“We as Republicans have to accept that government number crunching—even conservative number crunching—is not the answer to our nation’s problems. We must not become the party of austerity.”
—Gov. Bobby Jindal, in an address in Charlotte, N.C. that served as his rebuttal to President Obama’s inaugural address. This from a governor who has slashed funding and services for higher education, medical care, disabled children, battered women, the mentally ill and hospice care patients before being forced to backtrack on the latter cutback.