You do realize that Jindal has operated our state with a $180 million surplus, right? In this Obama economy...that's worthy of sainthood status.
After scaring everyone into thinking there was a billion dollar deficit, and borrowing from the rainy-day fund.
Which he then refused to pay back with the surplus.
Guess what, his economic forecasters predicted the exact same huge shortfalls this year, too. I think they said something like $963,000,000.00(USD).
But no one will ever hear about how their projections for growth in revenue are so far off. Just like last year. By projecting ridiculously inaccurate growth forecasts, they could forecast dire budgetary situations and ram through deep cuts.
Same thing this year. He's scaring everyone by talking about $963,000,000 deficits, and when he gtes his cuts and lays the screws to everyone from healthcare to secondary education with state civil servants left behind in the undertow, everyone will champion him.
Then it'll come out at the Revenue Estimating Conference that they again projected ridiculously and there's a huge sum left over as a surplus. But of course not a dime to protect LSU, state workers or anyone other than his 6-figure political appointees.
This post was edited on 11/20 at 2:29 pm