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Wednesday, January 22, 2020

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Lafourche resident disagrees with TV news report

Lafourche resident disagrees with TV news report

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Should Edison Chouest Offshore have to return any of the money? In a word NO! Given time, ECO will turn this money into well-paying careers and help the socio-economic status of and improve the life of people across the region!

I am writing this in response to a Fox 8 report looking into so called "corporate welfare." I respect that Mr. Zurik is trying to save Louisiana taxpayers money but he is barking up the wrong tree. First, ECO has a proven track record of single handedly, lowering unemployment in an entire region, providing great blue and white-collar careers. The company has coached blue-collar workers into higher paying white-collar employees. My next question is why Mr. Zurik chose one company to single out? What was his motivation to do this? I am of the opinion that Mr. Zurik is at least biased, if not being manipulated. By whom one might ask? The only answer I can come up with is pro socialist forces. There are many social programs he can investigate, that cost the taxpayers billions, yes billions, of dollars if he so chose. One especially comes to mind.

Recently, a friend of mine was telling me about his daughter graduating from Loyola. During that conversation he described something I know most of middle class America would find horrifying! His daughter told him that all graduating seniors notified of a meeting. In that meeting "the soon to be" graduates were told how to get on social programs to the tune of $56,000 dollars a year. Needless to say, my friend and I were furious, along with nearly everyone we tell of this abuse of young fertile minds. If one calculates this $56,000 for a mere 100 students, it would equal $5,600,000. Mr. Zurik I would like to know if Loyola is the only perpetrator of such heinous acts against the American taxpayers? Would you please investigate if other colleges are offending students and the middle Class?

Vincent J. "Vince" Melvin

Thibodaux, LA