aways. Ask Benson, Pilgrim, Chouest, Bollinger, Big Freedia and Duck Dynasty. He throws our tax money at them I liked to have choked when I read this speech exert: [quote]The truth is, today we have a system of corporate welfare in this state. Our...
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Jindal supporters---why won't Bobby cut film credits?? - I B Freeman
The man said he wants to cut corporate welfare but he will not touch the WORST corporate welfare in the state---film tax credits. The TP says [quote]A few have filed bills to reduce the film and television industry's state benefits as well, though the Jindal administration has indicated he mig...
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Budget shortfall great opportunity to eliminate some state agencies. - I B Freeman
Do you guys think we need a Department of Insurance? a huge Department of Agriculture? separate higher ed bureaucracies? ect. ect. I don't hear any candidates or any leges calling for ending these things that look to me to be low hanging fruit. They all seem to want to raise taxes and preserve...
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I'd vote for 84 year old Mike Foster for governor today before anyone running - I B Freeman
He was really a good governor. I wish he had been governor during Katrina. His business experience made the difference. He is a no nonsense, straight talking, "get things done" man. We need another such candidate. I remember he got into the general election having spent something like $300...
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