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re: Indiana passes controversial anti homosexual "religious freedom" bill - BigJim
[link=(https://iga.in.gov/legislative/2015/bills/senate/568#)]Actual Bill[/link] Click on latest version to get actual text. [quote]Religious freedom restoration act. Provides that a state or local government action may not substantially burden a person's right to the exercise of religion unle...
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re: Indiana passes controversial anti homosexual "religious freedom" bill - BigJim
Can someone link to the actual bill?...
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re: NBC’s Engel: US allies fear Obama admin leaking information to Iran - BigJim
If true that is troubling. But I am not ready to buy that it is true yet. This doesn't seem right....
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re: Morning Blues in America - Krugman Nails It - BigJim
[quote]What we’ve been seeing at both the national and the state level is mainly a natural process of recovery as the economy finally starts to heal from the housing and debt bubbles of the Bush years.[/quote] 6 years in the administration and we just "naturally healing" now????? This is the w...
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re: Warren calls for end to "too big to fail". - BigJim
[quote]I restate your position in abstract terms: SHE agrees with MY position[/quote] FIFY If she keeps adopting conservative positions she might be great. Unlikely, but the journey of a thousand miles starts with the first step, right? ...
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re: Warren calls for end to "too big to fail". - BigJim
Not a big fan of the "too big to fail" policy. ...
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re: Should Bobby Jindal and the statehouse push through tax increases? - BigJim
[quote]Tuition it still very cheap compared to other states. Couple that with TOPS and it really is a bargain. The higher ed bureaucracy is organized and loud. They have a captive audience with students and state employees. Unfortunately taxpayers are not organized and have few people lo...
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re: Union objects to disabled student using faculty restroom - BigJim
[quote]As a union, they are supposed to act in their own interest.[/quote] I thought it was all about the children? Go after teacher unions and they will throw children up as human shields faster than ISIS. But if one of the little monsters needs to use their restroom......
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re: I want to congratulate all the Jindal voters for killing LSU - BigJim
[quote]We have higher real estate taxes, here. And we have a state tax, too. We also have a DEM governor and at least one DEM Senator. And a high IQ. Maybe that helps.[/quote] True your local taxes are much higher. Also CO is a wealthier state so you can have a lower per capita base and stil...
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re: Should Bobby Jindal and the statehouse push through tax increases? - BigJim
[quote]Exactly what way are we in tough times? [/quote] I don't think times are that tough, [i]currently[/i]. But higher edu is looking at a $500+ million cut. That is slightly more than LSU's total budget. So basically, unless something is done, you have to cut an LSU's worth out of our c...
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re: I want to congratulate all the Jindal voters for killing LSU - BigJim
[quote]Getting tired of being wrong about everything? I said look to Kansas. arse wipe. It's a GOP trickle down religious wasteland. The results are in. And like KS, I predict the crook to claim LA is suffering from moral issues. More sin taxes in your future. What a shite hole you created...
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re: Should Bobby Jindal and the statehouse push through tax increases? - BigJim
[quote]Chicken little should have thought about that before all the hyperbole[/quote] Completely agree that the previous cuts to colleges have been blown out of proportion. That said- the proposed executive budget is very, VERY bad for higher education. Like take all the cuts from past 7 years,...
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re: I want to congratulate all the Jindal voters for killing LSU - BigJim
[quote][quote]They are looking at making some changes that might bring in about $5-7m more.[/quote] Outside of legalizing 3-card monte (and getting the Feds to allow sports books), how much more gambling CAN Louisiana allow? They're running out of games.[/quote] They are looking at tapping "...
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re: I want to congratulate all the Jindal voters for killing LSU - BigJim
[quote]Does Louisiana have a state lottery?[/quote] Yes, it brings in about $150m. They are looking at making some changes that might bring in about $5-7m more. Almost all of the money goes to K-12 education. http://www.louisianalottery.com/about/tab/where-the-money-goes ...
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re: I want to congratulate all the Jindal voters for killing LSU - BigJim
[quote]Why are you so angry with what i was asking? I did a google search and what i got was not correct. [/quote] Lighten up Francis, I was just kidding you. Tone does not necessarily come through with electronic media. [quote]FWIW, i expected the lesser minded to attack me for asking a ques...
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re: I want to congratulate all the Jindal voters for killing LSU - BigJim
[quote]Just curious on how LSU spends its money.[/quote] [link=(http://www.bgtplan.lsu.edu/budget/14-15/bor1.pdf)]LSU's budget[/link] Ask and ye shall receive (or you could google search it, you lazy sack!) ...
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re: I want to congratulate all the Jindal voters for killing LSU - BigJim
[quote]Someone correct me as well... are our social welfare programs protected from cuts by our states constitution? I perused it the other day for this very topic. [/quote] No, but they are mostly federally funded. So you won't be saving much. It also depends on what you mean by welfare. Th...
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re: I want to congratulate all the Jindal voters for killing LSU - BigJim
[quote]I'd start by eliminating the handout to the film industry.[/quote] Not saying that is a bad idea, but it does almost nothing to help next year's budget. Though it will help in years to come. You have to let all the projects that will be done this year finish since the state signed a cont...
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re: I want to congratulate all the Jindal voters for killing LSU - BigJim
[quote]So do you think this is a good idea? [/quote] So the $600m I was talking about was the elimination of certain tax credits refundable nature. Most of them I am OK with. The inventory tax should eliminated altogether, but if you don't want crush the locals you will have to find some sort...
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re: I want to congratulate all the Jindal voters for killing LSU - BigJim
[quote]Judging by the dvotes it seems most TD.com posters are fine with killing Mike the Tiger. Here's a quick recap of Jindal's damage to our state's most revered institution, so far: LINK LINK LINK LINK LINK [/quote] Seriously did you read your own link????? FY9-10 ...
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