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volod
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If the Texas model of state government works so well, why can't we emulate it?

Independent counties that support themselves with little involvement from the state.

Is this really the the key to Texas success? Why can't LA and other southern states create a similar model.

We have the natural resources, the universities, and the population to do it.


CoachChappy
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re: If the Texas model of state government works so well, why can't we emulate it?
Too many democrats


Y.A. Tittle
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re: If the Texas model of state government works so well, why can't we emulate it?
Not enough room for graft?


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NorthshoreTiger76
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re: If the Texas model of state government works so well, why can't we emulate it?
Louisiana


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mylsuhat
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re: If the Texas model of state government works so well, why can't we emulate it?
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Why can't LA and other southern states create a similar model
Louisiana has too many people in other people's pockets


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TheFonz
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re: If the Texas model of state government works so well, why can't we emulate it?
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Why can't LA and other southern states create a similar model.


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Mingo Was His NameO
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re: If the Texas model of state government works so well, why can't we emulate it?
The simple answer is corruption and the lack of a diverse economy. La rodes or dies on the process of oil.


kciDAtaE
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re: If the Texas model of state government works so well, why can't we emulate it?
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Is this really the the key to Texas success


No. It’s oil and tacos


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Gaston
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re: If the Texas model of state government works so well, why can't we emulate it?
frick Texas. I pity anyone who thinks living in Texas is somehow acceptable.


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re: If the Texas model of state government works so well, why can't we emulate it?
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volod


Shouldn't you be in the job search thread?


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chinese58
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re: If the Texas model of state government works so well, why can't we emulate it?


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DallasTiger
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re: If the Texas model of state government works so well, why can't we emulate it?
Historic, systemic, embedded corruption among politicians and other government officials.

And a largely uneducated and carefree population that refuses to demand change at the voting booth.

In relation to the other states, Louisiana is in the bottom five of every good category and the top five of every bad category for a reason. It’s been that way since... forever. And it’s not changing.





Mahootney
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re: If the Texas model of state government works so well, why can't we emulate it?
LA constitution requires the under-educated population to vote on changes.

What makes you think they will ever make a decision that will hurt them immediately to provide benefits for future generations?


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LSUbase13
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re: If the Texas model of state government works so well, why can't we emulate it?
Texas has a great economy. A great economy leads to having great jobs that attracts a workforce. That leads having citizens of the state with money. That leads to them paying their share of taxes and so forth.

Louisiana doesn't have any of those. Take into effect that the "good ole boy" system is one of the strongest in Louisiana. People won't do jack- shite till their pockets are greased. Hence why it takes a decade to pave a 100 yards of road in New Orleans.


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RougeDawg
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re: If the Texas model of state government works so well, why can't we emulate it?
County government in Texas have enough property tax to do stuff. Parish governments in Louisiana are very poor on average. I'm fine with eliminating income tax, reducing sales tax, and increasing property taxes to keep funds local. Didn't always believe that, but the "general fund" budget thing is obviously not working.


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KiwiHead
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re: If the Texas model of state government works so well, why can't we emulate it?
Texas has a lot of cheap usable land and underneath a good portion of that land is oil tat can be extracted. Also, a different mindset about"stealing money" The Texan waits until there is money in the bank before he robs it. The dumbass from Louisiana tries to rob the person going to the bank before he has his money


bendover504
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re: If the Texas model of state government works so well, why can't we emulate it?
Too many potholes


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Dire Wolf
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re: If the Texas model of state government works so well, why can't we emulate it?
Half the state blames the other half for all of its problems even though they couldn’t even vote in primaries until 1940


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LSUminati
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re: If the Texas model of state government works so well, why can't we emulate it?
Culture matters

eta. This should be taken to admonish the entire demographic spectrum of LA.
This post was edited on 3/6 at 3:48 pm


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jrodLSUke
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re: If the Texas model of state government works so well, why can't we emulate it?
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Too many democrats


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