Louisiana Tea Parties and More

Greta Perry has posted a comprehensive list of Tea Parties in Louisiana. And if you are seeking a way to have a long-term impact on the future of this state, our friends at American Majority engage in the training of potential candidates and activists. Check out their new website After the Tea Party for more…

The NY Times Knows Best

Recently the New York Times editorialized against Governors Bobby Jindal and Rick Perry for threatening to reject federal stimulus money tied to unemployment insurance. The editorial overlooks a number of key issues. First, the governors are chided for “putting ideology ahead of the needs of their constituents.” The assumption seems to be that everyone in…

Taxing Fun

Louisiana Representative Robert E. Billiot, a Democrat from District 83 in Jefferson Parish, recently withdrew his bill which was designed to imposed a 1-percent sales tax on televisions and video game equipment. That money would have gone toward building playgrounds and fighting childhood obesity. Here is another example of a legislator thinking that he knows…

Mercatus on the Bailout

“If you liked the speed of the Katrina recovery efforts, you’ll love the efficiency of these ‘shovel-ready’ bailout projects.” –Dan Rothschild In a February 25, 2009 Forbes magazine article, Garett Jones and Dan Rothschild of the Mercatus Center at George Mason University parallel the inadequacy of federal efforts following Hurricane Katrina in 2005 with President…