Saturday, June 28, 2008

Bobby Jindal Already in Trouble

The information below comes from a PDF called the Jindal action plan. Periodically, my wife, Elizabeth asks me if politicians realize that most of their statements are recorded. In this day and age of 24 hour news cycles you would think that anyone running for office would understand the media, but it appears that sometimes politicians don't remember basics of their own campaign platform. It appears that Bobby (Brady) Jindal, has now gotten caught in that same trap.

Prohibit Legislators from giving themselves pay raises that take effect
before the subsequent election. Any increase in salary approved by the Legislature should take effect after the next election so the public can decide who deserves that compensation.

If you check today's Times Picayune you will see a great article on the recall effort. I'm not quite sure how I feel about this. Elizabeth doesn't think this is a legitimate reason for a recall. I have one major concern. If the state is in such dire financial straits that it can not get the necessary monies together to pay its part of the levee rebuilding, and affordable housing efforts are not being properly funded by the state, then I'm not certain that it is the right time for the legislature to get a raise.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you check the latest news, Bobby Jindal has had a change of heart and exercised his veto of the legislators' pay raise bill.

5:08 PM  

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