Feb 12, 2016|
Bob in for Tommy Tucker. Bob takes your calls and talks to listeners about the budget crisis in Louisiana.
Tommy talks to Kevin in Metairie about his wife's need for medication to cope with constant, chronic pain.
Tommy talks to WWL-TV reporter Meg Farris about a new report that New Orleans had more drug-related deaths than homicides.
Tommy talks to State Representative Cameron Henry about the current state and the future of TOPS.
Tommy talks to David Howard, Professor in the Dept. of Health Policy and Management at Emory University, about the state of Obamacare going forward.
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Thank crystal in my TV last night. When those watching the governor the instant he started talking about universities. May need not have any money to pay. Salary is regular phone call from my daughters is that. That wouldn't mean no polish of football coaches teacher and then three sixes appeared on his forehead I'm in. Do you realize what happened in this state if he shut down the universities and there would be no polish youth football. And has said before it would. We light the ground opening office in Louisiana being swallowed into the flaming part I does not believe that could possibly happen. All specially since the football program actually make cease as a prophet right it seems to be the only way to beat new policy football as if this was no LSU. And as long as they can put up the middle of the number of classes to still be an accredited university in the whatever the NCAA and SEC requirements are. Here's kind of deal football. And then right after that it straight state treasurer as we're OK we have the money. You know you'd just don't know what to believe. You know not thank you Chris. All right and that's what we're going to be talking about warning if you if the one thing that I did like about the governor's speech last night is that was quick. And it was right to the point a couple of notes that I mainly was talking. He said that we're gonna have to clock a forest a deficit that we're we're going to fall into is that a 140 billion this year. Two billion next year he said basically if we don't raise taxes health care is on the verge of imploding. Hop awards could be cut and that's another thing that we need to answer questions element in what dollars and teacher. And she's a dead she said if if they cut the tops. What of the people do who have their kids in school depended on that costs money where in the world they're gonna come up with another. Ten or 121000 dollars. Higher education may be cut. And I knew you'd now you know do you feel that brings the governors being totally honest do you date of this. That this little pressure to a raise taxes it brings us to warrant. But gave somebody pretty drag our opinion poll question when it comes to how to fix Louisiana's budget shortfall. Do you trust John Bell Edwards. Or John Kennedy be used on Kennedy came right behind with the governor after the government this plea you know. Call your local representative of the U four packs and treason do all those Donna's stuff. I used to while we really really really don't need two raised next week that we can make some cuts so we'll take your own growth of viable for. 26018. Summit are about to break right now. And then Barry in bowl delusional will come right back below with your phone calls what you get things went on the show. Good morning it's just about 12 minutes after 6 o'clock I'm Bob Mitchell over Tommy talked to the warning on WW well. As New Orleans is street cars on canal street WW LAM and Jeff. These are not scare tactics this is reality. Well that's our governor John ballot with last night the well the thing that. In some cases. Thank you gave an example vote one child. That would not be able to get the medical care to keep them alive. So we're asking when it comes from the short all these trust John Bell Edwards or John Kennedy but today they seem to me. The both have different message let's go to bury it boggles the battery power you. Our employees good good points. The morning and you'll. While did you watch the governor last night. No record outright. And we'll implicate them. How are not used the word it's continuous. But. But they pit bulls look to your technique is more indifferent and at bay. On. How are equally I'm a Democrat. And I people you know. But but you know it's pretty big. To assume Obama probably sit down we are written that bit about Patrick that spectacle at the Indian. It would be able to own all matches and it in my operative and they. Well I mean if if in some way he shut down L issue. Or the governor the government shut down television. And there was no knowledge of football deal would make one term. And would be called up about an. The nuclear and what a typical of the bet if you pick a number of collegiate. But in the grip greater and want it. I want to while I'm on the beach that the are you a tactic it is. Generic noted we generate much in the week and nobody. Governorship of the purpose. It is and we know. But active part they did it did you note of but the book and to be in it. Come on I mean and it and it and it looked at exceeded our batteries that we knew when Hillary. We would make me yet. Well people love voted for him knowing that he was going to raise taxes and I think we all expected that. When he won the election that we were going to get some increase in some taxes. But I'd know the way he was speaking last night men's ice falling. I think what is he. Did he we protect it would not go to revenue to an up and beat him and it's been trader who were gently. And put out a solution as problem. Don't don't don't vote speakers and a lot of government contracts. That they that is just ridiculous if you get them they haven't. I'm the talker and Tibet as we Pickler that that we would that we know different. Hacker groups. Football program that we probably need. John Barry are you ready for Valentine's Day. Yet but this year. Hello to. To get out alive. It's down real down. You called that. Some. Of them and a who have the time a black woman who might be an appropriate nick you. All right thank you Barry. All right let's go to Mike in about as much are you. A beer or back or call you want to go. Like did not Soviets or other. You like Booker were in the sky is falling you know I think they'll fall all over here that rigor that happen. Bigger revenue generator straight up. But if John Kennedy. I work with the local legislator couple years ago. Law. About that your form and you know so people there backers. And every one to a person are you John Kennedy at the person in batters he's he's honest he's out there do. And the thing is heated. That's it for years you know it's like Egypt came up with this. For years and years all the burst and go administration. He's been saying we don't have revenue. Spending problem. And they need to break. Statutory. Limitation on on the on him out by. That can't be touched. That's why everything all that features health care at orchard. Guy so they need to bring others back to a page. Entity they need to cut out. Where all our projects. It or follow the state. And I here's here's a text message that you knew you were gonna yet. Cut welfare or reduce food stamps. The amount of supervisors to workers there. And in the state and city so and here's someone that says we need to cut welfare. But we need to cut the payroll with the would have how many people on the payroll. And yet that that's I think that's true Arctic through a truce in the that we do have great buried. I agree though. A number of people work. Interstate capital. Vs our population to very why you know we you have great quote straight up again it gets back to doctor B that you spent about not a revenue. And here's another one I knew I was gonna get legalize marijuana taxes that will solve the deficit. Yeah well I don't know about Saul yeah it was great and other it's good argument. You know. We've got at all options on the table really you know it's not not on there. Start in the area are mobile app that we need to start opening our minds to what could happen would be that because I I do believe jobs bill that's got its all. All right thank you might wish it historian and if you have a child who gets tops. How are you filling this morning that he would lose that pops Graham. Will you child be able to go to school will you be able put your kids through college if you lose the Topps ground Bible four to six year old late seventy. 21 minutes after 6 o'clock we'll get traffic right the government and WWL. Not since the governor. And each legislate or 04 under different ideas and suggestions about how they can reduce spending without hurting. And of course that's played the treasurer John Kennedy who's saying that he's come out with money ideas to make cuts to spending cuts. And at this point is that in the Evian and in response to it here's a text messaging Bob I think we need spending cuts and more taxes. Wide in the Republican legislature and Republican governor about Andy of the proposed spending comes from the Republicans played treasurer before. No more expected from a democratic governor big government big social programs big taxes. You'd get what you will vote for I would like to hear from anyone who has a child. And the top program. And because if you do have a trial in the top program power are you feeling this morning if there's no money for tops. Will they be able to go to school next year tops doesn't come back to me. Your thoughts on the 260187. Or go to fill in whole well bill how are you this morning. You gave brother good morning I'm doing great but I think I have. Thank you for holding and what it what are your thoughts have been and where you believe in and you believing John Bell Edwards or you believe in John Kennedy at this point. Well got a couple open this safer stalk. I did hear our case speak yet they're probably shall and I and in the governor's speech in America mr. John Kennedy sounds much more knowledgeable about the state. Budget situation in mr. Edwards now also a growing up I would it talks separate separate and growing up. And who was on the Medicaid program expensively handicap with out of Medicaid program I don't know what I would go so what was. Hearing that governor speak about budget cutting some of these programs which so many people called myself a lot of point you know what that would now. They couldn't considerations. That cut that mr. Kennedy proposed using scare tactic a hall by that. It just seems so intelligent and educated you would just come back. In such. Mental. Speaks you know what that vehicle into a couldn't believe that. Do you think that he is doing this so that people wool got so frighten that they ruled. Actually pay almost any tactic of proposed that the point. Well that may be a bit of winning that race but yet but as. One of the ideas is trying to portray him maybe he's being a literally. Just wanna sit down all the rule. A lot of the things that mr. Cheney proposing or maybe he does want to see things his way in no way I really expect they both need to work together or any. A slight tax increase in one. Or here or there yet but all the distracting cut especially a football more. What I didn't I didn't actually mean that was a little early but what I says the fact that. It does sound like timidity. But he at that he's trying to prepare the state that we are going to have some tax increases we probably will need to some tax increases. But you know on on the other side of this. You have people especially people on fixed incomes they don't pay can't pay anymore taxes they they judge dealt and the money. That's correct that's correct there and you know even relying income tax to pay certain or yearly oh they were cut forces back. Order take more taxes on our checks yeah you know it's like you say I would be able to makes a little. Our top programs agree and work our way to school. And without the programs. That they have that opportunity to get hotter. Let's. Go ahead. I'm just gonna say that you have now on the other stuff out on the line aside Valentine's Day is Sunday. Do you have a significant other are you all also for Valentine's Day. Yes sir in my locker dearly and I'm looking forward it on went about a couple things like. And our dog and the parliament that we got the opportunity to tell each other especially like this how much they really mean. About one thing you should not give your wife or girlfriend for Valentine's Day is a gym membership. That there is no or look on I'm gonna. I'm gonna give your free coupon the Jenny Craig that that is not good that more today. Articulate I think that the good point. But like keeping out so the order. All right till now one when we come back after the new as the world talked to Milton and memories says his girl pro and receives pops. And is very very worried about what's going to happen there if they lose their top money at 630 and it's time for more WWL first news of Chris Miller. Thank Chris 638 it is. About twenty minutes away from your chance to win 1000. Dolls grab some free money that's right you can win 1000 dollars. In a nationwide hollered halt cash kind of easy to plays into when. Listen to the cold world every weekday ripe for the top Leo where news at seven AMs of a little more than twenty minutes late. 11 AM 2 PM and 5 PM and text that word to 72881. 72881. As many times in July. For your chance to haul away one grant 1000. Box. One thousands backers. From a stroke come what was in the new word for money as possible. Well one piles and book Peru's 1000 chuckles. Every weekday four lucky listeners will win. The power hall cache content from member. The times to listen weekdays at 7-Eleven. Two and five hit the jackpot win one. Files and dolls from mark radio intercom and WW probably never charged retouched. But individual plan text and data rates apply general content rules apply it. Well when the governor addressed the state last night he said that we are facing. The largest deficit. In state history 940 billion this year two billion next year. Health care is on the verge of holding. We may have to cut education. Maybe no money put tops. And we have vote Milton in memory on the phone Milton. Now use that what you over girlfriend who receives tops. Rarely do you had view. That would go on move your school. Yeah touched the parrot whom cops along with a couple of the financial options but you know we mood just want. We can't cover that for our university. We lose their chops and so with her. How much how much money in this top humane to him. Tucker that should go to Q Graham did action to grip semester just did. I'm gonna happen. Remotely situation. Well yeah. So who who do you believe the governor. Saying that in a word and a terrible shape and we need Daschle's or let you got. The state treasurer. John Kennedy saying that he has come up with the ball that 400 different options. To trim the budget no one listened to him I would I would you know when you when you get in these things you don't know who believe I would like to see the dollar. And the treasurer standing side by side. And the treasury and OKMR governor you can cut of this expansion here. And just to see with the governors of luck I would some kind toy like the student stands side by side. In line by line go head to head on the mystics. Think that's the whole point of you know kind of aggressive major institute. You know give people more also worked yeah. So I think of that rather than remarkably call this is happening six months from now county and and always because it tops in the future that is that the Tibetan yesterday. That the big headline it's that tops the suspect it. So people freaking out that sort of work together. I think your current pointed out that the party and oh. We all that level it's immaturity or. And of about. And of course even the bare mentioned that there might be impossible to have no knowledge of football that just sounds so ridiculous. I think he just had ticket where. Where people feel that you don't have kids in college whether you're worried about a ball in outward about Obama surely you some straight. Operatives patient and healthcare system. But that doesn't it doesn't take a little to build do away from what is trying to do when you say Sunday it would have to oil throughput while no one believes. No one. So short so I think you destructive or across such. People are expecting just my FaceBook maybe send off by taking care of it up and go to bed and then. The event so it martyred. Collapse some six processor just one of those saying. You know he orbital Earl ER. And equipment they work well but we're just we look there's certain to be. All right Milton thank you show us we will be back with more your phone calls at 64218. Before 7 o'clock I'm Bob Mitchell and fatale talk Jerome WWL. I know we've all heard alarming talk about budgets before but this is our reality. There are some who trotted downplayed the severity of our problems for political gain. Some will claim our states economist numbers are false. Others will say we simply need to cut our way out of this mess. Remember. For eight years we've had a conservative governor with a conservative legislature. If stabilizing the budget or Aziz is cutting spending and simply reducing state contracts. That would have been done already. But it hasn't. And that is the government drug bella Edward to address the state last that I was at least impressed that his message was in size but. In at a very very bleak picture in the of course John Kennedy come right behind him. And says we really don't need all those titles I've I've got some cuts that will work that will keep us from. Having to do that sole boots and go away they got to get on the same page. Legalize and tax marijuana charge in the purchase is reduced to pork barrel projects. Cut the contract raised the sin taxes on cigarettes and liquor here's another one Louisiana is ranked sixth. Highest in the nation number of state employees per tablet. The gov or could cut there OK let's say get to another phone call or two let's go to Joseph oh Joseph and Guerrero. Joseph you heard both sides and how do you feel about this that they'll go to the right. Yeah are you angry are you worried that. Well I'm angry I'm happy that reasoning is that. Kennedy's then it Bob Jindal and so major fully used. It's yet. Here in the budget. He got particularly in debt coming right now in new governor in a good job I mean charity. Actually and Libya and we've been debt assembly years. And any doubt that should and Bobby Jindal and send it to. Ron Ron your tongue. It seems to me now this might just be my imagination but it seems to me every time I hear on the on the year. He's talking about the fact that we need to cut that need. It. But nothing but he can't make them they can't make them all in all you can do is recommend. He can't pass laws. Yeah I understand. What he's got a big. Light and you. And he can put that in black and wide and it it is like an index people used. And that in addition it is actually add at least content but spies on the web is consolidate. He is doing the right thing. Think things that need to raise taxes on alcohol tobacco. And luxury that these things that people originate on the Bible and you know. They can afford tax and tax you and me we can't afford it that's why all that expensive stuff anyway you know. No but what and when you're talking about 940. Billion this year and two billion dollars next year. I don't I don't than just increasing the sin taxes to bring that much money and I would be wrong but and I don't believe flow. I don't mind paying fifteen you. It. Like taxes. At this stage. In honor could that. And Egypt and The Beatles exit. Ready to hear about it. He. Didn't. Doll. But as it. All right Joseph thank you so much gas prices were in the price of gasoline went to forgo a gallon the prices of everything else went up because everything revolves around him easily. So why oh why hasn't the prices of everything else started to go out on the and add the I've been thinking about that same thing I'm with you on that went here's what I'm deeply saddened with the governor by children. We're still high school and prepared for college I would be in an up roar of a regarding tops I will admit that when my children were young. Did some up a 529 for them and in the climb Tony none was the smartest move I have ever done I'm not quite true little platform in China's. I'd Georgia in one more call before. Traffic or shall we like to traffic will be right traffic all right it's 6519. Minutes before 7 o'clock I'm Bob Mitchell in for Tommy Tucker. And I'm Bob Mitchell and atomic molecular brigades over the project were opinion poll question when it comes to. Thought of fixed Louisiana's budget shortfall do you trust John Bell Edwards or John Kennedy. I'm John Edwards says we're gonna have to have some cuts and we have to increase taxes or we. Am even more cuts than John counties and I've got a whole bunch of cuts. That all war where we really won't have to do a lot of increase in taxes at this point 94%. Believe John Kennedy. And only 6% believe John doe it was both ways that most people. Are going to believe the person that says. We really don't need tax cuts only read this text message my daughter has touched me over 100 times wrestling. About this too well the night. When she should be focused in on her studies Topps is an academic scholarship not a grant. I'm stressed about it but more important my daughter is more stressed about not having the scholarship but not being able to afford to play. Former education. And L issue all of this was sent a tremendous amount of stress for the kids and students. India. University is one of the things that that I'd like to ask you to it if you were on a fixed income. Like a lot of people are like a lot of seniors are they have no other ways of making money there on the set fixed income and you afford to pay anymore taxes at all. Let's go to Jeffrey in Algiers Jeffrey Loria. All right what do you think about the governor's speechless man and you believe him more do you believe John tennis anymore so we can do we'll starts. You need me you know. He's out there. Playing well right days. Oh. Yes. It was theory. Is working. Right. Is that you want but. Hey you do. That it. Oh. Here. We've about it it would. Aren't there could. Schools to read you what you'll do a little bit. That people courtroom work. But when we. You. People are your your right. 53. Equals. You. Know that the. All right Jeffrey thank you so much gonna go to Ben. Ben I used those green Edwards is right on point. Yet. The very people who knew it that Obama and yet people I don't quite because. Everybody in the country one yet or we'd both unemployment. And Wear out there. Everybody need to be speaking there. And oh ops the goal. We got beat but he stopped. AP but the people. But what we can't do it go to all these Obama and asked you know anymore. Because they give up that day from the government mean that crop on not that we need. See what happens don't always people who have their kids in a in school because of cops. And then they take topped one win what are they gonna do our what are they gonna fly on the money from or they're gonna have to pull their kids out of school. Or against additional always say well if you get a second or third job. Well I think it it that bad day but it beat Hillary in the bears bad B and I hope they can't recover. In someway. But. We recap the ball up with Edith and I think it was over though. All right it is time for. Our one look. Thousand dollar. 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