Privatizing State Universities? Start with the Football Team!

Citizen Wealth Education Financial Justice

New Orleans       Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal’s quixotic quest for the Republican nomination for President has pretty much disappeared in the throes of his budget and taxes regime over two terms that has virtually bankrupted the state in general and almost decimated the public higher education facilities in Louisiana.  He is not alone, since the …

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Hilary Running or Not, Low Income College Students, Tax Numbers, & Sequestered Housing Vouchers

Citizen Wealth Financial Justice Health Care National Politics

New Orleans   Rain chased us all the way through southern Arkansas and into northern Louisiana until Tallulah, a small town at the gateway to I-20 named after the a girlfriend of a railroad engineer that may not have made it to marriage, but achieved some permanence as a way station along the tracks.  Waking up in …

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Jackson-Hewitt Figures Costs for Employers for State Refusals under Obamacare in Billions

ACORN Citizen Wealth Financial Justice Health Care

New Orleans  Credit to where credit is due, you have to give the devil his due, Jackson-Hewitt, the tax preparers, performed a public service in trying to calculate what businesses are going to have to pay, partially as a result of recalcitrant, Republican denials of full coverage protections under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and …

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Venal Politics of Ambition, Ideology, and Contributions Crippling Louisiana Healthcare

DC Politics Health Care

New Orleans  What often goes unsaid when the right pontificates and proselytizes about the wondrous benefits of privatization or public-private so-called “partnerships,” is the how much this is all simply a rationalization for personal ambition and the need to raise huge campaign contributions to fuel that fire. We see this now, painfully and almost daily, …

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