Sunday, February 22, 2009

GOV. BOBBY JINDAL TO TURN DOWN STIMULUS MONEY IN ONE OF THE POOREST STATES

Republican Govs. Haley Barbour (Miss.), Mark Sanford (S.C.), Bobby Jindal (La.) and Sarah Palin (Alaska) have all said they intend to turn down some of the funding. Other Republican governors have said they will generally accept all the funds allocated to their state, though some have hinted they may join the group over certain portions of the bill they oppose. [Source Politico]
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One of those threatening to not accept funds, Gov. Haley Barbour (R-Miss.), didn’t agree with Rendell’s estimation, but did concede that the perceived scope of the threat may be overblown. “I would think that 100 percent will take some percentage of the funding,” he said. Barbour added that he anticipates to turn down roughly $50 million in funding for social programs that he believes would be counterproductive. [Source Politico]
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Bobby Jindal's remarks on "Meet the Press" Sunday are suspect.
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Plus, many of the part-time workers who Jindal wants to exclude from unemployment benefits, are women with families in addition to low-income workers.
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Who is Bobby Jindal?
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In the aftermath of Katrina, when poor Whites were shooting at African Americans [see my post on Katrina], ... it's interesting that Jindal holds firm to anti-gun control ... or is that just Republican politics as usual?
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Jindal talks ethics reform, but, according to Nola.com [2/1/2008]:
"Jindal declined to say why he did not propose banning the use of campaign contributions to pay fines, which became a topic of debate last week when he was charged by the state Board of Ethics for failing to report $118,000 in contributions by the state Republican Party.
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Jindal's press secretary has said that the governor plans to pay a $2,500 fine to settle the matter, and that the money will come from his campaign account."
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I remember Jindal at the Republican Governor's meeting in Florida after the Republican Party's big defeat in the Presidential election and throughout the United States. There was much talk about changing school curriculum's to reflect Republican values and highlighting people who Republicans touted as Conservative/Republican heroes [I heard every word ... I watch C-SPAN often... guess no one else does].
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Ever wonder why the poor and low-income people can't get a break? The Politico Source tells all."
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No one wants to stay poor or earn very little wages, but there is a vested interest in keeping this group of people (poor and low income Caucasian/Native American/Hispanic/African American/etc.) "in their place". Sound familiar... used to hear that from ....umm .... yep, the South. Well these GOP Southern Governors are proving that they still need to keep certain folks "in their place". Voters ... don't forget these guys!
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Ms. Palin has about 98,000 Alaskan Natives and 20,000 African Americans in her state (many poor and low-income) ... guess she doesn't care about them either.
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We often hear people say that poor and low income people are ignorant and have low values. Truth is ... the educational system, the health care system and political system have failed them. Since many poor and low-income people are clustered together, needed funds are often diverted from or never get to their districts.
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The other thing that has been successful in keeping this group "in their place", is getting them to blame each other for their plight and fight among themselves.
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Well, when you cluster people together like pack rats, and deny them good water and sewer systems, lack of access to good health and dental care (and that includes mental health), make illegal drugs and alcohol attractive money making enterprises ... add in overcrowded and ill-equipped classrooms, with poorly trained or under-staffed teachers and decaying schools, that's a "catastrophe waiting to happen" and a "time bomb" ready to go off.
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That is why ACORN is such a threat. They bring the poor and low-income together for a common cause and benefit to offer "hope" and a better life. [If you want to keep the poor and low-income "in their place", you never want them to vote or ask for anything... and you want everyone to despise them.] Well, we have plenty of evidence that the poor and low-income are despised, disenfranchised and the most likely to end up in jail or prison.
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Once you're in the prison system, you might as well forget it... cause if and when you get out, it will become incredibly hard to integrate into mainstream society.
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So people ... parts of the President's Recovery Plan is a threat to those people who wish "those people" would stay "in their place". Guess what parts those GOP Governors want to turn down?
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Unless you make this a country where everyone has a chance to live a good decent life with "hope" for the future, this country will stay fractured/ruptured/divided and teetering on the brink of disaster.
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One more thing ... I was listening to Rick Sanchez on CNN a few weeks ago, and someone from Jindal's state [LA] twittered ... [in reference to "services" in Louisiana]... The twitterer said "what services?".
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1 comment:

Shark Mench said...

..Bobby Jindal is, for any Indian, the biggest hypocrite..stay away from him..


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