Ok, the following is an excerpt from Governor Jindal's speech:
You can read the entire text of the speech here if you want: Full Text of Governor Bobby Jindal’s Response To President Obama’s Speech to Congress…"To solve our current problems, Washington must lead. But the way to lead is not to raise taxes and put more money and power in hands of Washington politicians. The way to lead is by empowering you - the American people. Because we believe that Americans can do anything.
"Democratic leaders say their legislation will grow the economy. What it will do is grow the government, increase our taxes down the line, and saddle future generations with debt. Who among us would ask our children for a loan, so we could spend money we do not have, on things we do not need? That is precisely what the Democrats in Congress just did. It's irresponsible. And it's no way to strengthen our economy, create jobs, or build a prosperous future for our children.
In Louisiana, we took a different approach. Since I became governor, we cut more than 250 earmarks from our state budget. And to create jobs for our citizens, we cut taxes six times — including the largest income tax cut in the history of our state.
But basically, its standard small government conservatism. He is advocating for a very limited government, for tax cuts, against saddling future generations with debt, and so on.
So why is it that Gov. Jindal as a congressman and as governor has so many times went to Washington cup in hand for Federal taxpayer money for his state?
Jindal asks Congress for aid; local levees on the list | HoumaToday.com | The Courier | Houma, LAJindal asks Congress for aid; local levees on the list
Kirsten B. Mitchell
NYT Regional Media Group
Published: Wednesday, September 24, 2008 at 3:00 p.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, September 24, 2008 at 3:47 p.m.
WASHINGTON — Gov. Bobby Jindal returned to Capitol Hill on Tuesday to plead with former colleagues for millions of dollars in federal disaster aid for hurricane-wrecked Louisiana.
Jindal bragged in his speech about cutting taxes in Louisiana and talked about the moral imperative to not saddle future generations with debt.
Sounds great huh. Well, he left something out. His gave his citizens a tax break while his state gets back a $1.78 in federal spending for every dollar its citizens pay for federal income taxes (and that does not even count Katrina money). The Tax Foundation - Federal Taxing and Spending Benefit Some States, Leave Others Paying Bill
So basically, it seems that Jindal would rather taxpayers in other states pay for his state's needs, and future generations from other states get saddled with the debt.
So, is he a hypocrite or not? Please explain your answer.