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TigersFan64
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re: Get ready to Ralph...Abraham
Great! JBE will definitely get my vote again. It's been great having a responsible adult in the Governor's mansion instead of that self-serving little man-child Jindal we had for 8 years who left a huge fiscal mess for the adults to clean up.


Gevans17
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re: Get ready to Ralph...Abraham
Ralph is a good guy. Went to LSU with him.
Graham Hall ‘72-75


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kingbob
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re: Get ready to Ralph...Abraham
You do realize the stelly plan tax cuts that helped cause the massive budget shortfalls were supported by JBE and OPPOSED by Jindal, right? Jindal opposed it, but it passed with a veto-proof majority. JBE spent the next few years blaming Jindal for not raising taxes, but JBE was the one who cut those taxes to begin with!


TigersFan64
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re: Get ready to Ralph...Abraham
Jindal caved in to the Republican-led legislature on the Stelly tax repeal, and he later absolutely refused to support any revenue measures which were obviously needed. Jindal even called a tobacco tax renewal a "tax increase." Jindal blew the $1 billion surplus he inherited from the Blanco administration. He balanced his budgets with one-time money year after year and refused to even consider raising revenue. Jindal was basically running for President from jump and positioned himself to the far right thing in anticipation of running in the Republican presidential primaries. Again, he left a fiscal mess that JBE and Jay Dardenne had to clean up through facing fiscal realities and hard work. Idiots like Jindal were the ones who got the state into that mess by adhering to that moronic Laffer curve b.s. and listening to that other moron, Grover Norquist.


Parmen
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re: Get ready to Ralph...Abraham
Can a guy from Notth Louisiana get the votes down South?


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kingbob
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re: Get ready to Ralph...Abraham
Veto-proof majority in the legislature...which included JBE

Jindal didn’t “cave” he constitutionally had no choice. If he had veto’d it, they just would have overridden it, thanks in part to JBE.
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TigersFan64
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re: Get ready to Ralph...Abraham
Again, Jindal only half-heartedly opposed repealing the Stelly tax, which was the work of the Republican-controlled legislature. And when later on, some people were calling for reinstating the Stelly tax structure, Jindal was totally opposed to it. As for your blaming JBE for the repeal of the Stelly tax, that is just ludicrous. It was the Republican majority who called for its repeal. At least JBE acted responsibly once he got into office and recognized that revenues had been cut too much. It's one thing to be a minority vote in the legislature, it's quite another to be governor setting the course from the bully pulpit. Jindal opposed every single revenue raising measure after he got into office. Again, Jindal managed to squander a $1 billion surplus that he'd inherited from the Blanco administration, and left the state in a fiscal mess that JBE, Jay Dardenne and John Alario had to clean up with virtually no help from those Republican rightwing whackos who control the state House of Representatives.


doubleb
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re: Get ready to Ralph...Abraham
Once again JBE play the "He's not Jindal card".

Edwards wants to run against Jindal again and tell us how shrewd he was and how he averted the fiscal crisis.

Hey people if I raised state generated revenues (taxes) over 10%(1.2 Billion dollars) I could balance the budget too. Anyone could.

But conservatives like myself see the fat, the NGOs sponging off the state, and the welfare given to special interests like nursing homes and film companies and want it cut before we pay more and more taxes.


TigersFan64
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re: Get ready to Ralph...Abraham
Republicans like you, Grover Norquist and Bobby Jindal (all of the "just cut taxes on corporations and the wealthy and the growth will pay for the tax cuts" idiocy) are the reason the state was left in the financial crisis that it was in after little Bobby Jindal finally left office. Thank goodness we've got adults like JBE, Jay Dardenne and John Alario who were able to step in and clean up your fricking mess.


HailHailtoMichigan!
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re: Get ready to Ralph...Abraham
That’s an absurd simplification


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TigersFan64
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Baton Rouge, LA
Member since Oct 2014
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re: Get ready to Ralph...Abraham
Hardly. It was the anti-tax crowd led by people like Grover Norquist and Bobby Jindal that put the state in the hole and led to massive cuts to higher education. It was also caused by whiner citizens like you who bitched about the Stelly Tax structure until it got overturned which blew a hole in the state budget.


ExtraGravy
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re: Get ready to Ralph...Abraham
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But conservatives like myself see the fat, the NGOs sponging off the state, and the welfare given to special interests like nursing homes and film companies and want it cut before we pay more and more taxes.


If you think for one second that anyone in this race is going to take on the nursing home lobby once they get in office, you are in for some serious disappointment.


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shamrock
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re: Get ready to Ralph...Abraham
‘Whiner”..pay more taxes on your own and lead by example or just start a Go Fund Me for the loop..what union you in baw?


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TigersFan64
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re: Get ready to Ralph...Abraham
Corporations in Louisiana have paid a net zero in state income taxes in recent years due to all the tax credits they get. Start with rolling back that corporate welfare and there'd be no perennial budget crisis.


BigJim
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re: Get ready to Ralph...Abraham
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Corporations in Louisiana have paid a net zero in state income taxes in recent years due to all the tax credits they get. Start with rolling back that corporate welfare and there'd be no perennial budget crisis.



That's not even close to true. Maybe if you specifically mean corporate income tax. But that would be because most profits are passed on to the shareholders/owners who then pay personal income tax. But keep spouting ignorant nonsense.


Hamma1122
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re: Get ready to Ralph...Abraham
Has my vote. But has a long road ahead


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dixiechick
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re: Get ready to Ralph...Abraham
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But conservatives like myself see the fat, the NGOs sponging off the state, and the welfare given to special interests like nursing homes and film companies and want it cut before we pay more and more taxes



This right here!!! and Eddie Rispone wont the guy to do that!!!

Mr. Eddie Speaks... thanks the Walton’s and praises Jindal

Looking forward to hearing from Abraham.





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LSUballs
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re: Get ready to Ralph...Abraham
Ralph is a good dude. Would make a great governor. Hopefully the coonasses and yats will pull the lever for him.


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The Cool No 9
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re: Get ready to Ralph...Abraham
Man is this even an election worth having anymore? Seems like the republican vote is gonna split like JBE got elected in the first place
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BigJim
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re: Get ready to Ralph...Abraham
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Man is this even an election worth having anymore? Seems like the republican vote is gonna split like JBE got elected in the first place


Well there is a runoff. The issue will be: do the losing republicans rally around winner, or come out and endorse JBE?

Dardenne actually endorsed JBE and then was hired as the Commissioner of Administration. Scott Angele refused to endorse either. The Republicans got nasty with either other and ignored JBE.

I just don't see that happening again.



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