This week on "Wingin' It Wednesday", panelist Carol Ross, Warren Caudle, and Mike Stagg joined "Nathan and Bernie in the Morning" to discuss corruption in the DCFS as well as Senator Harry Reid's war on the Koch brothers.

Here's what the panel had to say:

1. A legislative audit has revealed the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services paid more than a million dollars in benefits over four years to dead people.  Your thoughts?

Warren Caudle started us off:

When you read the headlines… 1.3 million… oh wow, but then you look at the percentages -- I would say don’t even bother. It doesn’t even deserve to be mentioned. I think it’s much to do about nothing.
Any business that operates, if they operate on less than one-onehundreth of a percent error, it’s quite a remarkable feat on it’s own.

Mike Stagg posited:

There’s a companion story to this that the Dept. of Health and Hospitals paid Louisiana’s prisoners money for healthcare which of course they are not eligible for.
This is an example of a governor that pretends to be a conservative but all he’s interested in are numbers, so this doesn’t surprise me.


Carol Ross posited:

No wonder they miss paying the money to dead people, they were too busy ripping off the state themselves. Why is it always federal prosecutors, why isn’t it ever an attorney general or district attorney keeping an eye on this. This is why Louisiana has the most active FBI office in the country.


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2. What are your thoughts on US Senator Harry Reid and his war on the Kochs and "dark money".

Warren started us off:

I don’t even understand what the term “dark money” means, unless it applies to some of the underhanded deals Harry Reid has made for himself and his family.
The Koch brothers are wealthy, they take their money and do what they want with it. We get worked up about corporations, but corporations are nothing but people. You take the people out the corporations and you’ve got nothing but steel and concrete.

Carol added:

This is a well orchestrated plan where the Democrats have nothing really to talk about. They need to demonize somebody. This guy going after the Kochs is rich. They are successful businessmen who employ thousands of people and donate millions to charity.

Mike concluded:

Harry Ried is a better Senator for Louisiana than David Vitter and here’s why.
In 2006 when people were getting sick from Katrina trailers from formaldehyde, David Vitter fought it because Georgia Pacific, which is the largest producer of formaldehyde in the world, is owned by the Koch brothers, and the Koch brothers invest in his campaign.
These are two guys who are spending hundreds of millions of dollars to influence the course of government. You want to talk about whats gone wrong with government, the influence of big money… these guys are the personification of what’s gone wrong.

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