Must You Be A Rhodes Scholar To Understand Jindal’s Logic? [OPINION]
I know it's above my pay grade as we used to say in the Army, but I wish Governor Bobby Jindal could explain to me how he plans to save the state of Louisiana money paying yet another consulting company $4.2 million.
With the state facing a deficit year after year I think it would be easiest to cut expenses at the consulting level instead of at the actual worker level. But, as I said previously it's probably above my pay grade.
I believe it was Albert Einstein who said "If you can't explain it so a third grader can understand it, you don't understand it yourself". So far I have heard no logical explanation from the Jindal Administration why we need more than 15,000 consulting contracts, much less a new one that will tell us how to save money. Do you think possibly the new consulting firm will tell the state to cut a few thousand consulting contracts or do you think they might want us to sign on a few more?
If they recommend cutting consulting contracts that might make us wonder if they themselves are actually needed. If they recommend more consultants who's friends do you think will get those lucrative contracts?
I will admit we may need some consultants for some projects but let's be real. If we need more than 15,000 consultants we need to reduce our state payroll because somebody is not doing their job or they are not qualified to do their job.
I agree with State Treasurer John Kennedy who says we should terminate some of the consulting contracts and apply the savings to higher education funding.
It seems to me there is too much time being spent in meetings analyzing the problem, whatever it might be, instead of actually working to get the problem solved. Let's get the worker bees activated and get the queen bees moving on to other states to pillage their coffers. We need the money in the education system and not in the pockets of consultants.
As I said at the beginning of this, if Governor Jindal understands the need for more than 15,000 consultants plus one more, I wish he would take the time to call NewsTalk 96.5 KPEL and explain it to me.