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View Diary: The Louisiana Democratic Party Will Begin Blogging on the Daily Kos Monday, 11/14/11 (12 comments)

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  •  thanks for putting a page on DK (0+ / 0-)

    well, guess we have to start somewhere.  I am beside myself with rage over these 3 occurrences:

    1. Jindal turned down federal funding for Early Childhood Education Program.  Said too many strings attached. Landrieu disputes that.  Jindal didn't turn down stimulus funds, but cut big ol' checks to communities with his name on them, as if the money came from the state, not the fed stimulus. He doesn't turn down highway funds, so why education funds? Jindal knows Early Childhood Education is the most important aspect of a good public education system, so he says no to the money. That will make the public school system perform worse, Jindal and for-profit charter management companies can swoop in faster if the public schools fail faster. They are actively working to make public school perform poorly, CREATING a crisis so they can take over the schools for their business cronies.  Hey, there's a buck to made out there!

    2. Jindal turned down federal funds for telecommunications service to rural areas. No state matching funds needed.  But private companies are so afraid to have even a bit of competition....even tho it doesn't profit them to serve those areas.  Admin even admitted that Private Companies did not like the idea, so, um, sorry rural poor people, no internet for you!

    3. Did you see the article about the "rebates" from Big Pharma Companies?  How does the administration decide which drugs state Medicaid patients get to use? If a doctor prescribes a certain drug, it can't be issued unless that drug company gave a "rebate" to the state.  Your cancer drug isn't on the list, but your doctor wants you to have it?  Sorry. Unless that company gave a "kick-back" or "rebate" you don't get the drug.  You can appeal to the state, but by that time, you'll be dead, so good luck.

    4.  I hate this state, absolutely hate it.  I understand why #Occupy occupies.

    This whole world's wild at heart and weird on top....Lula

    by anninla on Fri Nov 11, 2011 at 01:24:14 PM PST

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