Edwards’ Auction Board Vice Chairman James Sims explodes in anger over suggestion that Edwards sweep excess funds to close budget gap rather than resort to yet more tax increases.


Edwards Appointee LALB Vice Chairman James Sims

In the following video feature, Sound Off Louisiana founder Robert Burns directly suggests to Gov. John Bel Edwards that he exercise his authority to sweep excess funds existing in Louisiana’s various boards and commissions to help plug the FY ’17 budget shortfall rather than simply resorting to yet more tax increases and shows the angry, hostile reaction he receives from one of Edwards’ Louisiana Auctioneer Licensing Board (LALB) appointees, Vice Chairman James Sims:


Burns directly appeals to Gov. Edwards to sweep the excess funds of boards and commissions across Louisiana before resorting to yet more tax increases on Louisiana citizens and shows the incredibly hostile reaction he receives from Edwards appointee and LALB Vice Chairman James Sims.

Supporting Links:

1.   Kevin Boyd’s Hayride article outlining the pork barrel projects funded during the last so-called “budget crisis” during which young disadvantaged children were exploited in having to appear before legislators to beg for their funding not to be cut (which nobody in his or her right mind would ever dream of doing).  Basically, these children and their families are simply used like pawns on a chess board in order to conduct, as Hayride founder Scott McKay appropriately characterizes such episodes, “emotional terrorism.”   

2. Past videos of LAPA President Rev. Freddie Lee Phillips fighting to give Louisiana auctioneers a break on their annual license fee (watch the 5/6/14 video for the LALB’s version of the Jerry Springer show).

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