As predicted, a states’ rights, small government, anti-deficit, anti-debt, anti-government spending Republican is demanding federal money that’s been redistributed from taxpayers in other states. Not only that, but when President Obama approved funds for Bobby Jindal, he demanded more money.
The White House said Obama informed Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal of the emergency declaration in a phone call. The declaration makes federal support available to save lives, protect public health and safety and preserve property in coastal areas.
Jindal, a Republican, shot back late Monday in a letter to the Obama administration that the declaration fell short of the help he was requesting.
“We appreciate your response to our request and your approval,” Jindal wrote. “However, the state’s original request for federal assistance … included a request for reimbursement for all emergency protective measures. The federal declaration of emergency only provides for direct federal assistance.”
If the hurricane wasn’t such serious business I’d be inclined to laugh in his small-government face and hang up the phone.