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The state had a boom in government revenues and spent every dime of that money. The boom is over, so it’s cutting. And Jindal, in the style anyone would expect of a politician regardless of stripe, is taking credit for being a budget-cutter.
He’ll have an opportunity to take even more credit for doing so now that the feds are slashing Louisiana’s Medicaid funding by almost $900 million, an 11 percent decrease overnight…
Still, recent history – and particularly the history between 2000 and 2010 – shows growth of government in Louisiana that totally outstrips any reasonable expectation, at a time when the demand for those government services wouldn’t appear to be all that high based on the per-capita income growth numbers and the population figures.
Originally posted by Habit4ming
Neither Jindal nor Rubio is Constitutionally eligible to be VP/President--they are NOT natural born citizens. Minor vs. Happersett defines natural born citizens...
Most importantly, Arizona courts are bound by United States Supreme Court precedent, and this precedent fully supports that President Obama is a natural born citizen under the Constitution and thus qualified to hold the office of President. See United States v. Wong Kim Ark (addressing U. S. Const. amend. XIV) ; Ankeny v. Governor of the State of Indiana (addressing the precise issue). Contrary to Plaintiff’s assertion, Minor v. Happersett does not hold otherwise
Obama "became a citizen at birth and is a natural-born citizen,"
President Obama was a United States citizen at the moment of his birth in Hawaii. Since he held citizenship at birth all constitutional qualifications have been met. There is no basis to question the presidents citizenship or qualifications to hold office
I have reviewed and considered the legal authority submitted by the plaintiff and the Defendants on this issue and conclude as a matter of law that this allegation, if true, would not make the candidate ineligible for office. Cited Hollander v. McCain and Ankeny v. Governor of Indiana.
The eligibility requirements to be president of the United States are such that the individual must be a "natural born citizen" of the United States and at least thirty-five years of age. U.S. Const. art. II, S1. It is well settled that those born in the United States are considered natural born citizens. See, e.g United States v Ark, 169 U.S 649, 702 (1898)
The Fourteenth Amendment of the Constitution, in the declaration that
“all persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside,”
contemplates two sources of citizenship, and two only: birth and naturalization. Citizenship by naturalization can only be acquired by naturalization under the authority and in the forms of law. But citizenship by birth is established by the mere fact of birth under the circumstances defined in the Constitution. Every person born in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, becomes at once a citizen of the United States, and needs no naturalization