Jindal: Obama's record reveals a trail of 'broken promises'
In a guest column today, Gov. Bobby Jindal says President Barack Obama has not lived up to the vast promises of hope and change he made when running for office in 2008. "Almost four years later, President Obama's record is filled with broken promises and job losses, and he's trying to earn your vote for re-election with a campaign slogan of divide and blame," Jindal says. Of the unkept promises Jindal points to in the column, he starts with a promise not to raise taxes on middle class families making less than $250,000 a year. "But Obamacare raises taxes on health plans, medical devices, prescription drugs, and employers, and 75% of the individual mandate tax will fall on the middle class," says Jindal, who has led the GOP charge in interpreting the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision upholding the Affordable Care Act as a tax on Americans. Jindal—widely considered to be somewhere near the top of presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney's short list of potential running mates—says Obama's approach to solving the country's economic ills, in sum, has been a failure by any measure. "The President's entire plan to get the economy back on track is to emulate Europe. He wants higher taxes, more spending and more borrowing. The notion that we can borrow our way to prosperity, the notion that government creates jobs, the notion that we can spend our way to opportunity is just flawed and does not work in the real world." Read the full column here.
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