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Thread: Is Gov. Jindal a hypocrite?

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    Re: Is Gov. Jindal a hypocrite?

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    If every other state but a few are cutting taxes while lobbying for Federal money, I don't see the problem with Jindal doing it. He can push to end it, but with the money available, he should take it. As governor of Louisiana, he is responsible for his constituents before constituents in New York, but if New York wants to keep giving Louisiana money at their own expense, then New York has no reason to complain.
    You know its hypocrisy. Louisiana has been one of the biggest recipients of federal largess for decades. Jindal brought in pork when he was a congressman for his state, ensuring that his state always got in a lot more than it paid in. As governor, he has lobbied for more federal money while cutting his states taxes. What is hypocrisy if that isn't?

    His state would be on the level of a third world nation if it were not for decades of wealth transfers from other states to his, and he participated in it. Does Ron Paul go cup in hand to Washington to beg for money for his state? I guess by yall's logic he could and would not be a hypocrite for doing so.
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    Re: Is Gov. Jindal a hypocrite?

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
    So then why cut taxes for his states citizens when you are still going to Washington and pleading for more taxpayer money? It seems to me that a small government true conservative would want his own state to pay for their needs and only ask the federal government for additional money if his state when his citizens could not afford to pay for it themselves. Right?
    Was Jindal a governor or a state representative to the national government when he ask for assistance due to an emergency that was out of the state's control? He was a state representative so he had no power over state taxes. When he did become governor the money was already received and probably most spent, so it was then out of his hands also.

    The citizens of Louisiana pay federal taxes as any other citizen in any state, so they are entitled to receive emergency aid as any other.

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    Re: Is Gov. Jindal a hypocrite?

    $1.78 : 1 sounds to me like he was doing a hellava job for his state.

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    Re: Is Gov. Jindal a hypocrite?

    Quote Originally Posted by Alex View Post
    Was Jindal a governor or a state representative to the national government when he ask for assistance due to an emergency that was out of the state's control? He was a state representative so he had no power over state taxes. When he did become governor the money was already received and probably most spent, so it was then out of his hands also.

    The citizens of Louisiana pay federal taxes as any other citizen in any state, so they are entitled to receive emergency aid as any other.
    So its your position that there is nothing hypocritical at all for a governor to cut his citizens taxes, the same year he goes cup in hand to Washington to beg for more money, all the while his state getting 1.75 back from the federal government for every dollar it pays in?

    You don't live there so its coming out of your pocket.
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    Re: Is Gov. Jindal a hypocrite?

    Quote Originally Posted by TOJ View Post
    $1.78 : 1 sounds to me like he was doing a hellava job for his state.
    Yes, quite the welfare queen indeed.
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    Re: Is Gov. Jindal a hypocrite?

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
    Yes, quite the welfare queen indeed.
    lol, you're a democrat!

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    Re: Is Gov. Jindal a hypocrite?

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
    So its your position that there is nothing hypocritical at all for a governor to cut his citizens taxes, the same year he goes cup in hand to Washington to beg for more money, all the while his state getting 1.75 back from the federal government for every dollar it pays in?
    It is my position that he is not a hypocrite for receiving federal dollars in an emergency situation and then cutting taxes on state citizens for reasons already stated.

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
    You don't live there so its coming out of your pocket.
    I am relieved to know that my federal taxes are going toward exactly what they are meant to do and are not being wasted in this case.

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    Re: Is Gov. Jindal a hypocrite?

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
    Yes, quite the welfare queen indeed.
    I don't think he set up the rules of the game. If the Feds are handing it out, he would be stupid not to take it.

    Same with the various employment programs. You may not think they should exist, but if they do you are a fool to put your company at a competitive disadvantage by not participating.

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    Re: Is Gov. Jindal a hypocrite?

    Quote Originally Posted by Alex View Post
    It is my position that he is not a hypocrite for receiving federal dollars in an emergency situation and then cutting taxes on state citizens for reasons already stated.



    I am relieved to know that my federal taxes are going toward exactly what they are meant to do and are not being wasted in this case.
    I guess I am ironically coming at this from the right of the supposed conservatives on here because its my position that federal disaster aid and aid to the states is to be used assist the states when the states and localities cannot afford to contend with a disaster or provide needed services on their own.

    It is my position that federal aid should not be used to subsidize a tax cut for the citizens of a state. Because if that state can afford a tax cut, then they could have afforded to provide more of those needed services or disaster aid on their own. If a state wants to give its citizens a tax cut, then great, but that state should not cut their taxes when receiving far more money money from the federal government than they pay in, or the federal assistance should be reduced to what the state pays in. Otherwise, its blatant theft from other taxpayers in other states.

    Lets say you are helping someone out through a hard time. Say they had their hours cut back from work and you were helping them out in the short term with their bills. How would you feel if while you were helping them out, they told their wife that she could go ahead and quite her job and become a stay at home mother. Most people would then rightly feel they were being taken advantage of, well thats exactly what Jindal is doing.
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    Re: Is Gov. Jindal a hypocrite?

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
    I guess I am ironically coming at this from the right of the supposed conservatives on here because its my position that federal disaster aid and aid to the states is to be used assist the states when the states and localities cannot afford to contend with a disaster or provide needed services on their own.

    It is my position that federal aid should not be used to subsidize a tax cut for the citizens of a state. Because if that state can afford a tax cut, then they could have afforded to provide more of those needed services or disaster aid on their own. If a state wants to give its citizens a tax cut, then great, but that state should not cut their taxes when receiving far more money money from the federal government than they pay in, or the federal assistance should be reduced to what the state pays in. Otherwise, its blatant theft from other taxpayers in other states.

    Lets say you are helping someone out through a hard time. Say they had their hours cut back from work and you were helping them out in the short term with their bills. How would you feel if while you were helping them out, they told their wife that she could go ahead and quite her job and become a stay at home mother. Most people would then rightly feel they were being taken advantage of, well thats exactly what Jindal is doing.
    Jindal did not cut taxes when the money was received. He received it as a state representative to the federal government. He had no power over taxes at that time.

    I find it irrelevant that Louisiana received more money than they put in because it was an emergency that required more money then they put in. That is exactly what the money is for and it is not being wasted, regardless of how much was given.

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