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View Diary: Bobby Jindal's legislative priority—and presidential hopes—take a hit. From Republicans. (34 comments)

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  •  May this chain of bad luck ensnare WI Gov. Walker (1+ / 0-)
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    who is (with his loyal rat pack of GOP state legislators) back at it again, and still trying to ram through more radical budget cuts to school funding, further restrictions of voting rights (again), getting rid of environmental laws and enforcement, and of course more anti-worker laws, along with trying to cut health care funding (again). Not at all humbled by the fact of his having to face a recall election, but emboldened since he managed to hang on in spite of it. And he's still considered a GOP 'rising star', although his actual political capital apex may have been reached, similar to Rep. Paul Ryan.  

    It's sort of a telling thing here that no other GOP 'leaders', governors (like Walker), or even media personalties are running down to help Jindal out and rescue that ALEC agenda for him. GOP must suspect average folks are finally onto their cloaked agenda to destroy the parts of government which actually work on their behalf.

    When life gives you wingnuts, make wingnut butter!

    by antirove on Mon Apr 15, 2013 at 02:01:50 PM PDT

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    •  It's happening to evil Kasux in OH nt (0+ / 0-)
    •  Repubs fighting over same in NC (1+ / 0-)
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      McCrory wants to phase out state income tax here in NC and is opposed by his (infamous) budget director Art Pope ( founder of the Locke Foundation).  

      Pope, who owns discount departments stores that sell shoddy goods to the poor, must fear that an increased sales tax will cut into his profits.  Last January,

      Art Pope, who was named last month as Gov. Pat McCrory's budget chief, said Wednesday that a push by Senate Republicans to eliminate North Carolina's income tax is misguided.

      For more information on Art Pope, see Jane Mayer's excellent article in the New Yorker, "State for Sale."

      Just because the government keeps a record of real property transfers, it doesn't mean that the government wants to confiscate your home.

      by NCJan on Tue Apr 16, 2013 at 08:06:33 PM PDT

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