Saturday, February 07, 2009

Jindal: vote against the bill, but take the money and run (for president).

Herbert Hoover's revenge: Killing the economy again - Capitol Chronicles - Susan Demas -

But for all the high-voltage rhetoric on cable news, there is conservative confusion on the economy. Take Bobby Jindal. The Louisiana governor is dying for federal money, but said he would have voted no back when he was in Congress. Jindal's not really arguing the state is worthy of the money, but not his district. He's trying to walk that Republican tightrope where he doesn't take the hit for signing off on spending, but he'll sure as hell cash the check.

That's precisely what GOP lawmakers did in Michigan two years ago when they railed against the $1.4 billion tax hike, but gleefully (and almost unanimously) voted to spend the revenue.

Talk about hypocrisy.

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