Friday, February 06, 2015

Everybody still hates Bobby

This one is a little more predictable than earlier given the author but here is Tyler Bridges in Politico.
But here’s what Jindal doesn’t say: Louisiana’s budget is hemorrhaging red ink, and it’s getting worse. He inherited a $900 million surplus when he became governor seven years ago, and his administration’s own budget documents now show the state is facing deficits of more than $1 billion for as far as the eye can see. There are no easy solutions today because Jindal has increasingly balanced the budget by resorting to one-time fixes, depleting the state’s reserve funds and taking money meant for other purposes.
Aaaaand Jindal's entire tenure as Governor involved an oil boom plus a "trend bucking" stimulus of federal funded hurricane rebuilding activity.  How the hell do you fuck that up this badly?

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