Gov. Bobby Jindal has wrecked the state of Louisiana and now he wants to take the carnage national. Jindal announced on Twitter that he is running for president.
Here is the Jindal tweet not heard around the world:
I’m running for President of the United States of America. Join me: http://t.co/MmqB4kxpUq
— Gov. Bobby Jindal (@BobbyJindal) June 24, 2015
Just like Scott Walker and Chris Christie, Jindal destroyed his state with a disastrous combination of tax cuts for the wealthy and budget cuts to vital programs. Jindal, like Walker and Christie, believes that a record economic failure is the perfect presidential campaign platform.
No state has been damaged more by the combination of personal presidential ambition and failed economic policy than Louisiana.
When Jindal took office in 2008, the state had a $900 million budget surplus that the governor managed to turn into a $1.6 billion deficit through trickle-down tax cuts. He has doubled the state’s unemployment rate while refusing to raise taxes. Jindal has become reviled in his state by slashing funding for education and healthcare. Gov. Jindal tried to replace the state tax with a much higher sales tax, but he had to pull the plan after both Democrats and Republican rebelled.
Bobby Jindal is so disliked in deep red Louisiana that President Obama has a higher approval rating than the Republican governor.
Jindal is completely delusional if he believes that his record of total failure is the stuff of which presidents are made. Bobby Jindal is George W. Bush on steroids. Jindal destroyed Louisiana to build his presidential candidate resume, and he has to be drunk on a cocktail of arrogance and ego to believe that he has a snowball’s chance of ever being elected president.
Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor, who is White House Press Pool, and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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