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?
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.