Tag Archives: Vitter

When expanding Medicaid in Louisiana, keep it simple

   By Robert Mann “Any damn fool can make something complex; it takes a genius to make something simple.” – Pete Seeger Des Moines – It was a simple proposition: Help the working poor become eligible for health insurance as … Continue reading

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My 10 suggestions for choosing Louisiana’s next governor

Like some of you, I’m still not sure which candidate I’ll support in the Oct. 24 primary election for governor. The current occupant has set such a low bar that it won’t take much effort for anyone to clear it. … Continue reading

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New PPP poll: Vitter Badly Damaged; Highly Vulnerable in Runoff Election

This just in from Public Policy Polling: A new [statewide] Public Policy Polling survey of Louisiana voters finds that David Vitter has seen a large decline in his popularity over the last year, and that while he’s still favored to … Continue reading

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The real immorality in the governor’s race is not David Vitter’s prostitution scandal

It’s evident that Sen. David Vitter believes he can survive the governor’s race without offering substantive answers about his alleged association with prostitutes in Washington, D.C., and New Orleans. Eventually he’ll be forced to give us more than his usual petulance and … Continue reading

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A hail of snail mail: What’s with all these ‘official’ letters from Sen. David Vitter?

By Robert Mann With more than $9 million to support his campaign for Louisiana governor, you wouldn’t think Sen. David Vitter would need to spend our tax dollars to supplement his political activities. I mean, with $9 million, you can … Continue reading

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All major candidates for Louisiana governor say they will refuse Norquist’s anti-tax pledge

By Robert Mann The promise is simple. Candidates for public office and incumbents often sign the following pledge, as composed by Grover Norquist’s Americans for Tax Reform: In Louisiana, three statewide elected officials have signed the pledge: Gov. Bobby Jindal … Continue reading

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Louisiana should treat the Rick Perry case like Ebola

By Robert Mann Can’t I believe that Texas Gov. Rick Perry is a wretched person and a terrible governor without also wishing to see him behind bars? For some reason, with some political partisans, the two opinions are not mutually exclusive. For those not paying … Continue reading

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