Fiscal Hawks rule the day in B.R. Saturday, May 12 2012
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The House Fiscal Hawks who were looking out for the taxpayers of Louisiana won the day at the Capitol on Friday.
The state constitution prohibits the use of one-time funds in the State Operating Budget. Bobby Jindal ignored the prohibition.
The Hawks stood strong for us and our constitution. The Hawks forced a budget reduction equal to the one-time money illegally inserted in the budget by Jindal.
Team Jindal threw everything they had that the Hawks, but never landed a punch. The Hawks led by Reps. Cameron Henry, Brett Geymann and John Schroder kicked butt! Henry did a superb job of presenting the Hawks’ amendment to the House.
Where was Jindal during the battle? He was dedicating two industrial cranes in New Orleans. No, I didn’t make that up.
Jindal didn’t have the guts to face the Hawks who offered to work with him.
After Jindal got his butt kicked he took off for a Republican fundraiser in Oklahoma.
Jindal is probably told those Oklahoma Repubs that he is a fiscal conservative. That lie, no matter how many times he tells it, will ever be believed by those of us who live in Louisiana.
A brief summary of the Hawk victory can be found here.
To see if your lege is a Fiscal Hawk or a Jindal lackey look at the vote here. The YEAs are the Hawks and NAYs are the lackeys.
If your lege is a Hawk congratulate them; if a lackey tell them that they need to stop following orders from Jindal and start representing you.
The budget still has a long way to go before it becomes law; there’s lots of work to do in the senate, but today we celebrate the Hawks’ big win.
We fiscal conservatives haven’t had much to celebrate since Jindal became governor.