I thought the new stupid party wouldn’t have disdain for the voters.
By Robert Mann
Forcing Gov. Bobby Jindal to abandon his ill-advised, half-baked tax swap must have been liberating for those Louisiana legislators who have long lived in fear of the petulant governor and his vindictive staff.
Of course, their sudden rush of independence may have less to do with courage and more to do with Jindal’s job approval rating – currently wheels up in the ditch at a dismal 38 percent.
Giving thumbs down to Jindal’s regressive and poorly sold tax scheme was really not all that brave. Not only is Jindal’s popularity in the ditch; the tax plan itself was very unpopular with the public.
Not so with another proposal before the Legislature this week. Lawmakers will vote on whether Louisiana should defy Jindal and accept federal funds to expand its Medicaid program for the uninsured working poor.
As explained by the Associated Press,
The potential expansion would…
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