Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Jindal does his best "Ronald Reagan"

Bobby Jindal is foolish.

That is the nicest way I can say it.

In response to Obama's Presidential address Gov. Jindal said the following:

Governor that is simply a standard G.O.P variation on the Reagan Mantra: "government is not the solution, government is the problem."

Oh Really Bobby?!

Do you, Governor, honestly believe that the best way to create jobs is through income tax breaks? Do you honestly believe that the credit, housing, and banking crisis was brought on by too much government regulation?!

Look Bob, tax breaks will not create jobs nor encourage spending. Given the depth of this present recession the federal government is the only entity left wit the power to dish out the funds needed to create jobs.

My dear Mr. Jindal, the deregulation of the Bush and Clinton presidencies got us in this mess. Tax breaks - Bush's central economic "plan" - did nothing to stop us from getting into our dire situation, how then will they lift us out of it?

I understand you plan to refuse stimulus money. That is rather odd, since as governor you have quite a large say about how that money is spent.

Wake up Governor! Milton Friedman had departed from us; it is time his economic philosophy departed with from us as well.

Your tired rhetoric about keeping the government out of our affairs and helping ourselves out of this mess is absurd. One can sometimes pull oneself up, but not if one is drowning. Sometimes you just can't make it without a helping hand.

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