The Republicans Are Still Confused About The Debt

My Wednesday column digs into the Republicans and Bobby Jindal on the debt and government spending.

As I watch the convention coverage and glance across the throng of Republican delegates, I can’t help but to think, “Ah yes. This makes sense. The nation’s most confused and contradictory Americans have gathered to nominate a liar for president.”

I know. I know. I’m being incendiary and controversial. I should be more serious and clinical in my analysis. I should stick with the facts and refrain from attacking the character of my political opposites. But you know what? I think I am, in fact, being both serious and accurate.

Yesterday, as delegates gathered in Tampa to nominate Mitt Romney for president in the name of less government, less spending and less interference in state matters, Louisiana’s Republican governor, Bobby Jindal, stepped up to a microphone and, with Hurricane Isaac on the way, not only demanded federal cash and assistance, but he also complained that the cash and assistance already offered by the president — the allegedly socialist wealth-redistributor president — wasn’t enough. Continue reading here.

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  • Username1016

    Sorry if it seems like I’m quibbling about details — great column, BTW, and I’m actually a huge fan. But: “Ronald Reagan, on the other hand, presided over a near-doubling of the debt, increasing the debt by 188%.” Um, that’s a near-tripling of the debt. A doubling of the debt would be increasing it by 100%.