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Bobby Jindal - my great governor

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by Scarlett O., Jul 1, 2008.

  1. Scarlett O.

    Scarlett O. Well-Known Member
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    It's been a wild ride in Louisiana for the past few days. The new governor, Bobby Jindal, had promised the state legislature to stay out of their "internal affairs".

    So, they promptly voted to give themselves a payraise. They doubled it. The first vote was for tripling it. But that did not pass. They made themselves the highest paid state senators and representatives in the South and 14th nationwide.

    Well, yesterday, Gov. Jindal vetoed it. He is now is mighty hot water with the legislature.

    I have a feeling it ain't going to be a pleasant working relationship for the next four years.

    I, personally, was disgusted with the brand new state representatives who wanted to triple their salaries for a part-time job right off the bat. With their per diems for meals, mileage allowances, housing allowances, and all perks, the average salary now, before the raise, is about $35,000.

    They complained today that since they gave teachers, policemen, and fireman a raise, that they should get one too.

    I can't speak for policemen and firemen, but the "raise" that the teachers got was an across the board $1,019 per year. That's about $84.92 per month. If they want to give themselves $84.92 per month, then I am glad for them to have it. But I'm not for going from $35K to $70K in one fell swoop.

    Please pray for the relations between my governor and my state legislative body. There is much promise there......I just don't want it to be business as usual.

     
  2. Bro. Curtis

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    Bobby Jindal certainly has my prayers. His job can't be easy.
     
  3. windcatcher

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    Scarlet, your governor has my prayers also.

    So do the people of your state whom I hope will support this stand of leadership and statesmanship.
     
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