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Re: “Is New Orleans worth it?

The "Hayride" deleted my response to Senator Appel on this article. Glad I see Gambit has not deleted it...yet. I can't believe it. Never knew wingnut snowflakes were so "sensitive" to criticism.

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Posted by jbkeenanjr on 08/24/2017 at 6:52 AM

Re: “Is New Orleans worth it?

Senator Conrad Appel offered a response to this "Gambit" article in "The Hayride." I would like to share my response to Senator Appel with "Gambit" readers: I love "conservative" politicians who have lived in New Orleans all their lives who say things like: "Worse, none of these people appear to have the backbone to make decisions that create positive long term outcomes, instead of following the latest liberal fads that come along or caving in to the loudest proponent of that undefined but popular cry of social justice! So, instead of following the latest "liberal fads" let's just keep following the same old tired "latest conservative fads" is a better option? Very interesting considering that "conservative" politicians like Conrad Appel have been running the state of Louisiana for my entire life of 62 years and as far as I can tell the State of Louisiana is ranked almost universally at the bottom in every measure of success that a state can be measured by as well. Or hasn't the honorable Senator noticed that? It appears all the "free-enterprise conservatives" running the state of Louisiana cannot come up with any other way to attract job generating industry to Louisiana other than to give it all away. Look at the demise of the film industry in Louisiana. If all you try to attract are the "prostitute industries" looking for the "prostitute states" offering lowest tax havens what does the Senator expect to change? Corporate welfare has not worked in attracting viable job providing industrial prosperity for our state either. The young couple in Senator Appel's example are quietly expressing doubts about the viability of remaining in the state of Louisiana also. Those young couples Appel referenced are not moving to Jefferson Parish, Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Shreveport or any of the other "conservatively" managed parts of the state either. They are moving to Texas just like the oil companies which have humped and dumped Louisiana, bought off our legislators, ravaged our coastline, and are still doing their best to ruin our fisheries. Louisiana's job growth, infrastructure, and wages are a beacon for the rest of the nation? If Louisiana continues to be the "easy lay" we have been for "industry" for my entire life I don't see any change in the future being created by conservative genius' like Conrad Appel and his ilk either. What is the definition of insanity? Doing the same thing over and over and over yet expecting a different result. "Conservative" "free-market" "free enterprise" "buy more guns" "lock 'em all up" "anti-union" "right to work" "pro-birth" shibboleths are not a solution for what ails New Orleans, Louisiana, every Red State in the Union or our nation. Get real people. What Appel is proposing hasn't worked either. Or when is his approach supposed to start working? If Appel is right why isn't Louisiana in better shape than New Orleans?

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Posted by jbkeenanjr on 08/23/2017 at 6:53 AM

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