Bobby Jindal’s phenomenal 6-month record of achievement (Newt Gingrich)

Newt does it again with his effusive (but well deserved IMO) praise for Bobby Jindal in his article in Human Events entitled “Bobby Jindal, America’s Most Transformational Governor”.

Here, according to Newt, is a partial list a Bobby’s achievements in only six months…

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* Six Major Tax Cuts worth more than $500 million, including eliminating taxes on business and capital investment and the largest personal tax cut in the history of the state – a $300 million reduction in personal income taxes, worth up to $500 for an individual and $1,000 for a family.

* Governor Jindal brought about a Transformation of Job Creation and Retraining. He completely eliminated the Department of Labor and passed a guarantee for employers that Louisiana educational institutions will train its workforce to meet their needs, and if they fail, they will retrain workers for free.

* He created $10 million in Opportunity Scholarships so 1,500 poor children in New Orleans can escape failing public schools.

* Jindal led the passage of The Health Care Consumers Right to Know Act, creating transparency of cost and quality for the first time in Louisiana’s health care system.

* Bobby Jindal expanded the number of charter schools in Louisiana from 42 to 100.

* He passed legislation cracking down on child molesters and also passed a resolution calling for the creation of involuntary civil commitment of sexually violent predators to keep them confined for treatment after they complete their prison terms.

And here’s a seventh achievement…

Louisiana’s Third Bond Rating Boost in a Week

All this, and Governor Bobby Jindal is just getting started. Just last week he vetoed $9 million dollars in pet projects and pork barrel spending in the legislature’s budget – another area in which this 37-year-old governor is showing the way to Washington.

Not coincidentally, Jindal also announced that for the third time last week, Louisiana’s bond rating had been raised by a major credit rating agency.

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Read it all…

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One response to “Bobby Jindal’s phenomenal 6-month record of achievement (Newt Gingrich)

  1. Dark Skies

    Here are the subject debt upgrades…

    Moody’s said this afternoon that it has upgraded its rating on Louisiana’s general obligation bonds to A1 from A2 based on the state’s financial strength and recovery since Hurricane Katrina. Times-Picayune–July 02, 2008.

    Standard & Poor’s Rating Services raised its rating on Louisiana’s general obligation bonds to an ‘A+’ from an ‘A’ and on state-backed debt to an ‘A’ from an ‘A-.’ Fitch Ratings raised its rating on the general obligation bonds from “A” to “A+.” WDAM-TV–7/3/2008

    Treasurer John Kennedy said, because of the upgrades, the state will save at least $3.75 million on this year’s issuance of $500 million in bonds to pay for construction projects. Source

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