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Louisiana apparently doesn't need libraries

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Beaker, Jul 1, 2012.

  1. Beaker

    Beaker Active Member

    I understand a budget crunch, but the state has eliminated its state funding for public libraries:

  2. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    Teabag Nirvana: We Don't Wanna Pay No Taxes For Nothin'.
  3. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    The Kingfish weeps.
  4. Brooklyn Bridge

    Brooklyn Bridge Active Member

    If we get people reading and writing, then the become
    Educated and might even vote. We can't have that.
  5. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Yeah, Louisiana will no longer have libraries because of this:

    The total amount cut, is less than $1M:

    That doesn't sound like a ton of money, when spread across an entire state's libraries.

    Looks like about 10%:

    Plus, they're getting $1.8M in separate funding:

    Tell me why this is really so bad. The State doesn't have the money. So, maybe libraries will reduce staffing a little, adjust hours some, or reduce spending in other areas. Or, the community can fill the budget gap, if they deem it to be a high priority.
  6. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    YF, what is the smallest place you have ever lived?
  7. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Larchmont, NY.; right behind the library, in fact.
  8. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    A proper focus on education in Louisiana? That would be a nice change of pace.
  9. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Concordia, the Parish mentioned in the article, has done nothing but grow it's government, and payroll, for the last 22 years:


    Why did they not prioritize the Library system in all these years? And, why is it up to the State to fund it, if they didn't?
  10. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Louisiana already did not support its public libraries if $900K was the total amount of state funding provided. Both Texas and California recently cut their state library funding by millions, California to nothing for two straight years.

    When states do pull the plug or slash library funding, it always hurts the small, rural libraries the most.
  11. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    Most telling line is Jindal saying he passed the expense on to local governments. That's right, next time you run, you can be pious about not raising taxes when, in reality, you just passed the buck (no pun intended) to someone else.
  12. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    It worked for Tim Pawlenty for eight years.
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