North Louisiana Republicans Who Voted for $600 Million Plus in Taxes

Bubby Chaney – Rayville
Jim Fannin – Jonesboro
Frank “Butch” Hoffman – West Monroe
Rob Shadoin – Ruston
Jay Morris – Monroe

Source: The Hayride

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16 Responses to “North Louisiana Republicans Who Voted for $600 Million Plus in Taxes”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    It was a tough thing for them to do. I know it did not make them more popular but they had to do it anyway. I am glad we had some lawmakers that stepped up and did their job.

    • Bob Sherunkel Says:

      Um, no!
      Responsibility, is not spending more of what you don’t have, it is taking the political hit for cutting pet programs because it is the right thing to do!

      • Anonymous Says:

        Read the other thread – the fat cats in Baton Rouge are crying right now because their hand outs are threatened. All this did was cut welfare to big business.

        No hand outs – for businesses or individuals. Responsibility means treating everyone the same.

  2. Oldermann Says:

    A list of politicians who really didn’t want to change their party affiliation from D to R.

  3. NOtoalltaxes Says:

    How about cutting something? Just one spending item.
    One time.

  4. Bob Sherunkel Says:

    Maybe the Ruston Daily should have a front page that says, “Shadoin votes YES for largest tax day in LA history”

  5. Anonymous Says:

    Just remember that the state universities are the biggest industry in Lincoln Parish. We get a lot more in than what we pay out.

    • Anonymous Says:

      They will remember when they are both gone . . .

    • Cowboy Says:

      And what does that say about the diversification of industry in Lincoln Parish that our largest employer is government, specifically two universities? We citizens are still slaves to big government whether they pay us off directly with checks in the mail or indirectly with government jobs. LA Tech is a fine university, but it has spoiled Lincoln Parish for far too long by allowing its leaders to avoid the hard work of diversifying the economic base of the Parish. The presence of both Tech and Grambling are held over us like the Sword of Damocles by the legislature in their threats to cut funding if our legislators don’t comply with the wishes of the big government spenders. Well, they’ve cut the funding anyway and still have the gall to issue threats which our compliant legislators cave in to without so much as a whimper. A diversified economic base would have removed this annual threat from the legislature and empowered Lincoln Parish to be much more of a master of its own domain with the ability to determine its own future sans hat-in-hand dependence upon the whims of the legislature.

      Personally, I want to see more programs cut and a lot less spending by the legislature. They always seem to be able to find money hidden away for pet projects while crying about those painful budget cuts. The big government bunch keeps reminding us how much they’re helping us while I keep remembering that quote from Cool Hand Luke where Luke says “Wish you’d stop bein’ so good to me, cap’n.”

      • Anonymous Says:

        No offense, but let’s be honest with ourselves: there is no industry here today if not for La Tech. None. This parish would be nothing but pine forest without the university. This isn’t New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Shreveport, or Lake Charles. You cannot diversify if you don’t have anything to offer.

        • Cowboy Says:

          Not true! There is never any industry anywhere until a business decides to locate its production facility somewhere. There are many counties in America hosting manufacturing facilities without a university co-located in the same county. The point I was making is that there will never be any industrial diversification without some effort on the part of Lincoln Parish leaders. Yes, we have LA Tech and Grambling, but nothing is being done by our leadership to diversify away from these two universities. Our leaders have become lazy having these two universities located in the parish because they haven’t had to try.

          We have a lot to offer and shouldn’t believe the lies of those who insist we have nothing to offer. We have a hard working labor force located in an area that offers low cost manufacturing with access to a skilled and educated workforce. We have excellent primary and secondary educational facilities to augment our excellent university educational system. Our Tech graduates leave Louisiana after graduation because we have no jobs to offer them. Our leaders have failed us by refusing to put in the effort to diversify our economy so our Tech graduates have local jobs that keep them at home instead of having to move to Dallas upon graduation.

          The only reason we have only Tech and Grambling as our economic base is that our leaders have resisted the hard work necessary to diversify our economic base. That is what I’ve been saying all along.

  6. Windy Says:

    Ruston Daily a feel good paper. Negative’s not allowed.

  7. Anonymous Says:

    They are not going anywhere. If anything they will be more popular for standing up and doing the right thing.

  8. Oldman Says:

    This should hurt Fannin’s chance of being Governer. After this tax increase I would hope so. Louisiana politicians are the best money can buy and always have been.

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