Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Oh Bobby...

After watching Governor and Former Congressman Bobby Jindal I gotta say...


What a frickin hypocrite.

In 2005 and 2006, then Congressman Jindal voted for EVERY spending bill in Congress except for one, and actually, that was an amendment. Yep, the staunch fiscal conservative who wants to lessen the burden on our kids, voted against an amendment that would restore funding for Public Radio.

That's it! There was no other wasteful spending in 2005 or 2006 other than an amendment to restore Public Radio funding?

The phrase "half of Louisiana being under water and the other half under indictment" comes to mind...

As a member of our Statewide Student Association, we actively lobbied against the Budget Reconciliation Act of 2005. Jindal voted for that too...and thus supported:

$11.4 Billion in cuts in Medicaid and SCHIP (State Children's Health Insurance Program)
$14.3 Billion in cuts in Student Loans
$1.8 Billion in cuts in Farm and conservation programs
$3.2 Billion from repeal of Byrd Amendment that provides aid to local employers hurt by foreign trade violators

After Democrats gained control of Congress after the 2006 elections Jindal's voting record took an interesting turn.

The man so worried about the burden on our nations kids, supported spending bills 9 times, opposed them 15 times, and had the courage to not even vote 29 times.

So while Republicans chastise President Obama for voting present on a handful of votes, their new poster child for fiscal conservatism, failed to even vote 29 times.

He failed to vote on 53% of spending bills in 2007.

And this is the guy the GOP sent up to scold Democrats?

1 comment:

eric zaetsch said...

To make less a burden on our kids?

Did he vote for privitization of Sallie Mae? That one thing has screwed over more college loan recipients, putting them behind the eight ball and on payments out the chute, to learn what the GOP really has in store for them, children of the not-super-wealthy.