Tag Archives: Working poor

Medicaid and other antipoverty programs reward work, not indolence

By Robert Mann It’s a common delusion among some wealthy people that their success is a product of their industry and ingenuity. They regard poverty, therefore, as a consequence of indolence and ignorance. As the British journalist Walter Bagehot once … Continue reading

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Louisiana’s working poor can’t wait on a Medicaid waiver

By Robert Mann It’s finally going to happen. Louisiana’s next governor will almost certainly expand the state’s Medicaid program under provisions of the Affordable Care Act. Unlike Gov. Bobby Jindal, state Rep. John Bel Edwards and U.S. Sen. David Vitter … Continue reading

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On Medicaid expansion, Jindal should embrace his own plan

By Robert Mann It wasn’t so long ago that Gov. Bobby Jindal declared his concern for Louisiana’s working poor without health insurance – and he proposed an innovative program to help them. “Louisiana is last in health care outcomes, we have … Continue reading

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Bobby Jindal’s poverty of compassion

By Robert Mann I’ve often wondered why Gov. Bobby Jindal is so apathetic about the plight of the working poor. How could one raised in a state with some of the nation’s worst poverty govern as if such people don’t … Continue reading

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Is Jindal’s tax swap just an elaborate payday loan scheme?

By Robert Mann The news came late on the Thursday afternoon before Good Friday – Gov. Bobby Jindal would ask the Legislature for a whopping 56 percent increase in the state sales tax to offset his proposed elimination of income … Continue reading

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