Bobby Jindal claims credit for an economic miracle that’s really a mirage
By Robert Mann
Gov. Bobby Jindal’s “State of the State” addressto the Louisiana Legislature on Monday was such a cornucopia of half-truths and distortions, it’s difficult to know where to start.
The longer Jindal serves as governor, the greater a fabulist he becomes.
Among the many problems with Jindal’s speech was a clever bit of revisionist history he presented to lawmakers about the state’s economy under his stewardship. Jindal told legislators that he’s leaving Louisiana’s economy much better off than he found it. That is patently false.
You have to look no further than the state’s projected $1.6 billion budget shortfall to realize that a supercharged state business climate would generate enough tax revenue to keep the state’s universities from closing. I don’t know what is Jindal’s definition of economic vitality, but it is nothing like what Louisiana legislators are facing in the coming months.
Here’s how Jindal cast his leadership of the…
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