To add insult to injury
The legislators just got a 200% pay raise yesterday that Jindal won't veto but he would veto a $75 per month raise for cops and firefighters??? Oh hell to the no.
As a hardworking taxpayer of this great state, I want to congratulate you on the raise you have given yourself and your friends in the legislature!! If my life could only be so simple to be able to give myself an undeserved 200% pay raise compromise, after failing to get a 300% pay raise.
I am expecting great things from this legislature now that you are the 14th highest paid state legislature in the US ~
#1 as healthiest state instead of #48
#1 in teacher pay instead of #45
#1 in road system overall performance instead of #30
#50 in infant mortality instead of #3
#1 for people with a bachelor's degrees instead of #47
#50 in violent crimes instead of #9
#1 in annual average pay instead of #38
#1 in median household income instead of #47
#50 in traffic fatalities instead of #9
#50 in unemployment instead of #2
#50 in persons below the poverty level instead of #2
#1 as the smartest state instead of #44
In the business world, CEO's who perform well are rewarded with high salaries and bonuses. Those who fail to meet their goals are fired. There is no reason why the same standards should not apply for you. If these goals are not met to justify your raise, prepare yourself for a difficult re-election.