Bonehead(s) of the Week
Lindel Toups is a member of the Parish Council of LaFourche Parish, Louisiana. Under normal circumstances, his chances of coming to national media attention would seem extremely minimal. But Lindel Toups seems to have been very determined to beat those long odds.
Toups has achieved his fifteen minutes of notoriety by pushing a ballot measure that would transfer $800,000 in public funding from the local library system to the budget for the construction of a new jail. To be clear, the library system would lose $800,000 in allocations in each of the next thirty years. In 2013, that amount would represent over 11% of its annual budget.
So the basic proposition here is kind of dubious.
But the case that Toups has made for the proposed transfer of funds has rendered it ridiculous–not to mention incredibly offensive.
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