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Wednesday, January 15, 2020

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Concerned for our Elderly and Disabled

Concerned for our Elderly and Disabled

I have to say that I am very disappointed with our state Senators, Congressmen and Governor. I cannot believe that they would consider cutting off 37,000 elderly and disabled people from health coverage to balance the state budget.

The Democrats and Republicans cannot see eye to eye on anything these days, whether it’s at the local, state or federal level.

It is time to put politics aside and do the right thing for the people of Louisiana. They can’t agree on what to cut or what new tax to pass to increase revenues.

I would like to try and help. First of all, the state’s highest priority should be to take care of our elderly and disabled people who cannot take care of themselves. I recommend keeping the temporary tax that is scheduled to expire on July 1 in place for an additional 18 months. It is a simple common sense solution and we wouldn’t have to spend additional hundreds of thousands of dollars at a special session to figure it out.

Buddy Cantrelle

Larose, LA