Friday, January 25, 2013

Jindal Said What?!

Who is Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal kidding? Last night at the Republican National Committee he said, the GOP "must stop being the stupid party" This is a man concerned about how their positions are stated, not what they are stating. He complains about inartful words by candidates such as Todd Akin who said in regards to abortion, "If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down." Or Richard Murdoch and his, "I struggled with it myself for a long time but I came to realize that life is that gift from God and I think even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that it is something that God intended to happen." Here's the thing, Jindal agrees with them, he just hasn't said so as publicly. He signed bills to intimidate women seeking abortions and compared women who have gotten abortions to criminals! The GOP doesn't seem to get it. It's their messsage, not how they say it.

Here's some other things about Jindal to note considering he wants his party to stop being the stupid party: He permits Louisiana schools to teach creationism on the taxpayer's dime. While more and more Americans, including Republicans are getting comfortable with gay relationships, he allows state employees to be fired for being gay. Louisiana has the third highest uninsured rate in the country, yet he refuses to provide health care for Louisiana’s poorest. He seeks to dramatically cut taxes for the wealthy and increase taxes for everyone else. Under his plan, the bottom 80 percent of Louisianans in the income distribution would see a tax increase from repealing the personal and corporate income taxes and replacing them with a higher sales tax. The poorest 20 percent of taxpayers, those with an average income of $12,000, would see an average tax increase of $395, or 3.4 percent of their income while those in the top one percent would on average get a tax cut of $25,423. And Piyush Jindal is what passes for an intellectual in today's GOP. In case you are wondering, Piyush decided he wanted to be called "Bobby" after the youngest Brady Bunch boy. True story.

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