None of this would be happening if Bush had just spent 1 days worth of funds for the war in Iraq investing in Louisiana instead. He wasted not only the lives of our young men and women but 720 million dollars a day for months and years. Think how that money could have changed the lives of millions of young Americans in every state. [1.]
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Life Begins at Conception and Ends at Birth
Louisiana Continues to Fail Its Children
Based on the actions of the Legislature the Legislature continues to believe that life of a child begins at conception and ends shortly after child birth. Recently Americans United for Life, an anti-abortion lobby group, ranked Louisiana #1 on its score card. The group praises Louisiana for adopting "some of the most comprehensive and protective regulations regarding the health and safety of women seeking abortions and the protection of the unborn." Louisiana is finally on top of a list that some people are actually proud of.
If You Really Care About Kids Show Me the Money
With our state in economic crisis, a $77 million deficit in the current fiscal year that ends June 30 and a $1.6 billion deficit in the next fiscal year, it is important to make the wisest possible budgetary decisions. Yet, the Legislature continues to shy away from investing in Louisiana’s future, its children.
Louisiana’s budget, how it currently stands in the Senate Finance Committee creates drastic cuts to services provided to our states children:
$69.7 Million: Cut from Department of Children and Family Services
$81 Million: Cut from Department of Health and Hospitals
This is critical when Louisiana has ranked 49th for more than 20 years in the National Kids Count data book, which documents child well-being. Of course, we get what we pay for, as Louisiana currently spends less than 3% of its state funds on children under 5 years old.
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