Louisiana’s Bobby Jindal Targets Obama’s Stimulus Plan For Criticism

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From Bloomberg:

Republican Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal called President Barack Obama’s economic-stimulus plan “irresponsible,” and said it will inflate taxes and the federal deficit in an address establishing himself as a leading critic of the new administration’s economic policies.

“It’s no way to strengthen our economy, create jobs, or build a prosperous future for our children,” Jindal said in a nationally televised speech last night that provided the official Republican response to Obama’s address to a joint session of Congress.

“The strength of America is not found in our government. It is found in the compassionate hearts and enterprising spirit of our citizens,” Jindal said in arguing that the stimulus plan and other proposals by Obama to revive the nation’s economy rely too much on government spending and taxes.

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