Governor Jindal started his week by addressing the start of the 2014 Louisiana Legislative Session where he highlighted individuals who recently moved to Louisiana because of the state’s economic growth. The Governor also sat down with CNBC’s Jim Cramer to talk about what the energy boom has meant to the state and what President Obama should be doing to replicate Louisiana’s energy policies at the national level. On Friday, Governor Jindal was in New Hampshire where he spoke at a St. Patrick’s Day breakfast and to the Northeast Republican Leadership Conference.
Here Is A Quick Recap Of The News About The Governor’s Week:
Governor Jindal Addressed The Louisiana Legislature To Begin The 2014 Legislative Session And Told Stories Of Individuals Who Have Recently Moved To Louisiana Because Of The States Improved Economy. Gov. Bobby Jindal spent much of his address opening the 2014 legislative session acknowledging business growth in the state and introducing workers at those businesses who either moved into Louisiana or are staying here because of new business opportunities. … “Every day growing up my dad would say to me and my brother, ‘Sons, I may not be giving you an inheritance or a famous last name, but I’m going to make sure that if you work hard and get a great education you can do anything you want in this great country.’ “To me, that’s the American dream,” Jindal said, “the dream that each of us has the opportunity to excel if we are willing to work hard to achieve our goals. I want that for every child born in our state.” Training a workforce to meet the thousands of jobs that are expected to be available was the governor’s top priority followed by improving the legal climate for businesses and fighting human trafficking.
Governor Jindal Traveled To New Hampshire And Joked At A St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast. Ayotte introduced Jindal by letting him know that “Duck hunting is a little different here in New Hampshire than what you’re used to in Louisiana.” Jindal feigned surprise at “such controversy” erupting over dead ducks. “Back home, we call that dinner,” he quipped. Jindal poked a little fun at his home state’s checkered political history, then wondered aloud why, as a Southern governor of Asian-Indian heritage, he was invited to an event celebrating Irish tradition. “And I want to thank the genius who invited me to a St. Patrick’s Day event,” he said, adding organizers should have done “a quick Google image search.”
Governor Jindal Spoke To CNBC’s Jim Cramer About The Louisiana Energy Boom And What President Obama Should Be Doing To Create More Jobs By Harnessing The Energy Industry’s Growth. Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal appeared on CNBC’s “Mad Money with Jim Cramer” to talk about his state’s share of the Gulf Coast energy boom … “We’re doing what Washington, D.C. is not doing,” said Governor Jindal, noting that Louisiana’s economy is growing 50 percent faster than the national economy. ”Over $50 billion in projects announced in our state. Over 80,000 new jobs. It’s not rocket science. What did we do? We cut taxes. We have the lowest taxes for our manufacturing facility anywhere in the country. We’ve made it easier for people to invest. We’ve got the top rated workforce training program in the country. We cut back state spending so we cut the budget 26%. Cut 28,000 government jobs. We’re growing the private sector. And, by the way, we’d be doing this across the country if Washington would just get out of the way.”
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Governor Jindal Wrote A Column For National Review Criticizing President Obama For His Weakness In Dealing With Russia. This president is often praised for his intelligence. The events in Crimea should spur us to revisit that notion, or at least to mark the difference between wisdom and intelligence. While the president of Russia is using military force to invade neighboring countries, our president is reducing the size of our military and boasting about the record number of Americans on food stamps. Obama conveys weakness to our allies and our enemies, but wise presidents have always understood that American weakness leads to violence, American strength to stability.
Governor Jindal Sat Down With David Brody Of CBN To Discuss The Failures Of Obamacare. After the speech, the governor and possible presidential candidate told CBN News that the president’s policies are helping the conservative cause. “The failures of the execution and design of Obamacare may be the best argument against progressivism we’re ever going to see,” Jindal said. “I think people are now beginning to see it doesn’t make sense just to trust the government to do everything for us,” he continued. “It doesn’t work. We need to trust the founding fathers who were right to trust the American people, not a bunch of guys in D.C.”
Governor Jindal Started A PAC In Order To Focus On Electing More Public Officials That Will Stand Up To Washington. Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal will unveil a new political action committee on Thursday to help elect conservatives to Congress, he told POLITICO. … “Obviously, my main focus is still going to be continuing to help governors win their races and candidates to win gubernatorial races,” he said in an 18-minute phone interview late Wednesday afternoon. “But I also get a ton of requests to go and speak and help federal candidates in the Senate and the House. So we just thought this was a logical thing to do.”
Governor Jindal Unveiled Human Trafficking Legislation Aimed At Toughening Laws And Protecting Victims. A new push by Gov. Bobby Jindal to further toughen the state’s human trafficking laws doesn’t just provide new legal protections for victims and harsher penalties for perpetrators; it also serves to crack down on prostitution writ large in Louisiana by zeroing in on madams and pimps who further the practice. … Perhaps the most significant portion of the legislation as it regards human trafficking, is it would give victims of human trafficking a legal mechanism to vacate a prostitution conviction. A provision of this sort would especially help trafficking survivors like Clemmie Greenlee, who spoke of her nearly three-decades in the sex trade at a press conference Tuesday with the governor and multiple lawmakers. … “Human trafficking is one of the most heinous crimes being perpetrated against the people of Louisiana,” he said Tuesday. “For those monsters who want to prey on innocent women and children, our message is…’We’re going to make this the worst place you can be.’”
The Advocate’s Quin Hillyer Praised Governor Jindal For Standing Up To President Obama At The White House. As for the substance of Jindal’s criticism of our imperious president, it is right on target. First, he hit the president for refusing to approve the Keystone pipeline, the 1,179-mile project to bring Canadian oil to Gulf Coast refineries while creating 9,000 construction jobs and tens of thousands more jobs in the related supply chain — not to mention driving down consumers’ energy costs. … Likewise, Jindal was right to bust Obama for not “reining in excessive regulations, especially from the EPA.” Not only has Obama’s Environmental Protection Agency waged an economically destructive war on fossil fuels, but it has done so while grossly violating transparency laws and asserting vast regulatory powers the courts have repeatedly shot down. Jindal makes further sense in proposing a “regulatory budget” for each federal agency, requiring them to “roll back costly regulations before instituting new ones.”