doing business, the louisiana way

Salon: Are you a major corporation that wants to do business with the state of Louisiana? The bad news is you can only donate $5,000 directly to Governor Bobby Jindal. The good news is, you can give an unlimited amount of money to his wife’s charity, the Supriya Jindal Foundation for Lousiana’s Children.

….corporations including Marathon Oil, AT&T, Northrup Grumman, Dow Chemical, Alon USA, and various state contractors have donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to the foundation. All of those companies have business with the state. All of them received permits or evaded fines or won contracts.

Everyone involved in this pay-to-play-ish venture claims nothing untoward is going on. The major corporations simply love children. And if, following an oil company’s donation, “state environmental officials [ease] requirements for the company to check for spills of oil, ammonia or other contaminants in waterways,” well that’s just a coincidence.

Supriya Jindal’s foundation reportedly does good work, handing out free “high-tech whiteboards,” to low-income schools across the state….

Full article here

10 Responses to “doing business, the louisiana way”

  1. 1 Theo67
    March 3, 2011 at 12:24 pm

    Criminals – the whole lot. And they’ll look you straight in the face as they call for investigations of the President because he dared to provide health care to Americans.

  2. 2 Fred
    March 3, 2011 at 12:49 pm

    fark that lying criminal Jindal 😡

  3. 3 Jessica
    March 3, 2011 at 1:00 pm

    This dude has to be one of the slimiest dudes ever. If he’s re-elected in 2012 the world is officially coming to an end seeing how he hasn’t done anything to help pull Louisiana out of a ditch.

    • 4 Dorothy Rissman
      March 3, 2011 at 1:13 pm

      I agree Jessica. I will never forget that at the time of oil spill, Bobby decided to take advantage of the moment to advance his political aspirations. Remember the dams? Also, I think it was the NYT that reported that the State did not even have a strategic plan to manage a big spill. The press asked repeatedly for a look at the preparedness of Lousianna to handle such a tragedy, but Jindal would not allow the press access. Apparently to save money, Jindal killed the agency that would oversee such a disaster in order to save money. Sound familiar?

      • 5 Theo67
        March 3, 2011 at 4:38 pm

        Isn’t Jindal the same idiot who mocked the funding to deal with volcanos… the week before the volcano erupted in Europe, disrupting all travel over the region, and the other volcano started looking menacing in Alaska, and even Mt. St. Helen was acting up – if I remember correctly. He’s a fool.

  4. 7 Hachikō
    March 3, 2011 at 5:20 pm

    “free high-tech whiteboards to low income schools?” Seriously? That’s what low-income schools need?

    This is sickening. America has been bought and paid for by the rich and powerful. Americans voted in politicians who sold the country to the corporations.

  5. 8 Sue in Minnesota
    March 3, 2011 at 8:57 pm

    Jindahl seems like such a giant wimp to me. Doesn’t mean he can’t exact great damage…Republicans seem to be wired to destroy.

    • 9 Michele
      March 4, 2011 at 6:42 am

      Hello community, and isn’t it strange and frustrating nathan allen never had a sign for his governor asking “hey Jindal where’s your plan”…no mention of his own corrupt governor and wife….

      • 10 Chi
        March 4, 2011 at 10:36 am

        I simply chose to ignore that person…

        Nathan clearly missed the many lessons in the bible that exhort true love of fellow men and true humility, selflessness, discretion and the many cautions about bearing false witness and aligning with the wicked and malicious…
        Matthew 6:3; Matthew 6:5; Exodus 23:1, John 4:20, spring to mind…

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