Tuesday, June 17, 2008
The state legislators just approved a raise for themselves. Governor Jindal is not going to veto it. Maybe he thinks this is a way of keeping down corruption. The first thing that I find funny about the raise is that there is no way any of these people are living solely on 16,000 a year anyway. The second part that I find funny is that the sponsor of this bill is Senator Ann Duplessis. I heard her say on the radio today that the pay raise is needed because of all the time spent trying to open Charity Hospital and other hospitals around the city and in her district. Well, I live and drive through her district everyday. I have long given up on reading about plans for future development in the city. I judge everything by what I can see with my own two eyes because around here if you can’t see it then you can’t say it’s coming. With that in mind, I not only think Senator Duplessis shouldn’t get a pay raise. She should send everyone in her district a check for 500.00 with an apology for the lack of recovery.
If Bobby Jindal signs this bill it will be proof of my theory that political systems in this country or designed so the folks in power can’t lose it to the principles of one person.