I naively thought that in the post-Jindal era--after seeing the damage to our state brought by a politician whose political ambitions nearly destroyed our state--our state legislators would start acting in the best interests of their constituents. Silly me!
Unless the state senate prevails, another knuckle-dragging politician seeking higher office (US House) will burden the citizens with more fees and inconveniences and again make us the laughing stock of the nation. Has the Louisiana Family Forum ever supported anything other than their extreme right-wing agenda?
While we're talking about sin taxes, legalize and tax the sale of marijuana in Louisiana. Colorado netted $70 million in sales taxes on marijuana in FY 2015, which was more than they made taxing alcohol.
I know this proposition won't fly north of I-10, but we need to be creative.
Clancy--you did a marvelous job moderating this family feud. It was fun and enlightening.My only complaint was that the auditorium was way too small for the overflow crowd. Nexttime, hold it in the Superdome.
Excellent piece, Clancy, said with passion. Instead of taking a victory lap, BJ should have be placed in a cage like a circus animal and drawn by two mules through the cities and towns of Louisiana, where he could hear the sentiments of the citizens of this state who where deprived of jobs, educational opportunities and medical care, all in promotion of his personal agenda.
Clancy--thanks for championing a true hero of our times. Judge Wright, as well as Judge John Minor Wisdom, were brilliant, bold and brave legal scholars who paved the way for African Americans to finally become first class citizens.
Who among these three is the lesser of evils? Reminds me of our choice of Edwards vs. Duke and "vote for the crook, it's important." I wish some younger, more progressive type who is free of the baggage these guys carry, would get in the race and give us a real choice.
Bravo, Clancy! This lawsuit is long overdue. Big Oil has raped south Louisiana going back to the late 1920's, but their political clout, and the state's meager budget, have allowed them to have their way. Our governor once again has shown his true colors by throwing the citizens of the state under the bus in order to make points with his financial backers. His comments on the "greedy" plaintiffs' lawyers is truly disingenuous. These lawyers will make money only if they bring huge benefits to the state. You pointed this out beautifully.
Thanks for making it clear what this suit is about and how politicians in Louisiana have worked against the public good.
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