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Solo Cam
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I don’t get it- How is Louisiana failing this bad?
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I used to love this state and made a long arse drawn out post a few months ago about why I would stay but as our family has grown I’ve been forced to open my eyes and look around. It’s absolutely amazing how shitty Louisiana is compared to everywhere else.

Texas job market grows by 323,000 jobs and Louisiana decreases by 1,000 (only state in the entire country to lose jobs ). Louisiana’s job count has decreased by 5,900 under JBE.

LSU is now moving to a wholistic admissions policy so the value of the degree is gonna dip greatly. Also by its nature is a racist coddling technique.

We’re missing out on what is estimated to be a 200 million dollar a year industry with sports betting because our politicians are being controlled by a guy who owns fricking video lotto machines. We’re not even allowed to vote on it. It really wouldn’t matter though, 47 parishes voted to allow fantasy football in their parish but guess what our government couldn’t come up with a tax rate and regulation. Literally every other state can, but we can’t.

Leaders in New Orleans spend millions of dollars removing historical statues, without a vote, only for mass public notoriety in today’s political environment,

Despite having a booming tourism, port and conference industry New Orleans has an awful educational system, poor healthcare and frankly the city floods every time there’s 4-5” of rain.

Now the newly elected democrat mayor of New Orleans is sueing companies like Entergy, Chevron, ExxonMobil and other major oil and gas companies over “damage to the wetlands”. How fricking shortsighted is this?

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The oil and gas industry responded by stressing the number of energy companies and their workers based in the city and implying that the case would mean the end of partnerships with the city and its community organizations.

"Lawsuits do not build relationships," said Marc Ehrhardt, executive director of the Grow Louisiana Coalition, a pro-industry group. "They end them."


New Orleans is also among the worlds 50 most dangerous cities. The crime is out of control, the police force is understaffed and overworked.

The governor literally threatened higher educational funding in the state, including our major universities and LSU football to pass his tax increases.

Baton Rouge is in no better shape I love the library that sat in Baton Rouge unfinished for 10 months only for them to accept the originally proposed 2.7 million dollar change order. Lake Charles is the only city showing real signs of growth.

Louisiana is now ranked by US News as the worst state in the country, here’s some of the key figures:

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HEALTH CARE: 45
EDUCATION: 48
ECONOMY: 49
INFRASTRUCTURE: 48
OPPORTUNITY: 50
FISCAL STABILITY: 43
CRIME & CORRECTIONS: 50
NATURAL ENVIRONMENT: 50


My wife was contacted by a headhunter (physician) so we visited 2 locations in the past 3 weeks on basically recruiting trips, She’s got another year as a chief resident then she’s done, Greenville, NC and Huntsville, AL.

My good lord at the difference in infrastructure, cleanliness, real estate market, education, crime rates and long term economic growth and stability.

Our family is the only thing that’s the positive for this state and it doesn’t look Ike it’s going to be enough.

I grew up my entire life being proud of who I was and where I’m from. Now that I have children involved I’m forced to look at what’s best for their long term future and I see no way that Louisiana wins that competition. It’s pathetic when the voice of reason in your state is an arms dealer.

Not to sound like a dick but I work in the construction industry and make 6 figures, my wife is going to be a pediatrician. We both grew up in Louisiana, attended LSU, in our mid/late 20s and were going to leave. It’s pathetic that this state is losing its future because it refuses to adapt and grow. We’re almost for sure leaving but had a conversation today and agreed that if JBE wins again then there’s no option. At that point the state will have proven that it simply doesn’t care about its future.

No pics of the wife but here’s a photo of the most intelligent individual in Louisiana politics.

Image: https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1675/4161/products/River_Rocks_1024x1024.jpg?v=1561670909


Bullfrog
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re: I don’t get it- How is Louisiana failing this bad?
Thanks for your effort in helping turn things around. You ain’t nothin but a damn quitter, when you strip it down.

Hit the road, Jack.
And don’t ya come back no more.


KillTheGophers
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re: I don’t get it- How is Louisiana failing this bad?
TLDR summary

Trial lawyers and crooked politicians have ruined the state


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saint tiger225
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re: I don’t get it- How is Louisiana failing this bad?
2 of these types of threads within 12 hours of each other. Nice.

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Janky
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re: I don’t get it- How is Louisiana failing this bad?
JBE


donRANDOMnumbers
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re: I don’t get it- How is Louisiana failing this bad?
if you have the ability to leave the state, then so be it. i love our state, but can't argue against it being a bag of shite.


TDcline
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re: I don’t get it- How is Louisiana failing this bad?
Get ready for a bunch of insecures to come tell you that you’re dumb for leaving and that Louisiana is an amazing place to live because we are the only place in the entire world that has seasoned food.
This post was edited on 8/17 at 6:41 am


Solo Cam
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Member since Sep 2015
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re: I don’t get it- How is Louisiana failing this bad?
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Thanks for your effort in helping turn things around. You ain’t nothin but a damn quitter, when you strip it down.

Hit the road, Jack.
And don’t ya come back no more
I make 6 figures and pay a shite load in taxes, voted in every election since I was 18, I’ve built exactly 107 quality homes in this state in 6 parishes.

I can’t look my daughter in the eyes tell her that I love her, I want her to succeed and then put her in a shithole.

We’re in Metairie right now and the plan was when #3 is on the way to buy a lot and build our forever home. For the same price as a lot on the lake or a lot in old Metairie we could buy 70 acres in Greenville. It’s not like we have an option either here. I’m not going to raise a family on the Westbank, the bywater, downtown, holly grove, 9th ward or any other crime riddled area of the city and outside of Baton Rouge and Lake Charles the rest of the state has pathetic Economic growth. Baton Rouge’s traffic is absolutely horrible and Lake Charles would be so far away from family that if Would take us the same amount of time to drive from there to family as it would to fly from Atlanta or Raleigh.

Not to mention. Here’s my wife’s current offers: 165k in Nola, 240k in Huntsville, 220k in Greenville.

Just to be in a safe area here you have to spend 150k plus on a lot. I’m talking 60’x110’.

But I should stay and keep paying taxes to a corrupt government that’s showing no signs of changing right?

I’m straight.


Cycledude
Member since Jul 2018
470 posts

re: I don’t get it- How is Louisiana failing this bad?
You sound like the kind of guy we need in office. Help make our state a better place. We need your help.


liz18lsu
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Naples, FL
Member since Feb 2009
12421 posts

re: I don’t get it- How is Louisiana failing this bad?
I left LA in 2014 and have only been back, once, for a funeral. I love the state, but I would never go back. Granted, I moved to a place that is on par with Stepford, fake, very little crime, wealthy, clean, the Gulf is 7 minutes away, but it's really fricking nice compared to Baton Rouge and pretty much anywhere else.


The Torch
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re: I don’t get it- How is Louisiana failing this bad?
19 percent of the state’s 4.6 million people participate in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, as the federally paid food stamp program is called.

Most of these could work but having illegitimate kids is easier, this is a "way of life" which is taught and passed from generation to generation.

Bad schools, bad roads, bad taxes - it's undesirable for any major companies to move in.

Also, the free public education my kid gets in Texas would costs $800.00 aa month (private school) in La. The public schools are shite all over the state.


Solo Cam
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Member since Sep 2015
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re: I don’t get it- How is Louisiana failing this bad?
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if you have the ability to leave the state, then so be it. i love our state, but can't argue against it being a bag of shite.

I love my home. Here’s a post I made in April about why I love Louisiana.

Frankly it’s the only reason I’m still here. My nostalgia and love for this state has blinded me to its decencies for many years. I turned down higher paying jobs in Dallas and Houston when I came out of college to stay here.

Now that children are involved I have an obligation to them as a father to give them the best opportunity possible and I truly believe that staying wouldn’t be in their best interest. I wish the politicians didn’t ruin the state. That’s the entire point of this thread.

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I don’t get it- How is Louisiana tailing this bad?


Solo Cam
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Member since Sep 2015
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re: I don’t get it- How is Louisiana failing this bad?
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Also, the free public education my kid gets in Texas would costs $800.00 aa month (private school) in La. The public schools are shite all over the state.

My wife went to a prominent private school in Metairie called Dominican. It’s a upper-middle class school that many Old Metairie residents send their daughters too. Here’s their cost 3 years ago
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2016 – 2017 PAYMENT SCHEDULE
Tuition – $9230
Graduation Fee (for Seniors) – $150
PAG – $1753


She also told me about a time they weren’t able to leave after school because a dead body was found in a dumpster outside of their school and they were doing s murder investigation.


Vidic
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Member since Jan 2010
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re: I don’t get it- How is Louisiana failing this bad?
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Get ready for a bunch of insecures to come tell you that you’re dumb for leaving and that Louisiana is an amazing place to live because we are the only place in the entire world that has seasoned food.


Have you left yet? I’m just hoping I don’t see your threads for 3 plus years anymore


Picayuner
Member since Dec 2016
989 posts

re: I don’t get it- How is Louisiana failing this bad?
No doubt the trial lawyers and JBE have hurt this state badly. Tax incentives are good business but we give away too much. The government is bloated with too many early retirements. Politicians throughout the state are generally corrupt. The only really good schools are the catholic ones in New Orleans One thing OP got wrong, crime is down in New Orleans and the city is seeing a real prosperous growth than ever in my 60 plus years. More construction downtown since the early 1970’s. As far as oil and gas companies, they flew the coop in the eighties. Personally I think every dang energy company should have a presence in New Orleans being this was the hub and the amount of natural resources we have sacrificed Demands that we be respected and because these companies should be good corporate citizens. And New Orleans is way better than Houston to live in
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TDcline
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Member since Aug 2015
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re: I don’t get it- How is Louisiana failing this bad?
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Have you left yet? I’m just hoping I don’t see your threads for 3 plus years anymore


You do understand how the internet works, right? I’m still going to post here after I move out of meth-trailer-land.


LSUtoBOOT
LSU Fan
Member since Aug 2012
1538 posts

re: I don’t get it- How is Louisiana failing this bad?
Corruption rooted so deeply it cannot be removed. Louisiana, love it or leave it, because it ain’t going to change.


lsu711
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Member since Sep 2003
9066 posts

re: I don’t get it- How is Louisiana failing this bad?
Moving to an area like Huntsville would be good perspective for you. “6 figures and paying a lot of taxes” in LA seems to have your head swelled. You’ll be a small fish in Huntsville. I suspect you won’t like it.


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yellowfin
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re: I don’t get it- How is Louisiana failing this bad?
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I’m still going to post here after I move out of meth-trailer-land.


It’s funny because you do live in meth trailer land

I drove through there yesterday and


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re: I don’t get it- How is Louisiana failing this bad?
Culcha


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