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Old 04-29-2015, 02:54 PM
 
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Impressive sir. Final Move needs to be a mod.

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Your third sentence mentions "progressive". I didn't have to read further.
Thanks but no thanks on your government provided world.
How about you just move to Baltimore where your social model is on display.
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Old 04-29-2015, 04:47 PM
 
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It's amazing the bigoted views that are spewed as if its common rhetoric within the household of some.
If those biased premise were valid, then there would be no poor whites in American, because they have had accessibility simply based on their skin tone.
Get over yourself and acknowledge the real world !!!!! destitution can hit your world at any moment of which a good dose of such might bring awareness to dawn in the mentality.
But ... No problem, the world is constantly moving away from the bigotry of the past, and some people will spin within that ignorance which supports bigotry for a lifetime.

Most of those who claim they are so "Anti Government", are probably more reliant and fight everything if it does not benefit them, and only then do they claim government is unfair.

But one thing I do know, it is not wise to debate with the foolishness of bigotry in any arena, as such ones would take that as an endorsement to spew more vitriol.

Enjoy the post... my future comments on this matter will not address any of such posting, as I will discuss the elements of what the state hopes to become as to its image and what it wants to be.
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Old 04-30-2015, 05:34 AM
 
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Louisiana and its image is a work that must be undertaken with a broad understanding of what we hope to be in 2020-2050 and beyond. If we don't think "LONG TERM", and if we can become a region who is not driven by the false premise of 'short term profit", we can build a State which understand what is long term sustainability.

Here we can learn from the Nordic Regional Nations, as well as we can learn from China and other Asian Pacific and East Asian Nations. They don't spin and sell off everything based on the "FALSE READING OF STOCK TICKERS". We have to focus to relearn what the meaning of long term sustainability is, and understand that it is not, stock ticker spike which push with false reading for people to over borrow, over leverage, and over expand and result to position itself for default.

The stock market was never designed for craziness - It was designed to support long term sustainability, not pursue to break records every quarter based on a premise of false functions. claiming profits based on the over expansion, over saturation with stock that becomes stagnated inventory. Those are false based tactics, to feed the frenzy of a delusional stock ticker valuation. Which ignores the actual positive performance for long term sustainability.
This is where one has to learn beyond the chase of greed, and acknowledge what is stability in earnings over a long term programming. THIS IS A PARADIGM CHANGE, from what has been taught over the past 45 yrs. This further tells us that we must 'THINK ANEW" and learn what is ethics in business modeling, and what is the respect of socioeconomic function.
Greed Training simply obliterated these base and solid principle and ethical concepts. It is going to be very hard to get the overzealous and misled Professors to relearn how to teach based on having "ethical premise" in how and what they teach. This is a stubborn group, who's ego dominate where integrity and respect of national socioeconomic conscience should lead the way.
This group further has to step away from the greed grooming they have been misled to believe in and regain a sense of what is American, how to sustain America and how to regard the American population. Then when such is regained, only then can America successfully engage in global reach and know how to develop trade agreements which are bilateral in value, volume and details. Currently, the only type of Trade Agreements we can make are ones which render us to be and become even more of a mass importer. Therefore our trade deficit won't decrease, they will increase and that means, American will continue in the unemployed high % number.

We result to ignore what is Industry on American Soil. We continue with the 'seek a slave mentality of shipping jobs to places with slave wage labor. Until we change that centuries old ideology, we won't see the growth that is possible, and under that ideology, we will continue with outsourcing and we will expand our importation of goods.
Such ignorance can't stand to move States nor this Nation ahead.

Louisiana, if it is smart to see the needs, it can then engage to pursue means to build industry, attract industry, and promote and utilize it assets to strengthen its industrial capacity as well as its pro industrial ideological premise.

Louisiana has to first move forward a step and respect "ALL ITS CITIZENS, THIS MEANS A DISBANDING OF THE RACIAL DIVISIONS, THE RACIAL BIGOTRY, THE PUT DOWN RACIAL COMMENTARY, AND IMPROVE THE RESPECT OF INDIVIDUAL, IT HAS TO UNDERSTAND WHAT IS POVERTY, AND HOW TO CHANGE THE DYNAMICS AND TRAJECTORY OF POVERTY'S COURSE.
All of such things are not only practical to engage and embrace, they are functionally within our grasp to achieve.
When people learn the simplicity of life and its ways. If all within the state are not on a path to succeed and become and be gainfully employed, then it damages the position and livelihood of the state. We further have to understand the
Antebellum ideology has not served this state well, it will never serve this state nor its citizens well; once we accept that truth, then we can find it easier to change our mentality and open our minds to be a state that has a consensus to become a progressive State.

This is a hard lesson to learn for the hard core bigots an the die hard racist,
as they become a catalysis for long term failure of State and a continuing devastation of the socioeconomic growth potential of this State and its Citizens.

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Terminology:

Antebellum Ideology:, is born of the Proslavery ideology as one that perceives slavery as a positive good. Under this premise, "indenture and indentured servitude is the core modeling, designed to have a "Service Class" as in today's model of post slavery's limited opportunity for minorities to advance, and a "Clerk Class" with a focus on poor whites and limited opportunity for poor whites to advance. These two classes are relegated to serve and service the wealthy or Elite Class; designated by the holding of Property, Wealth and Prestige.
The exodus of Industry, is in direct support of the Antebellum Ideology, by removing from American Soil, the Industrial Presence; thus ensuring the avenue and opportunity to move upwards is abolished to the greatest extent possible to affect the greatest number possible.

(It was an easy thing to export industry from the lands of American, because the policy programming to do so by the wealthy and the industrialist, assumes and it perceives the American people to be unintelligent to understand what was within the driving force to remove industry from America, people are complacent and unwilling to address how the elite and wealthy undermine the working class people by the means of doing so. Still to date, the American masses are becoming aware but do not know how to mobilize to stop the trend and reverse the pattern.)

The intellect needed to understand these dynamic is one which will investigate to discover truths hidden by the rhetoric of the elite and their long list of titled labels individuals in the political and elite educational halls, all paid for by the wealthy and elite.

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Old 04-30-2015, 11:56 AM
 
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Impressive sir. Final Move needs to be a mod.
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Old 05-01-2015, 04:43 AM
 
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It's unfortunate over many years up to and including today's population that - the perspective depth and expanse of the issues facing Louisiana are not well grasp by some as the condition continue to erode with State Administration Rejecting needed funds and pushing bills which are not in the State nor the Peoples best interest, and certainly not good for the state to attract either tourist or business start ups.

We truly have to become as citizens more informed, gather and explore more information and know the difference in raw negative opinions and what is the reality of facts.
We are talking about the whole of the state, not the lower Southern Region or just the Northwestern Region, or the Center Regions but the whole state.

We too need the voice of the University Students and the young people in general, because the state is to be their future.

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Old 05-01-2015, 10:36 AM
 
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We are talking about the whole of the state, not the lower Southern Region or just the Northwestern Region, or the Center Regions but the whole state.
You forgot the Southwestern region which is the home of McNeese State University where tuition is lower and job opportunities are higher for university students.
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Old 05-01-2015, 03:50 PM
 
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While I believe Jindal hasn't been a great governor for Louisiana, the last thing we need is to go back in time to the more than 100 years of Democratic Party rule that ultimately led to Governor Edwin Edwards election and conviction. The "chicken in every pot" style politicians are what's helped to keep our state's people down. The worst example of this is New Orleans. No matter how poor the people, if the politician promises to get them more money (through government welfare) they continue to vote them into office. This led to a percentage of the city's population fully relying upon the city/state government and not care for themselves before, during, and after hurricane Katrina. While other areas hit hard by hurricanes lost whole towns (homes & businesses), they cared for themselves and their neighbors and worked to rebuild. The poor of New Orleans sat around waiting for others to come help them instead of helping themselves.

I don't mind my tax money going to help those who are physically/mentally unable to help themselves or as a temporary support for those who've fallen on hard times. But a life time of assistance spreading across multiple generations is wrong. This is just a legal form of vote buying. The culture must change. At one time being able to earn money through work was a source of pride and having to rely upon government welfare was a source of shame or embarrassment. Somewhere along the way it became a source of pride at knowing how to work the system for as much money and services as possible without having to work or earn money. The other cultural thing that needs to change is nepotism and greed among state politicians and their friends & family. Their corruption, at state and local levels, is what's holding the state back financially.

As for higher education, the tuition cost per student has steadily risen far faster than the cost of living and other factors. As government assistance increases, so has tuition and faculty pay. Aren't there courses that can safely be eliminated? Are there professors that can be eliminated? Are there questionable studies being conducted using government funds (like shrimp on a treadmill stupid)? How much of government funds are going to high cost sports like football and basketball? How many of the athletes in these two sports actually attend classes and can read at a high school level? Some will say the football and basketball programs pay for themselves. This isn't true for all years nor for all schools.

I don't mind universities spending money to improve dorms and other buildings, especially for health and energy efficiency reasons. Some universities will continue to spend a small fortune on pay and fringe benefits while ignoring health risk of dorms until it effects student enrollment.

Lastly, former students (graduates and drop outs) need to pay back their student loans!!!!!
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Old 05-01-2015, 05:25 PM
 
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While I believe Jindal hasn't been a great governor for Louisiana, the last thing we need is to go back in time to the more than 100 years of Democratic Party rule that ultimately led to Governor Edwin Edwards election and conviction. The "chicken in every pot" style politicians are what's helped to keep our state's people down. The worst example of this is New Orleans. No matter how poor the people, if the politician promises to get them more money (through government welfare) they continue to vote them into office. This led to a percentage of the city's population fully relying upon the city/state government and not care for themselves before, during, and after hurricane Katrina. While other areas hit hard by hurricanes lost whole towns (homes & businesses), they cared for themselves and their neighbors and worked to rebuild. The poor of New Orleans sat around waiting for others to come help them instead of helping themselves.

I don't mind my tax money going to help those who are physically/mentally unable to help themselves or as a temporary support for those who've fallen on hard times. But a life time of assistance spreading across multiple generations is wrong. This is just a legal form of vote buying. The culture must change. At one time being able to earn money through work was a source of pride and having to rely upon government welfare was a source of shame or embarrassment. Somewhere along the way it became a source of pride at knowing how to work the system for as much money and services as possible without having to work or earn money. The other cultural thing that needs to change is nepotism and greed among state politicians and their friends & family. Their corruption, at state and local levels, is what's holding the state back financially.

As for higher education, the tuition cost per student has steadily risen far faster than the cost of living and other factors. As government assistance increases, so has tuition and faculty pay. Aren't there courses that can safely be eliminated? Are there professors that can be eliminated? Are there questionable studies being conducted using government funds (like shrimp on a treadmill stupid)? How much of government funds are going to high cost sports like football and basketball? How many of the athletes in these two sports actually attend classes and can read at a high school level? Some will say the football and basketball programs pay for themselves. This isn't true for all years nor for all schools.

I don't mind universities spending money to improve dorms and other buildings, especially for health and energy efficiency reasons. Some universities will continue to spend a small fortune on pay and fringe benefits while ignoring health risk of dorms until it effects student enrollment.

Lastly, former students (graduates and drop outs) need to pay back their student loans!!!!!
Finally it is refreshing to read someone share Intelligent talking point.

The "chicken in every pot" is a very good idea, in a system where there are available industry and sustainable jobs. Then the help can go to the needy in a manner it was originally designed, before the needy increased in volume as it has.

I would like to share some numbers:

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To dispel any and all myths which some wrongly assume, that these services are mainly for minorities - lets move to look at reality with numbers.

Blacks @ (13%) of a population of 300,000,000 people in U.S = 39,000,000 / 59.1 percent who live on 80 of their income from social security of 39,000,000 people = *23,049,000 people.

Whites @ (70%) of a population of 300,000,000 people in U.S. = 210,000,000 / 46 percent who live on 80 of their income from social security of 210,000,000 people = *96,600,000 people.

Result: *73,550,000* MORE white people than the entire population of black people live on 80 of their income from social security.

The Ratio of white people living on SSI is 4.17% to every 1% of black people living on SSI.
The low "base line" average of over 57,000,000 million MORE white people collect social security “than there is black people who exist in this nation”, simply put, this equals 22.23% more whites than " the whole populations of blacks" in this country, as being the ones who collect public program service benefits.
On an average of over 73.5 million “more” whites collect benefits than the total number of black people.

Please don't limit these number to simply SSI, these numbers are relative to "public assistance usages" equally so
Republican will never factually discuss these break down of numbers in ethnic terms for clarity - therefore poor and working poor whites need to understand they are at higher risk when Republican talk cuts.


We NEED A re-emergence of industry in American, We NEED to again, make a high% of the clothes we wear, we need to import less fruit and vegetables from South American, We need to import less fish from Asian, we need to began to make a high % of the shoes we wear, and multitude of many things which are basic to sustaining life and function. We need to again learn to make many of the appliances we use, build the furniture we fill our homes with and the list goes on. I am interested in Nationalist stability, and then we engage to work with global outreach, both in imports and exports. China today, uses machinery and manual labor in combination, and they can do much of it with OJT ( On the Job Training) LABOR FORCES .. but the Wealthy tell us, that we can't compete, so they don't build industry. YES, WE CAN COMPETE. because every foreign product sold in our usage chain is sold to us at a price as if they paid American Labor wages to make or build it. which means, we can build it and industry still makes a healthy profit margin. BUT, THE GREED OF INDUSTRIALIST DON'T WANT HEALTHY PROFITS, THEY WANT ROBBER BARRON GOUGING GREED GAINS. This is how they went from being Millionaires to being Billionaires, and we have gone to being a unemployed and low wage society. We are hard pressed to find 'American Made Products" made on American Soil.

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I don't mind my tax money going to help those who are physically/mentally unable to help themselves or as a temporary support for those who've fallen on hard times. But a life time of assistance spreading across multiple generations is wrong.
I AGREE.


I don't advocate generational public service dependent lifestyles. I do however understand the breakdown in our systems. We must remember what Outsourcing since the late 1960's truly was and what it cost us as a society. Many of the once upon a time 'Repair Shops" along the way vanished as well, we once had sub industry which were part of the major industrial supply chain; those thing left with outsourcing, but along with outsourcing came "disposable products' , this further damaged all the mom and pop shops that hire from 2-10-20-30 people, these shops employed a great many people as they were scattered throughout many cities. Those thing left. If you remember during the 1970's they had many programs, for 'data entry", when companies were transferring their data to digital data bases, this lasted up and into part of the 1980's. By the time that tapered down, automation was fast moving into what industry was left. compile these things together it was a big blow to the American workforce. We became so driven by the word "outsource" until our university graduate were trained with this ideological aim within their minds. We busted Unions, when unions were the last guardian to stand against Outsourcing, when that voice was silenced, there was nothing to stop companies from outsourcing, as the employees no longer had a collective voice to stand against it.
It was a fierce attack to remove Unions, as the Outsourcers, knew it was the only thing standing guard to prevent outsourcing, the wealthy were determined not only to get rid of unions but to build up negativity in the minds of people against unions. That taught university graduate to fight against union wages by telling graduates, that labor should not make anything near what graduates earn. So the graduate moved into management and became attackers of unions. Some of these same graduates were sent to school by people who worked union jobs, yet, this never dawned in the minds of graduates once they were brainwashed to attack unions.


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At one time being able to earn money through work was a source of pride and having to rely upon government welfare was a source of shame or embarrassment.
THESE ARE SAD AND DREADFUL IMPACTS UPON OUR SOCIETY

We no longer had the lucrative job markets of the earlier 1960's. But equally so, the late 1950's through the mid to latter part of the 1960's we were deep into and nearing the end of the Eisenhower Freeway program, once completed those massive construction jobs which lasted nearly a solid decade were gone.
this is a big loss spectrum which spanned the country. As this program dwindled down, we lost the steel Industry, and most ore processing industry, by the mid 1975 the car tire industry was gone, Firestone, B.F Goodrich, Goodyear and others, then cam the hit to the lumber mills and on and on along with the onset of textiles of every sort became the outsource target. We'd lost the Appliance Manufacturing to Japan by the late 1960's early 1970's. NOTHING came to replace any of this, which means 10's of million of people unemployed in all these varied job options. People once could raise a family being a Grocery Store Checker, by the 1990's that was busted down to part time and then lower pay for the group and they slowly phased out the tenured checker and they were not replaced. We once had Gas Station Attendants up to the mid 70's those jobs vanished.
Automobiles became more efficient and those mechanic jobs shrank.
So I say that to say, we truly have to look at the jobs gone forever, which pushed many people onto public assistance. The greater the destitution the public service programs ramped up, people were accustom to a lifestyle, and lifestyle adjustments were and are difficult, it was into the late 70's through the 1980's that 'family planning tried to help change the reproductive cycles", but then came the drug epidemic of the 80's It shattered everything, as there is no family in the nation that was not touched by drug epidemics within their family ranks.
The once upon a time Military accessibility closed ranks in the induction cycles, which means now 10s of thousands who once looked to that as a career options was not available. Inner cities were crammed with people basically competing for low wage jobs of which were lesser and did not pay in relation to the rising cost of rent and food. We can look at the automobiles, they were once well under 10k by a large margin, they escalated up to the 20k and then today, 30K is standard money for many lines of autos.

Those are factors which came to exist. No excuses but reality factor of great challenges to people across the nation and certainly within the state.

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The other cultural thing that needs to change is nepotism and greed among state politicians and their friends & family. Their corruption, at state and local levels, is what's holding the state back financially.
When Ivy League use models such as these to teach our kids... We are in trouble.


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As for higher education, the tuition cost per student has steadily risen far faster than the cost of living and other factors.
PLEASE READ THE "Reagan Legacy"

If look back at the history of GM- from the early 80s through to the massive cut back, they stopped advertising, they lost out on brand quality and made cars that could and would not compete with Toyota and Nissan, and Honda then we had the massive influx of BMW, after the era of the BMW 2002 ended, the 80's brought the 320/320i and still GM lagged. Cadillac nearly fell off the cliff, as did so many once great GM models.
Only in the past 6 years of so, is GM moving back to making quality and competitive vehicles, but they allowed the dominating saturation of Toyota and Nissan, and Honda, and even Hyundai came up from the 1980's and not compete in the US auto arena at a level beyond our ability to contain it.

Japan came and built factories on our soil and now they are challenging us to allow more imports build on Japanese soil to be thrust upon us.

We gave up too much pursuing a Globalist Aim, to the point we do not have the Nationalist Strength to Negotiate functionally in a manner that benefits America and American's need to rebuild Industry.

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Old 05-01-2015, 06:37 PM
 
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I'll give an outsiders opinion on Louisiana. I have never been to Louisiana but I figure that is beneficial in this case since I can only base Louisiana purely off of image. I'd also argue that most people at least in the two places I call home (Colorado and SoCal) have never been there so many, including most that i know, will probably share the same opinion as I.
I view Louisiana as a somewhat backwards state filled with swamps and a mostly poor population with the exception of some due to O&G. Now that's a pretty hurtful description that probably isn't true but it's the first thing that comes to mind for me and for many out west who've never been to Louisiana.
Terribly sorry about that, perhaps I'll visit one day.
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Old 05-02-2015, 06:05 AM
 
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I'll give an outsiders opinion on Louisiana. I have never been to Louisiana but I figure that is beneficial in this case since I can only base Louisiana purely off of image. I'd also argue that most people at least in the two places I call home (Colorado and SoCal) have never been there so many, including most that i know, will probably share the same opinion as I.
I view Louisiana as a somewhat backwards state filled with swamps and a mostly poor population with the exception of some due to O&G. Now that's a pretty hurtful description that probably isn't true but it's the first thing that comes to mind for me and for many out west who've never been to Louisiana.
Terribly sorry about that, perhaps I'll visit one day.
Before commenting further let's start off with the "Preamble" of Louisiana's Constitution.

Here is The Louisiana Constitutions Preamble:

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"We, the people of Louisiana, grateful to Almighty God for the civil, political, economic, and religious liberties we enjoy, and desiring to protect individual rights to life, liberty, and property; afford opportunity for the fullest development of the individual; assure equality of rights; promote the health, safety, education, and welfare of the people; maintain a representative and orderly government; ensure domestic tranquility; provide for the common defense; and secure the blessings of freedom and justice to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this constitution."




Jindal failed to respect and honor each of the underlined responsibilities !!!!! instead he attacked Louisiana and its Citizens on each of the underlined terms. He came on with bully and dictator mentality, firing and dismissing and cutting division staffing and laying off anyone who opposed his assaults on and against Louisiana and its citizens. He cut the
the provision and closed and privatized facilities to support and benefit the health, he has no concern for the safety as our roads, bridges crumbled and law enforcement understaffed and diminished in training, and devastated education to the tune of 80% cuts, and made no provision or stride to seek out industrial opportunity to benefit the welfare of the people!!!
TECHNICALLY, he should be tried for Subversive and Treasonous Acts against the State's very own Constitution and the People it provides to Govern and Represent.




Swamps exist in Louisiana, but they do not dominate the landscape all across the state. Louisiana has a vast amount of usable land, large forest area and one can find areas that very large agriculture lands function. There are many small rural town, but there are both city and single story city-towns.

Much of the issues involves the limited investments to push to attract industry, the lack of concern and Jindal's disregard for/of the parishes in the center of the state, and his squandering of the resources and resistance to fix vast areas of New Orleans and we need to CEASE with the Jindal's program of trying to Privatize anything and everything he can !!!!!. The man has set out to dismantle any and every program he can. During the program administration of Stimulus Funds, Jindal cut the staff needed to administer the program and did all he could to stifle the program by not staffing it and not promoting the function the program addressed and threatening to cut any other staffing needed for any program of President Obama's stimulus funding and what the funds were targeted to address, and then he proceeded to deny acceptance of the money, and other monies he fought against accepting on behalf of the state and its citizens.

Unemployment assistance he denied. Anything and Everything President Obama set in place, Jindal attacked it and deprived Louisiana of those net gains and the benefits which could have helped this state.
He squandered the tax resources gained from the BP Oil mess, and the Hanesville Shale tax revenue was squander and diluted to result to produce no growth and no sustainable results for growth potential.
He spent his time going to other states trying to pretend he was the Republican Anti Obama Poster Boy, at the great expense of this state and its people. Jindal insulted and caused great harm and loss to this state and its people on every level.

We need investment and a Push to promote and invest in education in things like vocational and technical schools, as a large population may not be college bound, but can and will engage to be part of good vocational and technical training, as well as the cost is within reasonable debt accumulation range. But.. Be mindful, National University, Politicians, and far too may try and push the concept that "college and university is the only answer". Too many from college and university seek and are taught they will have a office job, or be in charge of something. Vocational and Technical training teaches people how to be a part of producing, servicing and developing something. We need more people in position of producing, servicing and developing something, more than we need people who are looking for a paper pushing admin job, or thinking they will supervise or manager others. Vocational and Technical people have been the lifeblood of America in being small business developers, supporting citizen needs and providing the much needed service and skills to maintain our environments and their constructions.
History has shown us, that collusive policy and administrative to executive ranks have been the ones who shape, structure and set up for outsourcing to wipe out the industry. We've never had a problem in America of people who want to work on the industrial floor. People were proud to be a part of a manufacturing industry. People again will be proud to work on the industrial floors of manufacturing.
The stand out and hold out and push back against industrial manufacturing is found dominantly in the executive ranks.
The West Coast, California, it was once an Aerospace mecca among the many industry sectors which built up the Los Angeles Basin, but those companies moved to Arizona, Nevada, Seattle and other locations to other places who did not enforce clean air initiatives. In the early 70's smog was a major problem in Los Angeles, but the companies did not want to invest to reduce their carbon emissions so they left.
Los Angeles went from being a great industry and manufacturing county, to being a "mass marketer of imported goods", strip malls filled the landscape in the 90's and the dry lake beds of Orange Country and San Bernadino was filled with homes during the late 90's early 2000's housing construction boom. The dynamics of Los Angeles changed from one with good budget for growth development, to being one challenged economically to quality maintain all it had once built. As to the state itself, it once had revenues which exceed some countries. All that has changed and now it is debt stressed and has been for more than a decade plus. Los Angeles suffered even in the Movie Industry, as many productions moved to "Canada" for more than 2 decades causing great economic loss and diminished the movie towns of the San Fernando Vally and those in the Los Angeles area. This was visible in the change of upkeep to the once prospering areas of Los Angeles.
Los Angeles area lost out on flights which formerly originated at LAX, which transferred to SFO, this hurt the revenue status of LAWA ( Los Angeles World Airports) many feeder were changed when the regional jets replaced the larger jets which at one time had a great Hub and Spoke system which fed into LAX.

By the late 1980's community college enrollment dropped, with the Reagan Cuts, as did the state university system suffer greatly due to increased cost and stripped away State Funding. Once community colleges had a quality standing and held much respect as being very good schools, they unfortunately lost that status.

Now take those same variables and imagine the trickle down impact it had on State like Louisiana. The ideology of the 80's and the Presidential Agenda of Reagan Era Policies reverberated across the nation to become declines in State by State across the nation. The power of Presidential Policy can be as it was proven by that era, a vast devastation to a nation. This was follow up with more of the same from the GHW Bush era, until by the time Clinton was in office, we had become a "obsessed nation with outsourcing and importing", S. Korean imports was followed by Massive imports from China, giving us temporary a false sense of progress and prosperity, which was no sustainable because it was only a prosperity built on selling cheap imports at inflated cost to American people. End result, Chinese firms targeted American Manufacturing and flood us with cheap goods, forcing our American Industry into default.
War had always been thought as a builder of industrial growth, but by the GW Bush Era the process of War supporting industry would not work, because we had no core industry to build war goods, and much of the materials used were imported. Again we lost, due to inability to be self sustaining builder, so our importing ramped up. our war cost became enormous, and no industry to replenish our budget, we became a nation who borrowed heavily, where as today, we are in debt to China at the tune of 1.3 Trillion followed by a monthly trade imbalance of 30 billion a month, with no means to curb and reduce the trade deficit.
Imagine if that 30 billion a month was put into the American Economy?????? that would be 360 billion a year spread across 50 state, with production function, generating income from exported goods as well. We'd easily gain to the tune of more than a Trillion in generated revenue and income in Americas states.
Recirculating such volumes would add Trillions to our economy. Then we spent another 20-30-40+ billion A MONTH in war cost. that's another Trillion which could have been injected into the American economy and infrastructure, through re-circulation and the profits re-circulation creates that is a vast amount of money which no longer circulates in the American economy. Now, add up 1-2-3 Trillion a year over 14 yrs plus the MULTIPLE TRILLIONS WIPED OUT AND DESTROYED IN THE 2007-2008 CRASH and we can easily see why our National Debt has risen.

But we can also see the loss we suffer as States and Nation, due to this vast volume of funds, being used outside of American, rather than spread across America and the American people. Instead what we see is individuals becoming BILLIONAIRES, and the population having a"0" saving ratio, and a negative debt with a stagnated wage structure and high unemployment.

We have great reason and high need to "AWAKEN"- focus and pay and give attention to understanding the dynamic which are the core of our National and State Devastation.
At what point will we get off the ignorance of bigotry and racism and focus our collective energies to building a better American for ALL Americans. We have to give up this condescending madness bigotry and think in terms of growth and what is and what will we do to make a better future.

When we think unity, work toward respect of each other, and support the steps to be unified and stand against Jindal style governance, and become the voice of a democratic America and respect what is Democracy of and within this Nation.

We first need to know; Democracy first and foremost is founded and based in respecting with equality the individuals who make up our Nation. In that context, we have no time nor basis for discrimination's of any type for any reason.

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