The Louisiana-is-good-for-business story of the past eight years appears to have been largely built on the state paying corporations to do business here. That “look forward, don’t blame” strategy is exactly what the national GOP wants us all to do regarding the Bush years, because it’s what they’ve been doing.
Louisiana was broken by corporate welfare and tax give-backs. It will not be the last state to suffer such fates.
It is equally interesting to note that this story comes from The American Conservative. The GOP had best take note: conservative ideology is in headlong retreat from its support of tax breaks and corporate welfare. Supporting such policies is increasingly risky, if not downright foolhardy.
I did not support the dismantling of a social hammock only to have those funds turn into an easy chair for a select group of US corporations. Yet that is exactly what happened.