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Quibbling with Jindal’s Roadmap

Don't Tread On Me3 Wrote: Jan 28, 2013 7:55 AM
You have to bear in mind that debt & deficits ultimately are a symptom & result of the real disease: runaway totalitarian statism, an elite ruling class that wants to arbitrarily decide who gets what. Private enterprise is the source of the kind of prosperity we've come to expect, including the gimmes on their couches watching TV. Totalitarianism cannot be reconciled with it. To stand for prosperity for all & growing the private sector, one MUST stand for limited government in principle & practice.
Don't Tread On Me3 Wrote: Jan 28, 2013 7:58 AM
" As Jindal himself may say, the facts are in; trillion dollar deficits stifle economic growth. "

DANGER! Whining about "deficits" without qualification leads to the statist retort that deficits are caused by undertaxation of the prosperous. It sparks Demmie demands for more futile tax hikes on "other people" who don't support Demmies!

The real fact is that overspending on things the federal government has no business spending on, & ever-increasing size scope & arbitrary untrammelled power of government stifles true i.e. private-sector, economic growth, prosperity, & the pursuit of happiness.

“I plan to say some things that may challenge your assumptions,” warned Louisiana Governor and rumored 2016 contender Bobby Jindal. “You may not agree with all of it, but that’s ok, ours is a party that can handle real discussions.”

Challenge accepted, governor.

One of Jindal’s big takeaways, as I understand it, was that to win, we must “re-calibrate the compass of conservatism.” “Our principles are timeless,” he clarified. However, “we do need to re-orient our focus to the place where conservatism thrives – in the real world beyond the Washington Beltway.”

On this point, the governor is absolutely correct. Republicans...