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Forum Post: Bobby Jindal to Poor Louisianans: Drop Dead

Posted 5 years ago on Jan. 23, 2013, 8:29 p.m. EST by GirlFriday (17435)
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Unfortunately, that doesn’t describe Jindal’s Louisiana. To wit, he has authorized elimination of the state’s hospice program for Medicaid recipients. According to a local New Orleans news station, Louisiana residents over the age of 21 will stop receiving hospice benefits at the end of the month. As of February, low-income Louisianans with terminal illnesses and disabilities will lose access to long-term home and medical care.

And they are off..........

Jindal takes the lead coming out in January right off the bat for Evil Bastard of the Year.

For real!



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[-] 3 points by DKAtoday (33496) from Coon Rapids, MN 5 years ago

Another blatant display of inhumanity.

[-] 3 points by imagine40 (383) 5 years ago

The conservative policy to balance budgets on the backs of the sick (poor, & elderly) is obviously immoral, unethical and should be illegal. Especially in La. where the richest corporations on the planet (fossil fuel) have been raping that state for almost a century. This neocon austerity approach is clearlt anti 99%, and any politician (whatever party) who pushes or supports it should be seen as an enemy of the 99%, and be retired. Thank you for the informative valuable post, I hadn't heard.

[-] 2 points by GirlFriday (17435) 5 years ago

Well, a change of heart and it's set until June 30th, providing you're not in a nursing home. http://www.nola.com/politics/index.ssf/2013/01/gov_bobby_jindal_backs_down_on.html

[-] 2 points by shoozTroll (17632) 5 years ago

Neolibe(R)tarians, hard at work pretending to be (R)epelican'ts.

Privatize, privatize, privatize, even if it kills them. ( a little early)

[-] 2 points by GirlFriday (17435) 5 years ago

No doubt. I hope there is a count of all of the people that he intentionally harms.

[-] 2 points by shoozTroll (17632) 5 years ago

People like this, hurt us all........................

[-] 2 points by GirlFriday (17435) 5 years ago

This is intentionally bankrupting the state so that it can be sold off. Then having the audacity to look at the people and say well, there is no money for you while keeping their hands in the cookie jar for benefits for himself and his corporate backers.

Alaska is in the process of trying to bankrupt it's citizens.

[-] 2 points by shoozTroll (17632) 5 years ago

This is the result of busting all the unions and reducing the wages that USED to support states like Louisiana, while at the same time Louisiana, et al, continued to bust unions and keep wages and thus tax bases artificially low.

[-] 2 points by GirlFriday (17435) 5 years ago

Hey, it just hit me. They just might run him. Him and the other Bush.

[-] 1 points by shoozTroll (17632) 5 years ago

I hope it didn't hit ya too hard. That kind of thing can be painful.

With the..........um........"rebranding" of the (T)epelican't party, they just might try that.

[-] 2 points by GirlFriday (17435) 5 years ago

It was painful. At first I was like no, no, no.

Then it was like.........oh shit.

[-] 2 points by shoozTroll (17632) 5 years ago

Repackaging/rebranding Jindal is a pretty tall order, even for the (R)epelican'ts.

We'll just have to wait for word from the Kochs in April..........:)

I'm kind of liking my (T)pelican't typo. I wonder if hchc would approve?

[-] 1 points by owsarmy (271) 5 years ago

I've seen Jindal trying to moderate the republican message. I don't buy it. I can't listen to the right. Dems are better but really only the progressive caucus appeals to me.

[-] 1 points by shoozTroll (17632) 5 years ago

The last "moderate" (R)epelican't gleefully committed multiple treasons, and that would be NIxon.

Sad isn't it?

[-] 1 points by owsarmy (271) 5 years ago

Sad and funny. We have just a few repubs left in the northeast. The repubs are alienating one group after another and self destructing. Good riddance.

[-] 1 points by Misaki (893) 5 years ago

It's better to not have to rely on politics for your survival. Rich people probably don't have a problem affording any kind of health care, and a lot more poor people would be able to say the same if they had jobs with a reasonable wage.

[-] 1 points by OTP (-203) from Tampa, FL 5 years ago

"Over the next two years, Louisiana will save $8.3 million by ending state-funded hospice care. But that’s a paltry sum compared to the state’s $900 million deficit. "

I was talking with someone the other day, incredibly smart economist, who doesnt believe any of this current political blabbering. His take on the Republican's cost cutting charades: Why bother.

He likened it to being out to dinner, running up a 1,000 dollar bill, having no way to pay for it because you both are broke, and then arguing about whether you should have ice cream for desert. It doesnt matter. Might as well.

This entire system is unsustainable. Globalism is changing everything, and the banks are no longer functioning within this realm of sanity, they are doing things that are simply insane. And the people are still refusing to get involved.

He stated that this current lifestyle that Americans are enjoying should be extended for as long as possible, that there is no reason to cut it short, because its going to be cut sooner or later.

85 Billion a month in injections. Going to double or triple again soon.

Jindal is attempting to save 8 million when his state is in a 900 million dollar hole.

As things stand right now, there is no getting out of this. Fighting against it is a noble cause, but activists need to be able to speak in terms of reality. The MSM does more than enough fluffing for all of us.

[-] 0 points by OTP (-203) from Tampa, FL 5 years ago

That looks like a lot of good, hard info. I would like to see what the totals were for the reductions, in terms of the % it has been reduced. Like it it was only 80 million before, and its reduced by the 80% they said, then we are at 16 million now, but even at 80 we are still at a 820 million dollar shortfall.

[-] 2 points by GirlFriday (17435) 5 years ago

Well, the most fascinating aspect is the, "Psshawww, tracking the money? Noooooo, that would be too much work." I like to call that theft. It is willfully, consciously, intentionally bankrupting the state for ....future sale?

[-] 0 points by OTP (-203) from Tampa, FL 5 years ago

Without a doubt. Who its being sold to, who knows. But the current holders, the people, had better wake the fuck up here VERY soon.

[-] 2 points by GirlFriday (17435) 5 years ago

I bet we could find out because that part is usually right in the face.

[-] 1 points by stevebol (1269) from Milwaukee, WI 5 years ago

But, can't he perform exorcisms? That must be of some value. I shouldn't joke about him I suppose. They might actually run him in 2016.

[-] 2 points by GirlFriday (17435) 5 years ago

Ewww. Don't say that.